Family tree of 400 million people shows genetics has limited influence on longevity

November 6th, 2018 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Although long life tends to run in families, genetics has far less influence on life span than previously thought, according to a new analysis of more than 400 million people. The results suggest that the heritability of life span is well below past estimates, which failed to account for our tendency to select partners with similar traits to our own.
Source: Medicine Science Daily

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