The X Prize Foundation: Now count to a hundred

One last one from this week’s Economist newspaper

The X Prize Foundation
Now count to a hundred
 
A new prize for the genomics of the elderly is now on offer

IN BRITAIN, those who live to be 100 years old receive a birthday card from the queen. In the future, centenarians everywhere may also receive a call from a geneticist. If they do, he or she will be seeking a sample of DNA that might, eventually, help to reveal the genetic components of extreme longevity. The more immediate use, however, will be in a competition. For on October 26th the X Prize Foundation, based in Playa Vista, California, unveiled its latest carrot to the world’s scientists.

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