Has Human Longevity Really Plateaued?

Has Human Longevity Really Plateaued?

Many in our community were distraught when a paper published in Nature not only said that the maximum human lifespan had plateaued but also set that maximum number to 115 years. Thankfully, many discerning scientists decided to spend their resources understanding the data, the claims, and drawing their own conclusions. In this article by Gizmodo writer Ryan F. Mandelbaum brings to the surfaces some issues found in the world of publishing research data.

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Does Older Age Result in Loss of Our Civil Rights?

Does Older Age Result in Loss of Our Civil Rights?

Independence: That is just one of the many reason for wanting to live longer, healthier lives. In practice, elderly citizens from the United States and other nations can become vulnerable to extortion, manipulations and victims of unscrupulous guardians. The New Yorker's October 9, 2017 Issue contained an eye-opening article written by Rachel Aviv and titled: "How the Elderly Lose Their Rights."

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The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant

The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant

It has been thirteen years since Nick Bostrom published The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant, a clear call to action regarding our relationship with aging and medical technology. Today we stand in the midst of revolutionary progress in biotechnology, and all of the old limits and incurable conditions might be addressed given sufficient funding and will. Has the public’s view of aging changed enough in the past thirteen years?

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Can We Cure Aging? - Analog Article

Can We Cure Aging? - Analog Article

How can science fiction affect our view of what is possible? In this article, quantum physics Professor John G. Cramer explains how he came to care for the longevity field and interviews Gary Hudson of Oisín Biotechnologies, a company that could make his Sci-Fi dreams a reality.

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