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Scripps Genetics Expert Weighs in on DNA Signature Study

Researchers say they have identified genes linked to healthy aging

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New research from British scientists identified a group of human genes which they say are associated with healthy aging and age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.

Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) Director Eric Topol, MD, commented on the strength of the research in a San Diego Union-Tribune report about the study.

At STSI, Dr. Topol is leading the Wellderly Study, which seeks to uncover the genetic secrets behind lifelong health by analyzing the DNA of 2,000 elderly study participants.

Read the Union-Tribune report: Gene signature finds Alzheimer’s risk

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