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“Here in our freezers we have 100 or so compounds that extend life in invertebrates,” says Gordon Lithgow, a geneticist at the Buck Institute.
He walks with me through labs situated on a campus of modernistic buildings that command a dreamlike view of San Pablo Bay, and encourage dreamlike thoughts. “What we don’t know is if they work in people.”The Buck Institute bustles with young researchers.
Yeast is expedient as a research subject because it lives out a lifetime before an analyst’s eyes, and because a third of yeast genes are similar to human genes.
Not just life span but “health span” might increase.
Drugs that lengthen health span are becoming to medical researchers what vaccines and antibiotics were to previous generations in the lab: their grail.
Nor did it retreat much during wars or disease outbreaks.
A graph of global life expectancy over time looks like an escalator rising smoothly.