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Newly evolved, uniquely human gene variants protect older adults from cognitive decline

Published on 1st Dec 2015

Published on 1st December 2015

Many human gene variants have evolved specifically to protect older adults against neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, thus preserving their contributions to society, report University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers in the November 30 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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