10 Theory 2: Gene Theory

  • The gene theory states that aging is programmed due to one or more harmful genes within each organism.
  • The gene theory suggests that human life span is an inherited trait.
    • Studies show that identical twins die at similar ages, when compared to fraternal twins or siblings.

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