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Gerontology Research Group

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– **History**:
– Founded in 1990 by L. Stephen Coles and Stephen M. Kaye.
– Original LA-GRG chapter holds monthly meetings.
– Current director is John M Adams.
– Lead in supercentenarian research is Robert Douglas Young.
– Validates supercentenarian ages with proof-of-age documents.

– **Validation Process**:
– Supercentenarians must provide birth date proof.
– Documents also include name change and date of death.
– Official government ID is required.
– GRG researchers verify submitted documents.
– Validated supercentenarians are listed in official tables.

– **Research Activities**:
– Conducts interviews with supercentenarians.
– Collects blood and DNA samples for research.
– Found proofs of supercentenarian age for over 2,000 people by 2015.
– Focuses on aging research and longevity studies.
– Engages in ongoing research activities.

– **Related Studies**:
Longevity and aging studies.
– Reference to the New England Centenarian Study.
– Various research articles and interviews.
– Autopsy on a 115-year-old woman for research.
– Tracking the oldest-living people for study purposes.

– **References**:
– Nuwer, Rachel (4 July 2014) – Smithsonian article.
– White, Gayle (8 February 2006) – Chicago Tribune.
– Glaser, Vicki (June 2013) – Interview with L. Stephen Coles.
– Schneck, Andrea (4 March 2010) – Autopsy for research.
– Table B – Verified Supercentenarians (Ranked By Age) as of January 1, 2015.

The Gerontology Research Group (GRG) based in Los Angeles, California, USA, is a global non-profit scientific organization of researchers in various fields of gerontology, primarily concerned with validating the ages of, recording and researching supercentenarians (people who are at least 110 years old).

Gerontology Research Group (GRG)
Formation1990; 34 years ago (1990) as LA-GRG (original chapter)
Founded atLos Angeles, California, United States
PurposeGerontology research
HeadquartersLos Angeles. California, USA
Region served
ProductsRecordkeeping and analysis, meetings, website, online forum
ServicesRecording the Verified oldest people list, tracking supercentenarians, research in ageing
OwnerJohn M Adams (known as Johnny) (director)
Key people
L. Stephen Coles, Stephen M. Kay (founders)
Mission: Slow and ultimately reverse age related decline

The group endeavors to further gerontology research with a goal of slowing and reversing aging. Many of its worldwide correspondents are respected scientists and PhD holders.

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