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Why women live longer than men

The difference in male and female longevity may be originating at the genome level, say Japanese researchers who suggest that the sperm genome has a detrimental effect on longevity in mammals. Their study, published in the journal Human Reproduction, found that female mice produced by using genetic material from two mothers but no father live […]

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Evolution Leaves “Fingerprint” Across Human Genome

As revealed by the Human Genome Project, only a small fraction of the 3 billion “letter” DNA code actually instructs cells to manufacture proteins, the workhorses of most life processes. This has raised the question of what the remaining part of the human genome does. Now, scientists from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and the […]

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