I came across an interesting article in the BBC this week , about 115 year old women who had lived in Denmark. It is another example of how medical science has moved into the inner world of genetics to bring advancement, answers and hopefully solutions to medical conditions. This amazing centenarian passed away last week but at the time of her death she was the oldest known person in the world. What was remarkable besides her longevity, was that she showed no signs of vascular disease or dementia! Dutch researchers have sequenced the genome of the woman referred to as W115 (unfortunately the article never mentioned her real name). They presented their findings at a conference in Canada last week, were they hope the information will be useful in the studies of longevity and cognitive resilience into old age.
Please follow the link to read this interesting article!