Genetic Studies on Longevity

  • M. J. Hollingsworth
Part of the Eugenics Society Symposia book series (ESS)


It is a truism that old individuals in populations consume nutrients and occupy space that would otherwise be available for their offspring. Natural populations survive because young individuals, better adapted to the ever-changing environment, become parents of the next generation, while the less well adapted individuals, perhaps the majority, die.


Life Span Inbred Line Accidental Death Experimental Organism Population Cage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Hollingsworth
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  1. 1.St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical CollegeLondonUK

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