TITLE

Cracking the life-span code

PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Science Illustrated;Jan/Feb2013, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the results of Scottish University scientists' study of the telomeres, protective caps sited at each end of the chromosomes, of a group of animals, which shows that animals with the longest life spans have long telomeres all their lives.
ACCESSION #
84333636

 

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