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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 3 July 2002
Vol. 2002, Issue 26, p. nf8
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2002.26.nf8]

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Give Me Liberty or Give Me an Early Death

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2002/26/nf8

Abstract: Domestication has robbed lab mice of genes that slow aging, according to a new study. Wild mice not only outlive their lab-dwelling cousins but also show hormone concentrations associated with slower aging, gerontologists report in the July issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine. The results suggest that studying only lab-adapted strains of rodents might hamper understanding of the molecular mechanisms that make us grow old.

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