Fission yeast don't age

Published: 2017-01-31 1 minute read

My colleagues and I just published our work on fission yeast aging in eLIFE. Although we had hoped to develop a more human-like single-celled model organism to study eukaryotic aging, we came to the surprising conclusion that fission yeast simply don't age. That is, the chance of a fission yeast dying is constant throughout its lifespan. Still, it's a fascinating result.