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Aging of the GenomeThe dual role of DNA in life and death$
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Jan Vijg

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198569237

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569237.001.0001

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The logic of aging

The logic of aging

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(p.27) 2 The logic of aging
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Aging of the Genome
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Jan Vijg

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569237.003.0002

This chapter addresses the question of why we age. Topics discussed include aging genes, pleiotropy in aging, interrupting the pathways of aging, longevity-assurance genes, and somatic damage and the aging genome.

Keywords:   aging, pleiotropy, longevity, somatic damage

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