Podcast: Increasing the longevity of C. elegans

Arnab Mukhopadhyay - Podcast-Optimized Arnab Mukhopadhyay explains how the longevity of C. elegans was increased 40-60% by using a gene-diet pairing in a mutant. The lifespan increased even when there was no restriction on the quantity of food consumed. The understanding of gene-diet pairings is important as it will give researchers a handle to engage a targeted approach to regulate lifespan.