Human mortality ‘plateau’ may be statistical error, not hint of immortality

Human error, not human biology, largely accounts for the apparent decline of mortality among the very old, according to a new report publishing on Dec. 20, 2018, in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Saul Newman of Australia National University in Canberra. The result casts doubt on the hypothesis that human longevity can be greatly extended beyond current limits.

Source: Human mortality ‘plateau’ may be statistical error, not hint of immortality

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