The Old Order Amish community in Indiana is a rare breed indeed. Researchers have learned that they are the only known carriers of a genetic mutation called SERPINE 1 in their DNA.
This mutation is associated with longer lifespans, better cardiovascular health generally, and the non-existence of diabetes. A study of 177 volunteers from the community discovered the rare mutation and now a drug is being developed to see if others can benefit.
Picture source: Daniel Schwen