Scientists find a way to make people live for hundreds of years

I was really impressed by the article titled 'Scientists Find a Way to Make People Live for Hundreds of Years'. Based on the fact that aging is genetically programmed, scientists at the University of Southern California conducted special experiments to extend the lifespan of a yeast fungus to make it live 10 times longer.

Two genes, responsible for aging in yeast and cancer in humans, were removed from the yeast's genome. Then, the yeast was put on a restricting diet. The scientists believe that the same way they will be able to improve human longevity and make people leave up to 120 years. The upper limit of human lifespan reaches 125 years but very few people are able to live that long.

Science (23 Jan, 2008)
Scientists Find a Way to Make People Live for Hundreds of Years
It can soon become possible for humans to live up to 800 years with the latest scientific breakthrough ...
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