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There's a certain complacency implied by treating aging as a natural part of life that just needs to be taken in stride. It's time to change how we think about growing older.
A number of researchers and utopian pundits are promising radical life extension, if not unlimited lifespans. But the science behind their claims is shaky to non-existent.
Would you pay $6,000 for advice from a doctor who claims he could help you live longer by making it up as he goes along?
The good news is that we found a way to drastically extend life. The bad news is that it only applies to some of the simplest worms on the planet.
Well, the good news is that there might not be an aging gene. The bad news is that there might not be an aging genes.
Caloric restriction can add years to your life, but how many remains a very open question.
There's a good reason for cells to eventually die, and if they become immortal, very bad things happen...