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Genetics of Aging Author(s): Caleb E. Finch and Rudolph E. Tanzi Source: Science, New Series, Vol. 278, No. 5337 (Oct. 17, 1997), pp. 407-411 Published by: American Association for the Advancement of Science Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2894909 Accessed: 25/11/2010 23:02
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ity) but then decelerate markedly and even decreaseamongthe last survivors(1, 2, 9). However, it remains possible that residual genetic variations contribute to this demographic(actuarial) heterogeneity in inbred laboratoryanimals (10). Nonetheless, we do not depreciatethe importanceof genetics to the evolution of life-spans, which is exemplified by the efficacy of artificialselection for longer or shorter...


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