KDDI Research, Inc. (Headquarters: Fujimino City, Saitama Prefecture, Director: Gen Nakamura, KDDI Research, Inc.) and Iwate Medical University Iwate Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (Director: Mari Sasaki, hereafter IMM) have started joint research utilizing big data to extend healthy lifespan.

In this joint research, biological information such as the state of genes obtained from the next-generation biobank constructed in the genome cohort by the “Tohoku Medical Megabank Project”, which is a research and development assistance project promoted by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). And, we will analyze data related to objective behavioural habits using wearable terminals, etc. by combining AI. Also, by establishing an index (biological age) that indicates the degree of health from the state of genes (epigenome) that changes depending on lifestyle, and clarifying what kind of behaviour affects health, healthy life expectancy We aim to establish an individual-optimal behaviour change program for extension and prevention of lifestyle-related diseases.

Source: https://www.amed.go.jp/news/release_20210217-01.html