Caloric Restriction and Genetic Engineering Make Bakers Yeast Live 10 Times Longer
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The average life span for bakers yeast is roughly 8 days. For yeast there is no time like the present. But scientists through restricting food and some very creative genetic engineering have managed to get bakers yeast to live 800 days instead of 8. So not only is yeast involved in creating bread the staff of life but may provide a path way to extend human life past even vampire like terms - if you reduce you bread and other intake quite dramatically :-) I think bread yeast was the first organism to have it's genome fully discovered by genetic engineers too.
Just lop off a couple of genes, restrict the diet and you too could live for 800 years - if you could live s long as genetically engineered bread yeast in human terms.