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Hebrew SeniorLife researchers search for aging, osteoporosis genes
Date:9/20/2007

ardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, longevity and aging, and renal and endocrine function, among others.

In addition to BMC Medical Genetics, the results of the studies are also available through an online database of genotypes and phenotypes (http://view/ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/dbgap), which provides a number of electronic enhancements for viewing and examining the data, such as enabling users to drill down for precise details on all associations and allowing the data to be explored in the context of other National Center for Biotechnology Information genomic resources.

It is important to remember, says David Karasik, Ph.D., an associate scientist at IFAR and co-author of the HSL papers, that we need to replicate our findings in other studies. We havent found the genes for osteoporosis and aging, but weve generated a hypothesis for future work.


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Contact: Scott Edwards
edwards@hrca.harvard.edu
617-363-8385
Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research
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