Evolution of human lifespan: Past, future, and present

@article{Rose1998EvolutionOH,
  title={Evolution of human lifespan: Past, future, and present},
  author={M. Rose and Laurence D Mueller},
  journal={American Journal of Human Biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={10}
}
The only satisfactory general theory for understanding the biology of aging is that provided by evolutionary genetics. The central theoretical result of the evolutionary theory of aging is that aging is caused by a fall in the force of natural selection, beginning at the time of the onset of reproduction and continuing until the cessation of reproduction. This formal result has been tested using breeding experiments in which the force of natural selection is altered in replicated laboratory… 
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