Legendary actress Cloris Leachman’s involvement in Scripps Health’s Wellderly Study was chronicled recently in a feature story on MSNBC.
Led by Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer Eric Topol, the seeks to unravel the genetic secrets behind lifelong health by studying the DNA of the healthy elderly. Scripps still seeks participants, who must be at least age 80 and be free from major diseases and chronic medications.
Scripps recently announced a collaboration with Complete Genomics to perform whole genome sequencing on 1,000 Wellderly participants, representing a major technological step forward.
- Stephen Carpowich