Scientists share what they’ve learned from worms about how to live longer. Scientists are working hard to find out what causes aging, and how they can help people live longer. Matt Kaeberlein explains the science behind longevity. He also tells us about his robot that tests 100,000 anti-aging drugs on micro worms every year and the long-term study he is conducting on the aging process of dogs. We’ll also visit Willie Mae Avery to learn what it’s really like to live a long and healthy life.
Willie Mae Avery is the oldest resident of Washington, D.C. at 107 years old.
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