Will You Live to Be 100? Check Your Genes

Friday, July 02, 2010

Boston University scientists believe they may have uncovered the secret to why some people live to be 100 years old. According to a new report, published in Science by the New England Centenarian Study at Boston Medical Center, scientists may have have pinpointed the gene for long life. Researches found that 40 percent of those who live to be at least 110 shared three genetic signatures. The director of the study, Dr. Thomas Perls, talks to us about the findings and how they may change medicine.

Guests:

Dr. Thomas Perls

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

Comments [1]

Ken from Minneapolis

Heard about this on Japanese TV. Glad you covered it too. Keep covering science stories that have important implications for human life.

Jul. 02 2010 07:48 AM

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