Loving-kindness meditation slows biological aging in novices: Evidence from a 12-week randomized controlled trial

  title={Loving-kindness meditation slows biological aging in novices: Evidence from a 12-week randomized controlled trial},
  author={Khoa D. Le Nguyen and Jue Lin and Sara B. Algoe and Mary M. Brantley and Sumi L. Kim and Jeffrey G. Brantley and Sharon Salzberg and Barbara L. Fredrickson},

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Correction to: Effect of Mindfulness Versus Loving-kindness Training on Leukocyte Gene Expression in Midlife Adults Raised in Low-Socioeconomic Status Households

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