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To what extent do our genes really dictate longevity?

November 8, 2018

Scientists from Calico Life Sciences, a research and development company — in collaboration with colleagues from Ancestry, an online genealogy resource — have recently analyzed data from millions of people to establish whether genetic makeup really does have a crucial say in longevity.

The study’s lead author is Graham Ruby, who is affiliated with Calico Life Sciences.

Ruby and team studied the family trees of over 400 million people and found that genes have a lower impact on how long a person can expect to live than scientists had previously believed.

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