Endless paces of degeneration--applying comparative genomics to study evolution's moulding of longevity

EMBO Rep. 2013 Aug;14(8):661-2. doi: 10.1038/embor.2013.96. Epub 2013 Jul 12.


Why do mice and humans have such different lifespans? Genome sequencing efforts are allowing researchers to pick apart the genetic foundations of longevity, with some promising results beginning to emerge.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Animals
  • Biological Evolution
  • Chiroptera
  • DNA Damage
  • DNA Repair / genetics*
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Longevity / genetics*
  • Mice
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Species Specificity