Thought-provoking piece from the Chron on a local scientists successful efforts in extending the lives of worms. The wigglers lived up to 6 times longer, and were proportionately younger, thanks to the researchers tweaking of a key gene.
If she [ding! female scientist - wohoo!] can replicate the results up the food chain, that could mean a human life span of up to 400 years.
Would that mean junior high would last that much longer?