The long and short of fertility and longevity

Yousin Suh, Jan Vijg

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Does life span extension come with a reproductive trade-off? In a recent report published in Nature, Greer et al. (2010) show that in the nematode worm C. elegans, life span extension, as a consequence of deficiencies in histone methylation, requires an intact germline and ongoing fertility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-210
Number of pages2
JournalCell metabolism
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 8 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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