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The longest living animals on the planet


Curved head whale (Balaena mysticetus) is the longest living mammal on Earth. Researchers do not know the exact lifespan of whales living in the Arctic and this area, but the stone spears found in some individuals show that they can live for more than 100 years, even more than 200 years. , according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Bowhead whales have mutations in the ERCC1 gene that helps repair damaged DNA, protecting them from cancer. In addition, another gene, PCNA, is involved in cell growth and repair, slowing down the aging process. Image: Alamy

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