The heritability of human longevity: A population-based study of 2872 Danish twin pairs born 1870–1900

@article{Herskind2005TheHO,
  title={The heritability of human longevity: A population-based study of 2872 Danish twin pairs born 1870–1900},
  author={Anne Maria Herskind and Matt McGue and Niels Vilstrup Holm and Thorkild I. A. S{\o}rensen and Bent Harvald and James W. Vaupel},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  year={2005},
  volume={97},
  pages={319-323}
}
The aim of this study was to explore, in a large and non-censored twin cohort, the nature (i.e., additive versus non-additive) and magnitude (i.e., heritability) of genetic influences on inter-individual differences in human longevity. The sample comprised all identified and traced non-emigrant like-sex twin pairs born in Denmark during the period 1870–1900 with a zygosity diagnosis and both members of the pairs surviving the age of 15 years. A total of 2872 pairs were included. Age at death… Expand
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