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Old 10 July 2014, 06:01 AM
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Icon102 Keeping Track of the Oldest People in the World

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/scienc...rld-180951976/

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Since 1990, the Gerontology Research Group has assumed the role of record keepers for the world's supercentenarians, or persons older than 110. Previously, research groups, individual countries and private hobbyists tracked supercentenarians for studies or for census purposes, or simply out of personal interest. But that information was not compiled into a central, standardized database, and it was largely closed to public viewing. "I thought, this ought to be available online, so everyone can know about it," [L. Stephen] Coles says.
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