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Variation at a central metabolic gene influences male fruit fly lifespan

20:00 EDT 28 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(North Carolina State University) The overexpression of an important gene that regulates energy metabolism can cause a severe shortening of lifespan in male fruit flies but has only a small negative effect on lifespans of female fruit flies, according to new research from North Carolina State University.

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