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"Maternal Age, Fertility and Longevity"

We test biological hypotheses linking ovarian aging with offspring quality and longevity, as well as the prediction of evolutionary theories of aging (disposable soma theory) that human longevity comes with the price of infertility.  We found that the odds of exceptional longevity decrease dramatically with maternal age.  We also found that there is no trade-off between longevity and fertility in humans.

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  • Siying Wu
  • Robertha Barnes

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