Researchers tweak gene to extend fruit flies lives by 30 percent - Humans have the same gene

09/09/2014 - 00:00

  By <a href="">LIAT CLARK</a> -<br><br>Activating a specific gene in the intestines of a fruit fly made it live 30 percent longer, a team of biologists has reported.  The gene in question, AMPK, detects and reacts to fluctuations in the body to help modulate energy levels.<br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON WIRED.CO.UK</a>