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Hereditary Long Life

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jan 28, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 14:30

Guest: Ken Smith, Professor of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah Grandparents die in their 70s and 80s. What does that mean for how long their grandchildren will live? Not as much as you might think. Predicting lifespan is very complicated, but a new study may help researchers identify the gene that controls if someone is going to live an exceptionally long life.