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Generations of longevity

A Correction to this article was published on 07 December 2011

The lifespan of some organisms can be extended by mutations that alter how DNA is packaged in their cells. A study reveals that this effect can last for generations, even in descendants that are genetically normal. See Article p.365

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Figure 1: Transgenerational effects of COMPASS mutations on longevity.


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