Aging is not universal across all organisms

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With the number of books, movies, and religions on the topic, it’s pretty safe to say that humans are basically obsessed with the idea of immortality. This might be connected to the fact that as we age, we essentially start to fall apart. Everything from our skin elasticity to vital organs begin to fail as we grow old. This is true for many other animals, but not all of them. Some organisms are able to live and reproduce for centuries on end with no diminished quality of life. How this phenomenon relates to overall lifespan is explained by lead author Owen Jones from the University of Southern Denmark in Nature. - See more at:
Period10. Dec 2013

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