Sam Skemp, project manager, Blue Zones Project, Minneapolis.
Sofiya Milman, MD, Longevity Genes Project/LonGenity researcher, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.
Judith Campisi, PhD, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA.
Claudia Kawas, MD, University of California, Irvine.
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