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Short-lived fish may hold clues to human ageing [Nature]

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

For the turquoise killifish, ‘live fast, die young’ is no cliché. The little African freshwater fish reach sexual maturity 3 weeks after hatching and die of old age a few months later. A pair of studies now hints at the genetic basis for this abbreviated existence, providing precious information for a small but growing cadre of labs that hope the species will help to unlock the secrets of human ageing.

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