Smoking, drinking, eating stuff that’s bad for you—none of that matters much in the long run if you have the right genetic makeup. That’s the preliminary finding of the Longevity Genes Project, an Albert Einstein College of Medicine research study examining 600 healthy, very old people, some of whom have passed their 100th birthdays and others in their mid- to late-90s. The oldest is 112. Also included are 700 of their offspring, who will be followed as they age.
Oldest New Yorkers show how to beat gene roulette
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