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  • The Search for the Fountain of Youth: Genetics of Aging & Longevity

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    Originally broadcast: 2001
    Producer: Karen Michel
    Length: 57:13

    In 221 bc, Emperor Qin Shi Huang, best known for building the Great Wall of China, searched for the "elixir of life." In 1513, Ponce de Leon traveled to what is now Florida in search of the Fountain of Youth. Today, researchers are still searching for the "fountain of youth," but they are turning to genetic tools, rather than foreign lands, to find it.