There is a continued role for those who loudly declaim that the goal is to control ageing absolutely.
There is now an emerging international social advocacy movement dedicated to extend healthy period of life.
Genetic studies have now firmly established that ageing is regulated by specific genes conserved from yeast to mice.
The major causes of age-related death today will be largely controlled and cured in the 2050s, at least for those in wealthier regions.
Sizable factions within the research and advocacy communities are very interested in having aging officially classified as a disease.
We can now improve the lifespan of C. elegans, more than double the lifespan of flies and mice, and improve the lifespan of rats.
David Sinclair is an Australian biologist and Professor of Genetics best known for his research on the biology of lifespan extension.
When I mention to an audience that the first person to live to 200 has already been born – it gets quite the reaction.
Considering aging a disease or a medical condition is actually important because at stake is government approval for anti-aging drug trials.
Unlocking the ability to attain indefinite lifespans is within reach, it would be fatuous not to stretch out and take it.