Longevity mainly ascribed to an extremely long-lived mother

For many years, scientists in Leiden have been monitoring 421 exceptional families with several members who have lived way beyond the age of 90. A new analysis of these extremely long-lived persons, their siblings, and parents now shows that longevity in these families is passed on mainly through the mother. The researchers present their [...]

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The Famine Ended 70 Years Ago, but Dutch Genes Still Bear Scars

By Carl Zimmer Jan. 31, 2018 In September 1944, trains in the Netherlands ground to a halt. Dutch railway workers were hoping that a strike could stop the transport of Nazi troops, helping the advancing Allied forces. But the Allied campaign failed, and the Nazis punished the Netherlands by blocking food supplies, plunging much [...]

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