Watch CBS News

Playa Vista Non-Profit Group Seeks Answers To The Secrets Of Centenarians

PLAYA VISTA (CBS) — A Playa Vista non-profit is trying to determine the secrets of a long life.

If you're a centenarian, or know one, they want to hear from you.

The X Prize Foundation says their mission is simple -- benefit humanity.

Philanthropists and companies donate funds. The foundation puts on competitions with cash incentives.

Five companies from around the world will study the DNA make-up of 100 centenarians.

There are an estimated 53,000 living centenarians in the United States.

The search for centenarians ends May 31.

For more info about the project and study, visit

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.