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"Aging is an Evolutionary Oversight" --Institute of Molecular Biology

16 Sep 2017, 14:29 UTC
"Aging is an Evolutionary Oversight" --Institute of Molecular Biology
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Aubrey de Grey is convinced that he has formulated the theoretical means by which human beings might live indefinitely --in fact , that there is someone alive today who will live to be a thousand years old.In his non-fiction bestseller, Ending Aging, de Grey, champions recent progress in genetics and calorie-restricted diets in laboratory animals that hold forth the promise that someday science will enable us to exert total control over our own biological aging and substantially slow down the aging process.
De Grey, who holds a rare University of Cambridge degree on this basis of publications rather than classwork, believes that the key biomedical technology required to eliminate aging-derived debilitation and death entirely is now within reach —technology that would not only slow but periodically reverse age-related physiological decay, leaving us biologically young into an indefinite future—is now within reach.

In Ending Aging, Dr. de Grey and his research assistant Michael Rae describe the details of this biotechnology. They explain that the aging of the human body, similar to the aging of man-made machines, results from an accumulation of various types of damage. And, as with machines, this damage can periodically be repaired, leading to indefinite extension ...

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