Stopping jumping genes could increase lifespan, at least in worms

jumping genes and their role in ageing in C. elegans
Meet C. elegans, our roundworm.

Roundworms are the most commonly used animal model to investigate aging and methods to increase the lifespan such as intermittent fasting. Latest research indicates that jumping genes could be another target for interventions aiming towards expanding the lifespan.

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