Medical and Scientific: Discovery for the ages

24 Jan 2020 - Medical and Scientific

Australian researchers have uncovered the genes that will make you healthy and able to live a long life, in a major scientific breakthrough. The Garvan Institute of Medical Research has mapped the genomic data of 4000 Australians aged over 70 who have never developed cancer, heart disease or dementia. “Effectively we have got a baseline measure of healthy internal or biological ageing,” the Garvan’s Professor David Thomas said. “This indicates that the DNA in an individual’s blood sample may provide a better indicator of their ‘biological age’ than their chronological age.” The data is published in Nature Communications.

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