This Wall Street Journal article says that certain sets of genes lead people to live longer. Teams of researchers are studying elderly people in Georgia, Holland, Okinawa, and New York to look for what is keeping them from succumbing to the usual foibles of old age. So far, one gene variant of FOXO3A seems to double or triple a person's odds of seeing their 100th birthday.

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