Scientists are questioning the idea that the human lifespan has a limit
Original story at Business Insider• 5 mentions • 3 months ago
Business Insider 3 months 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 ...