Impossible? Not necessarily according to Aubrey de Grey, scientist, editor-in-chief of the journal Rejuvenation Research and co-author of the 2007 book Ending Aging. His ideas challenge the most basic assumption that aging is inevitable. He argues instead that aging is a disease — one that can be cured if it’s approached as “an engineering problem.” His plan calls for forestalling disease and eventually radically pushing back death.
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Aubrey de Grey
A true maverick Aubrey de Grey, the editor-in-chief of the journal Rejuvenation Science and co-author of the 2007 book Ending Aging, challenges the most basic assumption underlying the human condition â€”that aging is inevitable. He argues instead that aging is a disease --one that can be cured if it's approached as "an engineering problem." His plan calls for identifying all the components that cause human tissue to age, and designing remedies for each of them â€”forestalling disease and eventually pushing back deathâ€¦providing for an indefinite lifespan. He calls this approach Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS).
Biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey says although he doesn't know whether or not he would want to live to be 1000 (or even 100) years old, he does know that he would like to be able to make the choice when the time comes. "It's not about longevity," insists de Grey.
Biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey shares insight on how to prolong ones life. "Do not generalize, do not just buy a book and believe what it says," says de Grey. "Pay attention to your own body, listen to what works for you."