Hereditary Long Life

Hereditary Long Life

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 994 , Segment 6

Episode: Venezuela, Friendship, Letters and Loss, New York Nunchucks

  • Jan 28, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 14:30 mins

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.