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Measuring our narrow strip of life

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In line with previous research, a demographic analysis corroborates the presence of a limit to human lifespan, indicating that increases in life expectancy are likely to slow down or stop over the coming years.

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Figure 1: A limit to lifespan?

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Olshansky, S. Measuring our narrow strip of life. Nature 538, 175–176 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature19475

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