Biology, Biomedical

Can longevity be inherited?

Genetic traits that influence longevity exist, and can certainly be passed from parents to children. But as a general phenotype, longevity is very complex. All the genes related to longevity will not necessarily pass to the children in a predictable way.

chromosome representation graphic telomeres
Biology, Biomedical

Born by middle aged parents? You may have a chance to live longer.

Our cells are amazing machines, they can survive a lot of damage, fight infections and keep us alive for many years. But they are not perfect at it and in the process of defending ourselves they may cause some damage. This damage when accumulated may lead to age related diseases later in life. There are… Continue reading Born by middle aged parents? You may have a chance to live longer.