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Another stage of development: Biological degeneracy and the study of bodily ageing

Mason, Paul H; Maleszka, Ryszard; Dominguez, Juan F

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Ageing is a poorly understood process of human development mired by a scientific approach that struggles to piece together distributed variable factors involved in ongoing transformations of living systems. Reconfiguring existing research paradigms, we review the concept of ‘degeneracy’, which has divergent popular and technical definitions. The technical meaning of degeneracy refers to the structural diversity underlying functional plasticity. Degeneracy is a distributed system property that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/232549
Source: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
DOI: 10.1016/j.mad.2016.12.007

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