National Wildlife Magazine (February/March 2007)

Story posted February 22, 2007

An article about aging in natural populations of animals devotes much of its attention to ongoing research at the Bowdoin Scientific Station on Kent Island, in the Bay of Fundy, off the coast of New Brunswick, Canada. It highlights genetic research into the longevity of storm-petrels, tube-nosed birds that have been known to live for more than thirty years, and telomeres, sheaths at the ends of chromosomes that protect genetic information from damage. Read the article...

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