Scientists identify gene that can help you live to 100

A gene that can help you live to 100 has been identified by scientists.
Researchers studying a group of people with an average age of 97 found they had all inherited a gene that appears to prevent cells ageing.
They found that the 86 people studied and their children had higher levels of an enzyme called telomerase which is known to protect the body's DNA from degrading.
The team from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, who studied an American Ashkenazi Jewish community, said that the finding could lead to anti-aging drugs.

Full story by Richard Alleyne on The Telegraph



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