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Genetic Signatures of Exceptional Longevity in Humans

  • Paola Sebastiani mail,

    sebas@bu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Nadia Solovieff,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Andrew T. DeWan,

    Affiliation: Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Kyle M. Walsh,

    Affiliation: Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Annibale Puca,

    Affiliation: IRCCS Multimedica, Milano, Italy; Istituto di Tecnologie Biomediche – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Segrate, Italy

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  • Stephen W. Hartley,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Efthymia Melista,

    Affiliation: Center for Human Genetics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Stacy Andersen,

    Affiliation: Section of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Daniel A. Dworkis,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jemma B. Wilk,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Richard H. Myers,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Martin H. Steinberg,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Monty Montano,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Clinton T. Baldwin,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Josephine Hoh,

    Affiliation: Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Thomas T. Perls

    Affiliation: Section of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: January 18, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029848

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