Theories of Biological Aging. Dave Morgan Alzheimer Research Laboratory Dept of Pharmacology. AGING Successful Typical Unsuccessful. Is Aging Universal?. Senescence is the age when an organism’s viability is reduced dramatically due to impaired physiology Gradual Senescence
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If too little repair, individuals die before they reproduce. Natural selection chooses enough repair to maximize reproductive effort. Theoretically, enough repair leads to negligible senescence (human median longevity of 1000 years).