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A genetic cause of age-related decline

Genetic variation in a neuropeptide signalling pathway regulates age-related declines in health in nematode worms. This discovery points to a mechanism that influences individual differences in ageing. See Article p.198

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Figure 1: Regulation of ageing-associated health declines.

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