Hear how Aubrey de Grey, a British biomedical gerontologist, thinks science can help extend our lives by decades. De Grey spoke as part of S&C’s Fall Provocative Thinkers series.
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Interview by D.J. Grothe: Aubrey de Grey explains aging, and the SENS (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence) program. (11 January 2008).
Let’s think about life, and how much of it you want. Would you like to live to 80? 90? 100? What about two hundred? Five hundred? Maybe a thousand years?
Suddenly, the relatively young science of gerontology – of aging – is rubbing noses with the ancient dream of immortality. Or at least very, very long life.
Should we accept aging as a part of life? Could we banish aging? And if we could, should we?
This Hour, On Point: we’ll talk with Pulitzer prize-winning writer Jonathan Weiner about science dreaming big of super-longevity, maybe of immortality.
Meet revolutionary scientist Aubrey de Grey. Aubrey started a foundation called SENS, which is looking to do what seems like the impossible: ending aging. Although Dr. de Grey sees aging as a disease and not a longevity issue, his research could m…" name="DESCRIPTION