Genome Research and Education Center of SibFU

World's Oldest Living People Have Their Genomes Sequenced

In the hopes of uncovering the genetic basis for extremely long life spans, scientists have sequenced the genomes of 17 of the world's oldest living people.

Unfortunately, the secret to a long life span remains a mystery for now — a first analysis of the genomes did not reveal any rare genetic mutations that might have been responsible for the participants' extraordinary ages.

Paper in Plos One