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Scientists are questioning the idea that the human lifespan has a limit

Original story at Business Insider• 2 mentions • 1 week ago

Business Insider 1 week ago

 
Jeanne Calment, the French woman who holds the record for the longest verified lifespan, died in 1997 at 122 years old. Few people, of course, ever become supercentenarians — 110 years old or older — and even fewer hit 115. So few people have exceeded that age, in fact, that a group of researchers published an analysis in the journal Nature last year arguing that the human species' lifespan plateaus around 115. But a number of scientists are now rebutting that analysis with five separate commentaries published in Nature on June 28. The authors of these pieces argue that the ...
 
 
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17 Jul
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17 Jul
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Scientists thought humans couldn't live past 115, but now some say there could be no limit https://t.co/vTay47son7 https://t.co/MAbnoUVvtc