mercoledì 6 gennaio 2016

# s-age: lifespan among offspring of older parents

<< offspring produced by older parents often do not live as long, but little is known about why that occurs >>

<< Individuals with longer telomeres or slower rates of telomere loss have been shown to have greater longevity in a wide range of species. There also is evidence the offspring of older parents have shorter telomeres >>

Britt J. Heidinger, Katherine A. Herborn, et al. Parental age influences offspring telomere loss.  Functional Ecology (2015). DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12630

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