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From Science Daily and New York Times on 03-Aug-2016 07:28

The stress of birds' continent-spanning annual migrations, it appears, leads to faster aging and a potentially earlier death. A new study reveals that telomeres, structures on the ends of chromosomes that shorten with age, are shorter in migratory birds than in their non-migratory counterparts.


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