German Research Team Finds Link Between Gene Expression and Longevity in Killifish | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by researchers from the Leibniz Institute on Aging has discovered that when genes involved in a cell's energy production are less active at a young age, the short-lived African turquoise killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri) lives longer.

African turquoise killifish are exceptionally short-lived, and even when they live in optimal conditions, their lifespan usually lasts between four and 12 months. That short lifespan makes them an ideal species in which to study aging.

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