I wrote about a quest to collect DNA from the oldest old. Like, the really really oldest old.
Here’s Goldie Michelson, who lived to 113 in excellent health, reciting Shakespeare at age 102. And here’s my story on a quest to bottle whatever is in her DNA.
Is it good genes, or something else, that causes some people to live really, really long lives?
Move over, 100-year-olds. Scientists now seek “supercentenarians’’ for clues to healthy old age.
Move over, 100-year-olds. Scientists now seek “supercentenarians’’ for clues to healthy old age.
Goldie Michelson is one of the one-in-five-million Americans to have lived beyond 110. She’s reciting Macbeth here at 102, am reposting cuz, it's great. And ICYMI, my story on quest to collect “supercentenarian” DNA
Move over, 100-year-olds. Scientists now seek “supercentenarians’’ for clues to healthy old age.
Research subjects wanted. Must be fit, smart -- and at least 110 years old.
We sequenced some of the oldest people in the world! Story by in the
One in five million people are estimated to live past 110 in good health. My piece on the quest to collect their DNA.
Morning walks? Chocolate? Raw eggs? Or is it good genes that cause some people to become supercentenarians?
Morning walks? Chocolate? GCCATGTAC? Why do some people live to 110?
Move over, 100-year-olds. Scientists now seek “supercentenarians’’ for clues to healthy old age.
No one knows, re supercentenarian variants, but three-dozen genomes of people 110 & older, sequenced by , have just been made available for anyone to analyze.
you should read 's super piece on supercentenarians, or as i think of it, "150 over 110"
A good read from the NYT on research into longevity #SoFarThisIsTheOldestIveBeen
TIL: the last living child of those born into American enslavement died in 2011. Take that in.
Searching the supercentenarians for longevity genes. Another great production.
Great seeing ’s thoughts in today on efforts to catalogue DNA of supercentenarians to advance the human lifespan.
And here she is doing the Portia monologue, in case you thought Macbeth was a fluke. (Age 102, being interviewed by her geriatrician in front of an audience of doctors. Lived to 113 in fine cognitive and physical health).
Interesting piece on collecting, & seq'd, genomes of supercentenarians (110+). My bet - no big secret but we'll see. (Maybe) Best advice for long life (from 110 yr old man): "Keep breathing."
The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the #DNA of the Oldest Among Us & the oldest/older want to share their data for research, see also:
The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us
How’d They Get to Age 110 — Attitude or DNA?
#Aging: when can this terrible genetic disorder be cured?
Back by popular demand, then-102-year-old Goldie Michelson reciting more Shakespeare (Portia this time). And a link to my story about her DNA.
Good news? You made it to 110. Bad news? Chance of dying 50%. Just love reading about supercentenarians from
The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the #Oldest Those older than 100 represent an extreme phenotype - like elite athletes. 70k Americans in this group, dropping to ~25 for those >110. Is this large enough for good stats on #rarevariants?
Have received a gazillion questions & comments on this supercentenarian DNA story — will compile over the weekend & post some answers, so any stray ones, plz send along.
The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us
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"The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us" by AMY HARMON via NYT Health
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Citizen science pokes and prods the super, super old. Clement joins Hood, Venter, Calico, Barzilai, Stuart Kim, Tom Perls and a legion of others
The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us
The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of Supercentenarians, by #genomics #aging