Centenarians

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Genetic material from 14 of Australia’s oldest citizens has been sent overseas in a bid to discover the secret of surviving and thriving into very old age.

Margaret Somerville

UNSW is helping scientists map the genomes of our oldest citizens in an international competition pushing the barriers of science and technology.

Good living, a happy outlook and avoiding obesity are more important than genes in prolonging life, according to the first study of Australian centenarians compiled by UNSW researchers.