Dutch scientists unlock genetic code of world’s oldest person

Dutch scientists unlock genetic code of world’s oldest person

Dutch scientists have unlocked the genetic code of a woman who died at the advanced age of 115.

The Dutch woman, aged 115, credited her longevity to a daily meal of herring, not smoking and limiting her alcohol intake.

The researchers discovered that the oldest person in the world, Henrikje van Andel-Schipper, had almost none of the chronic physical or mental ailments associated with aging. A test Henrikje underwent at the age of 113 revealed that her mental abilities matched those of a 65-year-old woman.

Experts believe that further research of this kind could shed light on why some people live much longer than others.

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