Original paper

Telomere shortening rate predicts species life span

Volume: 116, Issue: 30, Pages: 15122 - 15127
Published: Jul 8, 2019
Significance The exact causes of aging are still not understood, and it is unclear why some species live less than 1 d, while others can live more than 400 y. Research suggests that telomeres are related to the aging process, but a clear relationship between the life span of a species and initial telomere length has not been observed. Here, we measure the telomere lengths of a variety of different species. We find that, in fact, there is no...
Paper Details
Telomere shortening rate predicts species life span
Published Date
Jul 8, 2019
15122 - 15127
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