Not fair: UW researchers find evidence that twins live longer

David Sharrow danish twins live longer

Postdoc David Sharrow, ’07, ’13, paired up with research professor James Anderson to look at the life span of twins. By digging through the Danish Twin Registry, a database that goes back to 1870, they found that womb-mates live longer than the rest of us. Sharrow and Anderson think it has to do with nurture, not nature: Someone always has your back. The secret to a long life? Grab a buddy and hang on tight.

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