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Population aging and decrease may have socioeconomic and environmental benefits

Environmental scientists argue that societies should embrace population aging and decrease. They cite multiple reports of the socioeconomic and environmental benefits of population aging, mortality-related decrease, and shrinking workforces due to retirement and maintain that, contrary to some economic analyses, costs associated with aging societies are manageable, while smaller populations make for more sustainable societies.

What’s in your DNA? Poll of older adults shows high interest, with a dose of skepticism

A new poll shows that only a small percentage of people in their 50s and early 60s have had their DNA tested — either for medical reasons, to learn their ancestry or out of curiosity — but far more have an interest in getting tested. However, that desire to know more about their disease risk or heritage comes with a caveat: two-thirds said genetic testing could lead them to worry too much about their future health.