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A Major breakthrough in reversing the cellular aging process

A team at Harvard has identified molecules that restore protective caps on the tips of our chromosomes that regulate cells ageing.

Frozen in time: You can be cryogenically preserved, but will you ever be revived?

The rationale for those considering cryonics is that there's no guarantee they will ever be revived, but that it is reasonable that they might be.

We can identify ‘bad’ genes. Why can’t we use CRISPR gene editing to get rid of them?

A desirable option would be to use CRISPR gene editing to essentially cut out the unwanted gene. There are, however, many challenges ahead.

The 47th State Panacea or Perversion

We have the technology to potentially add a 47th chromosome. The implications are enormously consequential.

A Surprising Breakthrough Will Allow Tiny Implants to Fix – and Even Upgrade – Your Body

Like insulin pumps and cardiac pacemakers, the medical implants of the future will go where they are needed, on or inside the body.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Ethics of Lifespan and Healthspan Extension

Is life extension theoretically and technologically possible? Is it desirable for the individual and society? What actions should we take?

Our Genetic Future Is Coming… Faster Than We Think

Our species is on the cusp of a revolution that will change every aspect of our lives but we’re hardly talking about it.

How we Benefit from Getting our Genomes Sequenced

We are entering the age of genomics, an amazing future that will dramatically improve the health outcomes of people across the planet.

A philosophical quest for our biggest problems

The first big problem is death. Roughly 90 percent of everybody who has been alive has died by now.

Anti-ageing drugs are coming – an expert explains

It has recently been suggested that humans could live to 150 by 2020 simply by taking a certain supplement.

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