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Kaufman, Jay S. & Cooper, Richard S. (2008). Telomeres and Race: What Can We Learn about Human Biology from Health Differentials?. Aging Cell, 7(4), 448-450.


The advent of molecular technology that can be applied across large population samples has added - rather than reduced - complexity in the analysis of the intertwined effects of social history and heritable factors on health outcomes. The report by Hunt et al. in this issue of Aging Cell provides an example of the promises and dilemmas associated with this increased complexity.


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Aging Cell


Kaufman, Jay S.
Cooper, Richard S.