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I heard the hypothesis, that the (main) reason of aging is the increasing number of mutations in body tissues. The higher the number of mutations is, the older tissue is.

Is this true? And how well supported is the idea?

Have somebody measured the numbers of mutations in different tissues at different ages, and if so, where I can get these numbers?

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