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The next epidemic

Gregory A Petsko

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Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110, USA

Genome Biology 2006, 7:108  doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-5-108

Published: 31 May 2006

We are witnessing an explosion of people well past their reproductive years. Older, non-reproducing organisms consume resources that might better serve their younger. And chief among these resources is medical care.