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Aug 15, 2022

Why We Age

Posted by in categories: biological, life extension

Why do some animals live longer than others?

Is aging inevitable, like the rusting of a tin can, or in some sense preprogrammed?

The answers to these questions could drastically improve human health. My latest piece for BioViva Sciences is a concise overview of the comparative biology of aging.

From oversexed marsupials to happy axolotls, the piece covers a lot of ground.

Certain sections could have been fleshed out further, but the piece was already getting long for Medium.


What is aging? Why do some animals live longer than others? What causes different lifespan? What can we learn from the comparative biology of aging?

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