How Long Can We Live?
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The human lifespan might be limited, in part, because natural selection just stops working late in life.
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Mortality plateau: the leveling out of the mortality rate that is observed at late ages in various species
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Script Writer: Kate Yoshida (@KateYoshida)
Script Editor: Alex Reich and David Goldenberg
Video Illustrator: Arcadi Garcia Rius
Video Director: David Goldenberg and Emily Elert
Video Narrator: Emily Elert (@eelert)
With Contributions From: Henry Reich, Alex Reich, Ever Salazar, Peter Reich
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