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Integrating genetic data into behavioral and social research: A follow-up to the NAS meeting on the HRS and GWAS

Thursday, September 22, 2011


The goal of the conference call was to discuss gaps and themes that emerged at the NAS meeting held in September 2010, paying particular attention to how adding genetics to social surveys might be used to revise behavioral and social theory. Discussion topics that were considered of high importance were(1) leveraging longitudinal data via the HRS, (2) using neural and molecular pathways to inform the work that will be conducted on the HRS; and (3) understanding how smaller studies supported by NIA and other institutions can be leveraged to better understand broader survey data such as that of the HRS.

A report from the teleconference is available here.