Several biostatistics faculty are engaged in research to discover factors promoting healthy aging and longevity. Some of these studies focus on the genetics of longevity and related phenotypes, for example reproductive aging measures such as age at natural menopause in women of the Framingham Heart Study and the Long Life Family Study, or extreme human longevity in the New England Centenarian Study. DNA methylation, gene expression and proteomics data are also analyzed to characterize biological mechanisms important for healthy aging, and to translate finding from genome-wide association studies into healthy aging therapeutics.
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