Tiverton Centenarian recruited for genetics contest that could unlock secrets of longevity

102 year old Saul Belson is living well with few health problems and is enjoying life as a centenarian. Belson not only keeps a positive attitude but became an artist, continues to dance and taught himself to play the violin. Ben is one of many centenarians hoping to be one of the 100 centenarians selected worldwide to contribute DNA to the Archon Genomics X Prize competition. The competition, presented by the healthcare and research company, Medco, asks genotyping companies to sequence the genomes of the selected centenarians.

March 19, 2012, Herald News

Written by Deborah Allard