Time In Outer Space Lengthens Worms' Lives

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•28 Jul 10, 2012

A study of microscopic worms taken aboard the International Space Station found that the suppression of several genes during their exposure to a microgravity environment resulted in longer life spans. What do you think?

  • “Is there a way I could send my old pal Tapey up there? I’d sure like to be able to give her a few more years.”

    Marie Mercincavage –
    Health Care Researcher

  • “Or you can keep them in the fridge and they'll live longer that way, too.”

    Luke Fehrenbach –

  • “The numbers are great, but I'm more concerned about worm quality of life.”

    Liz Ryder –
    Addiction Specialist

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