The human lifespan in natural habitat is 38 years old. To such conclusion scientists from the national science Agency of Australia (CSIRO), writes Scientific Reports on 12 December.
Scientists have developed a genetic model of “hours” that can estimate the maximum life expectancy of different vertebrates, including both living species and extinct. They conducted an analysis of more than 250 species of animals with known life expectancy to identify 42 genes that could help researchers to determine the life of other species.
Research has shown that the bowhead whale can live up to 268 years — almost 60 years longer than previously thought.
Using the human genome, the researchers found that the maximum natural life expectancy is 38 years.
According to scientists, his long life people owe the development of science and medicine.
11 December it was reported that experts from the University of Michigan (USA) after a number of studies have found that stress experienced at a young age can increase life expectancy.