Genetically Editing Mitochondria Extends Fruit Flies Lives

News   Sep 07, 2017 | Original story from UCLA

 
Genetically Editing Mitochondria Extends Fruit Flies Lives

Fruit flies’ mitochondria (in green) at 10 days (top left), 28 days (top right) and 37 days old (both bottom images). At bottom right, the mitochondria have returned to a more youthful state after UCLA biologists increased the fly’s level of a protein called Drp1. Credit: Nature Communications/Anil Rana

 

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