Watch, learn and connect: https://stanfordconnects.stanford.edu/ By studying supercentenarians, humans living 110 years or more, researchers hope to learn the secrets to longevity. Professor Stuart Kim believes the key to extending life lies within our genetic code. In this talk, he shares some of his lab's advances in developmental biology in doubling the lifespan of a nematode. Stuart Kim is a professor of developmental biology and genetics. His research focuses on functional genomics and aging and the search for genes that can either speed up or slow down aging, in particular with respect to the kidney. He looks to the C. Elegans worm to unlock some of the clues to human longevity. He has been a Markey Scholar, a Searle Scholar, and an Ellison Scholar for his research on the genetics of aging, and has won multiple awards for his research. He is an editor of PLOS Genetics and is on the National Science Advisory Council for the American Federation for Aging Research. This Stanford+Connects micro lecture was filmed on location in Monterey, California. Stanford+Connects is a program of the Stanford Alumni Association.