Gerontology Ontology (the Ontology for Aging and Longevity,
GERO) is a mid-level ontology representing aging-related phenomena from the molecular and cellular levels to the social and demographic level. aims to support gerontological research by formalizing a conceptualization of the aging process, thereby making knowledge on aging machine-readable.
Following the role model of the Infectious Disease Ontology, a species-independent mid-level ontology will be constructed, from which species-specific ontologies can be derived from (e.g. GERO-Mouse, GERO-Human, etc.).
GERO aims at joining the OBO community and applies the principles for ontology development of the OBO Foundry [http://obofoundry.org/wiki/index.php/category:principles].
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Contact person: Daniel Wuttke, University of Liverpool, age[at]liv.ac.uk