Human Senescence: Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspectives

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Much research on the biology of senescence is on cell-lines, nematodes or fruit flies, that are only of peripheral relevance to the problems encountered in humans. Human Senescence is a text which reviews the evolutionary biology of human senescence and life span, and the evolutionarily recent development of late-life survival. It examines how human patterns of and variability in growth and development have altered later life survival probabilities and competencies, and how survival during mid-life contributes to senescent ...

Human Senescence: Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspectives 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521182317

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