The Safer Sex? For a Little-Known Primate, a New Understanding of Why Females Outlive Males, Stony Brook University Study

Published: Mar 01, 2013

Researchers studying aging in an endangered lemur known as the Milne-Edwards' sifaka report that in old age, females are the safer sex. After observing these animals for more than two decades in the wild in Madagascar, co-author Patricia Wright of Stony Brook University had a hunch that females were living longer than their male counterparts.

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