Long-Lived Men

Researchers have found a genetic variant linked to longer life among men, the New York Times reports.

In lower organisms, growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor 1 signaling both regulate lifespan, leading an Albert Einstein College of Medicine-led team of researchers to suspect that a deletion in the growth hormone receptor gene might influence longevity among people.

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