Marie Eberhardt helps her husband George Eberhardt, 107, of Chester, NJ., after they both got their annual flu shot in Mendham, N.J. George Eberhardt turned 107 in September and scientists would love to know how he and other older folks like him make it that far. So he's going to hand over some of his DNA. He is taking part in one of two projects announced in October that will examine some of the oldest citizens with one of the newest scientific tools: whole-genome sequencing, the deciphering of a person's complete collection of DNA.
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published Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
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NEW YORK — George Eberhardt turned 107 last month, and scientists would love to know how he and other older folks like him made it that far. So he’s going to hand over some of his DNA.