Mice with this form of dwarfism lived ten times longer than non-dwarved mice!!
Sorry to beard out on you. I didn't notice that they had misreported that fact the first time I watched it. To clarify, Valter Longo has made yeast live ten times longer by altering that pathway, not mice.
As a general rule, it's easier to make simpler organisms live longer than more complex ones like humans. As you increase in complexity from yeast to C. elegans, to Drosophila, to rodents, the genetic interventions tend to have less of an effect on life span. This doesn't mean that this research isn't worth pursing, just that it's going to be harder to extend human life span than clips like this one would lead you to believe.
I knew it was too good to be true. I'm canceling my dwarf gene therapies and going back to school.
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