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New York Times featured commentary from Caleb Finch on new studies that appear to show extremely slow aging in cold-blooded animals such as tortoises. While the mortality risk in long-living turtles and tortoises remained stagnant over the decades, they haven’t obtained eternal youth according to Finch. “Some of them get cataracts and are feeble to the point where they need to be fed by hand. They wouldn’t survive in the real world, so there’s no question that they do age.”

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