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Is There a Cap on Human Life Span?

This story originally appeared on the Conversation and is reproduced here with permission. Humans may live longer and longer, but eventually we all grow old and die. This leads to a simple question: Is there an intrinsic maximum limit to human life span or not? There are two equally simple answers. Either there is a limit or there isn’t. Without data you may as well guess and your chance of being right is, all things considered, 50-50.
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