Journal Article

Getting to the root of aging

Baudisch, A., Vaupel, J. W.
Science, 338:6107, 618–619 (2012)


As people live longer, the question arises of how malleable aging is and whether it can be slowed or postponed. The classic evolutionary theories of aging provide the theoretical framework that has guided aging research for 60 years. Are the theories consistent with recent evidence?
Keywords: ageing, evolution
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