Genetic clues
to long life

Scientists studying groups of people genetically isolated by location or culture have found gene mutations that seem to prevent the diseases that most often shorten life. The mutations aren’t limited to these groups, and not all group members have them. Learning how these genes work could help extend life for us all.

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John Tomanio and Matthew Twombly, NGM Staff; Megan Cassidy. Source: Nir Barzilai, Institute for Aging Research, Longevity Genes Project, Albert Einstein College of Medicine