HRS genomics data available for analysis

NIA Aging Centers News Reference

Some data from the NIH-funded project to genotype DNA samples from about 20,000 participants in the Health and Retirement Study (2006-2012) are now available for analysis - with the remainder anticipated to be available by mid-2016. Included in this HRS sample is genotype information from more than 6,000 participants from racial and ethnic minorities, including over 3,000 African Americans. In addition, data are available on a variety of demographic, health, economic, and family measures. Jonathan King, Program Director of NIA's Division of Behavioral and Social Research, says these data give us "the best picture we have of the genetic diversity of older adults in the U.S."

More Information:

News media website

Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP)

Health and Retirement Study

Additional Media Coverage:

"Some of the 79 million reasons to use the HRS genomics data" - Inside NIA: A Blog for Researchers. 3/9/2016.

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