Validated analysis of mortality rates demonstrates distinct genetic mechanisms that influence lifespan.
A key goal of gerontology is to discover the factors that influence the rate of senescence, which in this context refers to the age-dependent acceleration of mortality, inversely related to the morality rate doubling time. In contrast factors that influence only initial mortality rate are thought to be less relevant to the fundamental processes of aging. To resolve these two determinants of mortality rate and lifespan, initial morality rate and rate of senescence are calculated using the Gomp...Expand abstract
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