Although long life tends to run in families, genetics has far less influence on life span than previously estimated, according to a new analysis published in GENETICS

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Want to Live Longer?

August 31, 2018

Consider the ethics. Life extension – using science to slow or halt human aging so that people live far longer than they do naturally – may one day be possible

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The Secret to Long Life?

November 14, 2017

It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us. James Clement has scoured the globe for supercentenarians, aged 110 and older, willing to contribute their genomes to a rare scientific cache

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It’s another tantalizing finding in an area of anti-aging research that has had mixed results

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Can Craig Venter Cheat Death?

February 21, 2017

“In Vietnam, I used to do autopsies on 18-to-22-year-olds, and a lot of them had cardiovascular disease,” J. Craig Venter, the architect of the process, says with a shrug, before adding, ominously, “We find things. The question is what you do with it.”

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if only we could be motivated to use them. Those are the conclusions of two new studies about the promise and perils of relying on fitness trackers to measure and guide how we move

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Peter Bowes has been on a new diet that claims to guard against disease and slow ageing. Then he met a group with a mutation that lets them eat what they want while enjoying the same protection

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A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans

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