Getting to the Root of Aging

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Science  02 Nov 2012:
Vol. 338, Issue 6107, pp. 618-619
DOI: 10.1126/science.1226467

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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 (14) provide the theoretical framework that has guided aging research for 60 years. Are the theories consistent with recent evidence?