Time In Outer Space Lengthens Worms' Lives

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 • Unemployed

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

Liz Ryder • Addiction Specialist