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Curr Biol. 2008 Feb 12;18(3):R130-1. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2007.12.013.

Vertebrate ageing: an evolutionary process with a genetic basis?

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  • 1Laboratoire de Biom├ętrie et Biologie Evolutive (UMR 5558); CNRS; Univ. Lyon 1, 43 bd 11 nov, 69622, Villeurbanne Cedex, France. gaillard@biomserv.univ-lyon1.fr.

Abstract

Theories that explain the persistence of ageing in the face of natural selection implicitly assume that there is a genetic basis for ageing. This has now for the first time been shown to be the case in two free-living populations of mammals.

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