Researchers who study aging and longevity often experiment on subjects with short life spans so they don’t have to wait decades for results. Thus, they’re partial to roundworms, which only live for two weeks or so and, weirdly, share some genetic characteristics with people. Weirder still: Yeast, a short-lived, single-celled fungus, has enough cellular similarities to humans that it’s also used in laboratory studies on human aging.
The Edict of Worms was a 1521 proclamation that condemned the teachings of what man?
A) Thomas Aquinas
D) Martin Luther
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