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Evolution of Aging

Next week we will discuss hypotheses of aging.




Why do you think we age?

We will discuss several hypotheses of aging including:

Declining power of selection

Antagonistic Pleiotropy

Read about both with the attached readings.The writing project is:

Which is more powerful: natural selection for immunity that protects children from pneumonia or natural selection on Alzheimer’s disease? Explain why?


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Joe Alcock

Emergency Physician, Educator, Researcher, interested in the microbiome, evolution, and medicine

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