What Do You Do With 600 Very Old Estonians?

Thanks Eneko for this find!

If you are trying to find the secret to immortality, you test their blood, of course!

Wired Magazine offers a peek into the rather odd world of researchers who want to find out how to make us live longer. We already know that we can do this by being more active in middle age and as we go beyond that. But are there certain markers in the blood that can track how long our organz will hold out?

One group of reserachers is using data that it gained from the blood of a group of long lived Estonians. There are othe apporaches as well. Will this produce results? If history is any guide, we will find out stuff about the blood, which is good, even if we don’t find out how to live forever.

Onward!

 

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