MeSH ID:  D005853 Mesh Name:  Geriatrics

Genetic Predictors of Lifespan Studied in Whites and Asians Don’t Apply to Black Youth

Nearly all studies of telomere genetics have been performed in adult populations of European or Asian ancestry, meaning that studies aiming to understand how early environmental exposures impact telomere length across different ethnic groups can’t easily assess the role of natural variations in telomere biology.