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Prize offered to decode DNA from 100 centenarians

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Scientists think DNA from very old healthy people may offer insights into how they lived such a long time. That could one day lead to therapies to help the everyone stay disease-free longer.

And a foundation that gives scientists prizes to develop breakthroughs is helping. The X Prize Foundation, famous for its spaceflight competition, is offering $10 million in prize money to researchers who decode the complete DNA sequence from 100 people older than 100.


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