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Unlocking the Secret of Mutant Flies’ Longevity

News   Aug 08, 2019 | Original story from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

 
Unlocking the Secret of Mutant Flies’ Longevity

Russian researchers determined which genes are affected by mutation that extends lifespan of fruit flies. Comparing gene activity of long-living fly strains to the control insects helped reveal mechanisms of aging and identify drug targets associated with aging-related diseases. Credit: Elena Khavina, MIPT Press Office.

 
 
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