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Contesting the evidence for limited human lifespan

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Figure 1: Regression lines predicting age at death from the oldest death in each given year, split between 1994 and 1995.


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N.J.L.B. and S.J.R. performed the statistical analyses. C.J.A. provided theoretical input. All authors contributed equally to the drafting of the manuscript, and approved the final version for submission.

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Correspondence to Nicholas J. L. Brown.

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This file contains the Geontology Research Group data file, the R script to reproduce our reanalysis (see comments in code for instructions on how to obtain International Database on Longevity data files) and plot1.png - plot8.png files, output from the R script. (ZIP 75 kb)

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Brown, N., Albers, C. & Ritchie, S. Contesting the evidence for limited human lifespan. Nature 546, E6–E7 (2017).

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