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Study: Bowhead Whale Genome May Hold Secret to Longevity

The Bowhead whale may harbor the secret to longevity, according to a new study that describes its genome. Native to the Arctic, the bowhead is big and strong and can live 200 years, possibly the longest lifespan of any mammal. But why does it live so long? That question has intrigued University of Liverpool scientist Joao Pedro Magalhaes for a long time. “Why do human beings age slower than other primates?" he says. "Why do mice age so much faster than humans or whales?...

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