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Secrets of Long Life Sought in DNA of the Elderly

Secrets of Long Life Sought in DNA of the Elderly

By Yahoo! on October 27, 2011

George Eberhardt turned 107 last month, and scientists would love to know how he and other older folks like him made it that far. So he's going to hand over some of his DNA. He's one of 100 centenarians taking part in a project announced Wednesday that will examine some of the oldest citizens with one of the newest scientific tools: whole-genome sequencing, the deciphering of a person's complete collection of DNA.

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