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Worms hold ‘eternal life’ secret

//newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39485000/jpg/_39485121_elegans.jpg' cannot be displayed]“A tiny round worm can live six times longer than normal if certain genes and hormones are tweaked, according to a report in the journal Science.

The worms – Caenorhabditis elegans – had a metabolic hormone inhibited and their reproductive systems removed.

They went on to stay healthy and active for a human equivalent of 500 years, which is the longest life-span extension ever achieved by scientists. ” —BBC Are you up for it?