Living and Dying for Sex

@article{Bowen2004LivingAD,
  title={Living and Dying for Sex},
  author={R. Bowen and C. Atwood},
  journal={Gerontology},
  year={2004},
  volume={50},
  pages={265 - 290}
}
A mechanistic understanding of aging has yet to be described; this paper puts forth a new theory that has the potential to explain aging in all sexually reproductive life forms. The theory also puts forth a new definition of aging – any change in an organism over time. This definition includes not only the changes associated with the loss of function (i.e. senescence, the commonly accepted definition of aging), but also the changes associated with the gain of function (growth and development… Expand
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