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100-years-old the new 60

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J. CRAIG VENTER [2012 laureate], the man who raced the US government to sequence the first human genome, has a new goal: help everyone live to 100, in good health.

Human Longevity will use machines from Illumina, which has a stake in the company, to decode the DNA of people from children to centenarians. San Diego-based Human Longevity will compile the information into a database that will include information on both the genome and the microbiome, the microbes that live in our gut. The aim is to help researchers understand and address diseases associated with age-related decline.

Read the WAtoday article, March 5, 2014