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Trends Genet. 2013 Oct;29(10):559-60. doi: 10.1016/j.tig.2013.08.003. Epub 2013 Aug 30.

LongevityMap: a database of human genetic variants associated with longevity.

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  • 1The Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics, Center for Multidisciplinary Research on Aging, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel; Judea Regional Research and Development Center, Carmel 90404, Israel.

Abstract

Understanding the genetic basis of human longevity remains a challenge but could lead to life-extending interventions and better treatments for age-related diseases. Toward this end we developed the LongevityMap (http://genomics.senescence.info/longevity/), the first database of genes, loci, and variants studied in the context of human longevity and healthy ageing. We describe here its content and interface, and discuss how it can help to unravel the genetics of human longevity.

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KEYWORDS:

GWAS; ageing; genetics; humans; lifespan; polymorphisms

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