05 July 1996
Vol 273, Issue 5271

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Demographics show that populations are growing older, a situation that is putting a strain on the social and economic resources of countries around the world. The outlook for those gray populations as well as the biological and physiological causes of aging are explored in News stories (beginning on 42), a Perspective (80), and Articles (beginning on 54) in this special issue on aging. [Image taken from Gustav Klimt's Three Ages of Woman (1905). Scala/Art Resource]