History and prospects: symposium on organisms with slow aging.

  title={History and prospects: symposium on organisms with slow aging.},
  author={Caleb E. Finch and S N Austad},
  journal={Experimental gerontology},
  volume={36 4-6},
We discuss the background concepts which lead to this issue of Experimental Gerontology. On one hand, genetic and molecular studies of short-lived worms, flies, and mice are yielding remarkable discoveries on gene systems that regulate the life span. On the other hand, little is known about the nature of aging in other vertebrates, with life spans extending into the human range or beyond the record 122y human life span, which may have aging processes that are so slow as to be 'negligible'. We… CONTINUE READING


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