10/20/2011 – Long life passed down through generations

Anne Brunet

Anne Brunet

Although long life can be inherited, it doesn’t necessarily happen through the genes.

A new study conducted by Center on Longevity faculty affiliate Anne Brunet shows that the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of long-lived roundworms live five to six days longer than usual even though they no longer carry the genetic mutations that caused their grandparents’ longevity.

Read the full article at Nature

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