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Born London, England, 1963
B.A., M.A. and Ph.D., University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
Employment 1992-present: Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EH, UK
Journal editorial board memberships:
Rejuvenation Research (editor-in-chief)
Mitochondrion (associate editor)
AGE (Journal of the American Aging Association)
Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
International Association of Biomedical Gerontology (Board of Directors)
British Society for Research on Ageing
American Aging Association (Board of Directors)
Gerontological Society of America (Fellow)
International Coenzyme Q10 Association
Mitochondrion Research Society
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2. The problem: Cancer
Mr. de Grey's solution: Aggressive gene therapy will make it impossible for cancer cells to reproduce. Stem-cell therapy will prevent side effects.
4. The problem: Unwanted cells (such as fat cells)
Mr. de Grey's solution: Possibly stimulate the immune system to kill unwanted cells.
Mice discovered accidentally at the Wistar Institute in Pennsylvania have the seemingly miraculous ability to regenerate like a salamander, and even regrow vital organs.
Researchers systematically amputated digits and damaged various organs of the mice, including the heart, liver and brain, most of which grew back.
Originally posted by Kalapadea
lol, I saw that article just the other day too. But does that regeneration go on forever? Like, do those mice live longer than normal?
I would like to live till about 70, after that it's all down hill.
we're meant to go through stages in life, young adult years, adult, mid life, and old.
Originally posted by frayed1
It sounds like this longevity will require a lot of medical manipulations, a lot of regular visits to specialist for upkeep, so to speak.
That would probably be rather expensive, and so would be restricted to the wealthy or heavily insured ( i.e. wealthy).
If not just for the wealthy, how and who would choose those to 'live forever' and those not??
How long before those living so long would have more and more offspring, creating a overpopulation problem,
leading to a crush on the environment and resources needed for survival? How great would it be to starve to death, and be in perfect health otherwise?
Originally posted by Cilandak
On the other hand, what better reason to secure a sustainable future than the thought that you'd have to live through it?