New genes associated with extreme longevity identified

December 17th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Centenarians show successful aging as they remain active and alert at very old ages. Scientists have begun to unravel the basis for longevity by finding genetic loci associated with extreme longevity. A new study uses a new statistical method (termed 'informed GWAS') to identify five longevity loci that provide clues about physiological mechanisms for successful aging.
Source: Medicine Science Daily

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