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Contestants Race to Map DNA of 100 Centenarians

Contestants Race to Map DNA of 100 Centenarians

By Wall Street Journal on September 26, 2012

In honor of National Centenarian Day on Saturday, 105-year-old Dennis Morris will likely email his pen pal, Henry Wasserman, 100, and wish him well. The two men met online after they volunteered to submit their DNA to scientists competing in a $10 million challenge to quickly, cheaply and accurately sequence the genomes of 100 centenarians around the world.

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