Evolutionary Perspectives on Longevity



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In human history, evolutionary events shaped the gene-pool of populations in response to specific environmental factors (diet, pathogens, climate). The underlying genetic changes can today indirectly modulate our ability to become long-lived; thus, making longevity a by-product of metabolic or other adaptations in the past. Our aim is to identify and characterize these adaptive processes, the resulting genetic variation and its effects on longevity using modern and ancient genetic data.

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