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Your cells look young for their age, compared to a chimp’s

While advances in medicine and nutrition in the last 200 years have added years to human lifespans, a new Leakey Foundation-supported study suggests there could be a more ancient explanation for why humans live longer than our closest relatives do.

Grantee Spotlight: Elaine Guevara

Elaine Guevara was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2017 cycle for her project entitled "Epigenetics of primate longevity."

Grantee Spotlight: Genevieve Housman

Genevieve Housman is a PhD candidate from Arizona State University. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2015 cycle for her project entitled “Assessment of DNA methylation patterns in primate skeletal tissues.” Genevieve Housman My research centers on understanding how epigenetic changes contribute to physical differences in primates. Within primate epigenetics, I am particularly interested in

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