25 genes to make humans long lived primates

Recent research by a collaborative research network including researchers in Spain and the UK has found 25 genes that seem to be responsible for making humans the primates with the longest life spans (sometimes going up to 120 years). These genes show parallel mutations in genes related to wound healing, blood coagulation and cardiovascular disorders; and they might hold the key to the acquisition of our extended life span. 

This is a macaque. Together with us, humans, he’s one of the long-lived monkeys. 

To know more about this study and its results, go to Mappingignorance.org

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