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New CRISPR Technology Allows Turning Genes Off and On Again

A new CRISPR method allows researchers to silence most genes in the human genome and then reverse the changes.

Scientists have discovered why some people are ‘super-agers’

The researchers screened more than 1,000 people, less than 5 percent of whom qualified as bona-fide super-agers.

Cognitive decline due to ageing can be reversed in mice – here’s what the new study means for humans

This offers hope that the cognitive impairment associated with growing older is a transient state we can potentially fix.

‘Anti-ageing’ protein shown to slow cell growth is key in longevity – new research

Researchers have identified an anti-ageing protein which controls protein metabolism, a process linked to ageing and disease.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.