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Opinion: I get asked a lot about longevity. It helps that I’m 104

As scientists pursue longevity and anti-aging research, we wanted to hear from a centenarian on her life experience and thoughts on aging. So we called one.

As scientists pursue longevity and anti-aging research, and as more people are living to 100, we wanted to hear from a centenarian on her life experience and thoughts on aging. STAT editor Sarah Mupo spoke with 104-year-old Missouri resident Virginia Leitner. Their conversation forms the basis for this brief oral history.

When anyone meets me for the first

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