Genes May Hold Secrets Of Longevity

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Scientists at Boston University have discovered a series of genes that are common to people who live to 100 and beyond. They studied the genomes of more  1,000 centenarians. The study, released Thursday in the Journal Science, may influence the way people live and the lifestyle choices they make.

  • Dr. Tom Perls, director of the study, associate professr of medicine and geriatrics at Boston University Medical School
  • Dr. Michael Grodin, medical ethicist, BU Medical Center
  • Curt Nickisch, WBUR reporter

This program aired on July 1, 2010.


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