Longest-living mammal on Earth: Bowhead whale’s genome gives clues about longevity (VIDEO).

The Longest-Living Mammal on Earth Can Survive More than 200 Years. How?

The Longest-Living Mammal on Earth Can Survive More than 200 Years. How?

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Jan. 20 2015 1:14 PM

How Do Bowhead Whales Live Longer Than 200 Years?

Researchers just mapped their genome for the first time to find out.

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Bowhead whales can live more than 200 years, and they rarely succumb to cancer or disease. Searching for clues about their longevity, researchers just mapped their entire genome. Watch more in the video above.

Paca Thomas is a regular video contributor to Slate.