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This video from a senior lecturer at the University of Liverpool who specialises in ageing talks about the theories of ageing. He touches on the DNA damage theory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc4yK0zZ-cQ Note that when talking about DNA damage theory, we are specifically talking about damage to the process of cell renewal by DNA damage repair mechanisms ...


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In eukaryotic cells there is no difference between a mother and a daughter cell - the later is an exact copy of the mother cell. This is true for yeasts as well for example for human cells. The only thing that happens over time is that the telomeres at the end of the chromosomes get shorter (unless the cell has an active telomerase which most cells doesn't) ...



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