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de Magalhaes, J. P., 1997-2018,

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de Magalhaes, J. P. (2011). "The Biology of Ageing: A Primer." In: An Introduction to Gerontology, Stuart-Hamilton, I. (ed.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 21-47.

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