Exceptional familial clustering for extreme longevity in humans

T. Perls, M. Shea-Drinkwater, J. Bowen-Flynn, S. B. Ridge, S. Kang, E. Joyce, M. Daly, S. J. Brewster, L. Kunkel, A. A. Puca

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Four families highly clustered for extreme longevity are described here, representing the first report of clustering for this phenotype. Families such as these may prove to be helpful in the further understanding of the genetic contribution to achieving exceptional longevity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1483-1485
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Centenarians
  • Extreme longevity
  • Familial clustering
  • Genetics
  • Human aging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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    Perls, T., Shea-Drinkwater, M., Bowen-Flynn, J., Ridge, S. B., Kang, S., Joyce, E., Daly, M., Brewster, S. J., Kunkel, L., & Puca, A. A. (2000). Exceptional familial clustering for extreme longevity in humans. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 48(11), 1483-1485.