News FocusAMERICAN SOCIETY OF HUMAN GENETICS MEETING

Of Worms, Mice, and Very Old Men and Women

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Science  19 Nov 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5700, pp. 1284
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5700.1284a

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TORONTO, CANADA-- More than 5000 experts met here from 26 to 30 October for the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. A group of researchers reported that centenarians tend to have a gene variant involved in a lipid pathway previously tied to long life in Caenorhabditis elegans, the model worm.

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