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Using Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) to Explore Fundamental Questions About Aging in the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) Sample

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) commissioned the National Research Council Committee on Population to convene a two-day expert meeting to consider what data to collect on which traits and endophenotypes to optimize the HRS GWAS information as well as to explore ways in which the HRS can be harmonized with other types of large-scale studies to help uncover complex phenotypes attributable to genetics. Toward this end, more than 30 leaders in the fields of gerontology, economics, sociology, demography, genetics, population genetics, epidemiology, and psychology from throughout the United States and Europe convened in Washington, D.C., on September 23-24, 2010. A summary meeting report (PDF, 754K) is available.