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Molecular Genetics of Aging

  • Harvey V. Samis

Abstract

The mission of this chapter is to develop a background regarding molecular genetics and the place it holds and has held in experimental gerontology. My goal in writing this chapter is to point out fundamental questions that need serious and critical consideration before a “molecular genetics of aging” can take its place as a meaningful element in an understanding of aging phenomena. I do not intend an exhaustive review of the literature, and have therefore referred only to selected papers as examples of the kinds of thinking and the kinds of investigations that bear significantly on the arguments made.

Keywords

Somatic Mutation Molecular Genetic Altered Protein Molecular Genetic Mechanism Bdelloid Rotifer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harvey V. Samis
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  1. 1.Veterans Administration CenterBay PinesUSA

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