Octogenarian's Genetics Probed for DNA Secrets

Octogenarian's Genetics Probed for DNA Secrets Play

June 20 (Bloomberg) -- Retired San Diego resident James Markam talks with Bloomberg's Ryan Flinn about his participation in a study to see if genetics are protecting him from illnesses. The 83-year old lost four siblings to cancer, heart disease and emphysema, all before they reached the age of 62. Yet the retired airline executive recalls only one bout of sickness, culminating with a chest cold, 50 years ago. (Source: Bloomberg)

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