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Scientists Identify Chromosome Location Of Genes Associated With Long Life

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August 28, 2001
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Boston and other institutions have pinpointed a region on human Chromosome 4 that is likely to contain a gene or genes associated with extraordinary life expectancy. Their findings, reported in the Aug. 28 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may lead to a better understanding of the aging process.

BOSTON -- Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Boston and other institutions have pinpointed a region on human Chromosome 4 that is likely to contain a gene or genes associated with extraordinary life expectancy. Their findings, reported in the Aug. 28 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may lead to a better understanding of the aging process.


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