Kerber and O’Brien publish longevity study
Richard Kerber, PhD, and Elizabeth O’Brien, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, co-authored the article, “A genome-wide study replicates linkage of 3p22-24 to extreme longevity in humans and identifies possible additional loci,” published in PLoS ONE, an open-access journal for the communication of peer-reviewed scientific and medical research. Findings from this study strengthen the evidence linking a specific region of the human genome with exceptional longevity. Co-authors were Kenneth Boucher, PhD, Department of Oncological Sciences, University of Utah; Ken Smith, PhD, Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah; and Richard Cawthon, MD, PhD, Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah. This research was supported by National Institutes of Health and the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
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