TABLE 7-3Basic Theoretical Questions to Be Addressed

Number of genes specifying various aspects of the life course
Location of genes specifying various aspects of the life course
Size of effects specified by each gene
Interactions between genes
Effects of individual genes on more than one aspect of the life course
Identification of and characterization of genes involved in these events

From: 7, Identification and Mapping of Genes Determining Longevity

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Between Zeus and the Salmon: The Biodemography of Longevity.
National Research Council (US) Committee on Population; Wachter KW, Finch CE, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1997.
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