Chapter 4. The Genetics of Old Age

  1. Justine Burley and
  2. John Harris
  1. Thomas B. L. Kirkwood

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756423.ch4

A Companion to Genethics

A Companion to Genethics

How to Cite

Kirkwood, T. B. L. (2004) The Genetics of Old Age, in A Companion to Genethics (eds J. Burley and J. Harris), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756423.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631206989

Online ISBN: 9780470756423



  • monozyotic;
  • Alzheimer's disease;
  • genetic architecture;
  • polygenic disease;
  • stochastic


The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Genetic Architecture of the Life Span

  • Genetics of Longevity

  • Genetics and the Future of Old Age

  • Conclusion