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Response to Comment on “The plateau of human mortality: Demography of longevity pioneers”

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Science  19 Oct 2018:
Vol. 362, Issue 6412, eaav3229
DOI: 10.1126/science.aav3229


Beltrán-Sánchez et al. based their comment on misleading calculations of the maximum survival age. With realistic numbers of people attaining age 105 and the estimated plateau, the Jeanne Calment record is indeed plausible.

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