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Google's secretive Project Calico is aimed at defeating death itself or at least staving it off far longer than ever before. To that end, the company has been recruiting some of the top names in anti-aging and genetics research.
Experts tweaked two genetic pathways in the tiny lab worm Caenorhabditis elegans and boosted the creature's lifespan by a factor of five. "What we have here is a synergistic five-fold increase in lifespan," said US lead scientist Dr Pankaj Kapahi,
Scientists increase creepy-crawly's lifespan six-fold by manipulating rare gene Last updated at 11:40 AM on 18th November 2011 In the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film Captain Jack Sparrow puts himself in mortal danger to find the fabled fountain