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Joshua Mitteldorf, Ph.D. is coauthor of Cracking the Aging Code: The New Science of Growing Old — And What It Means for Staying Young and author of the blog Playing the Game for a Longer Life.  Josh’s primary occupation these days is evolutionary biology. He is a theorist, specializing in computer simulations that demonstrate how natural selection can act on groups and communities. He is affiliated with the EAPS at MIT, but he works on his own. He’s recently completed a book on aging from an evolutionary perspective, and in it he explores the conundrum: if aging destroys our fitness, then why does evolution put up with it?