Gonads are the key to a long lifeBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7197.1506b (Published 05 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1506
- Abi Berger
Longevity may be a trade off for fecundity, according to a study published in Nature (1999;399:362-6). In a novel series of experiments involving nematodes, scientists have discovered that one of the evolutionary trade offs for successful reproduction may be a shorter life.
Honor Hsin and Cynthia Kenyon, biochemists from the University of California, have found that the longevity of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans …