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Biotech dives into Sardinia gene pool for secret of long life

(Financial Times) In the quest to find the secret to a longer life, a British biotech group has bought the genetic data of almost 13,000 residents from a Sardinian province where an unusually large number of people live past their 100th birthday.
Tiziana Life Sciences, a British drug company focused on cancer and diseases of the immune system, said it had acquired a “biobank” containing the DNA of residents of the Ogliastra province in Sardinia, home to one of the world’s highest proportions of centenarians…
Gabriele Cerrone, chief executive of Tiziana, said the group hoped the trove of data would help the company identify whether there were any particular genetic traits linked to longevity.
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