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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Emory University School of Medicine and Akesogen said today that they are collaborating on the Emory Healthy Aging Study, which aims to identify predictive markers for diseases that occur more commonly in the later years of life.

Over the next few years the study will recruit thousands of participants to build an extensive database of personal health information. Eventually, it hopes to enroll 100,000 individuals. The collected data may also help participants, through consultation with their physicians, learn more about their overall health.

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