Ageing and Longevity

Genetics: exploring why some people live beyond 100 years

Daw Thein Khin, a 100-year-old woman survivor of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) prays at her home

Rare genetics is most likely the main reason why some people can live beyond 100. Image: REUTERS/Shwe Paw Mya Tin

Richard Faragher
Professor of Biogerontology, University of Brighton.
Nir Barzilai
Professor of Medicine and Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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