Longevity Genes

It was recently reported that a group of scientists at Boston University have defined a group of genetic variations that allow for predictions of human longevity.

The study, which focused on a group of individuals with exceptional longevity, apparently defines a set of genetic features that can predict whether a person will live to 100 years of age with 77 percent accuracy.

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The researchers also found 19 different genetic "signatures" in 90 percent of centenarians which correlated with "different patterns of exceptional longevity,"


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