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Is life worth living after 75? Why this medical ethicist isn’t a fan of extending the human life span

In October 2014, [physician and medical ethicist] Ezekiel Emanuel published an essay in the Atlantic called “Why I Hope to ...
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Identical sex chromosomes could be key to a long life

When 109-year-old Jessie Gallan was asked about the secret to her long life, she replied “staying away from men.” Other ...
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Why the UK wants to share everything it knows about the genetics of 500,000 Britons

Britain is profiling the genes, health and lifestyles of its citizens and handing the results to scientists across the world ...
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US life expectancy edges upward as cancer death rate drops

The number of fatal drug overdoses declined for the first time in 28 years, and U.S. life expectancy at birth ticked upward for the ...
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‘My entire goal is to basically age in reverse’: How biohackers are attempting to engineer longer lives

When day breaks, they go out in their yard and face the rising sun — Thaddeus [Owen] in shorts and ...
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Exercise Rx: Physical activity is ‘personal regenerative medicine’ and ‘acts like pharmaceutical drugs’

As researchers learn more about how exercise fights chronic ills like heart disease and diabetes, doctors may soon be able ...
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Does AI represent our best bet for extending human lives?

Co-founder and CEO [of Insilico Medicine] Alex Zhavoronkov said he believes there is no greater goal in healthcare today—or, really, ...
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Futurist Jamie Metzl: How genetic engineering could help us live longer

Jamie Metzl is a technology and healthcare futurist and geopolitical expert, novelist, entrepreneur, media commentator, and Senior Fellow of the Atlantic ...
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Viewpoint: We aren’t ready for biomarkers that could predict how long we’ll live

Over the past several years, scientists have identified four genetic and molecular biomarkers that potentially predict human and animal longevity ...
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Anti-aging pill ‘5 to 12 years away’

[I]magine if, instead of a pill you could take to live for ever, there was a pill that could push ...
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An argument for why no one should live past 75

[Physician Ezekiel] Emanuel vowed to refuse not only heroic medical interventions once he turned 75, but also antibiotics and vaccinations ...
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Inside the transhumanist quest for ‘super-longevity’

Transhumanism is a patchwork of beliefs about how technology will enhance the human condition, maybe radically so. There are Extropians ...
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Can this new blood test can predict your death 5-10 years before it happens?

Though predicting an exact day is far from likely, an experimental blood test may be able to tell an individual’s ...
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If we classified aging as a disease, would it change the way we treat it?

What would change if we classified aging itself as the disease?  David Sinclair, a geneticist at Harvard Medical School, is ...
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Is it time for us to stop obsessing over extending the human life span?

In 2019, more people than ever before get to see their grandkids grow up. They get to enjoy a lengthy ...
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Is there any point in living longer if we can’t stay young?

Aging, like bankruptcy in Hemingway’s description, happens two ways, slowly and then all at once. ... "...Over the past century, ...
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Will two daily cups of coffee help you live longer? This study says so.

There have been studies saying coffee drinking increases longevity and general health and also studies to the contrary. Now, the ...
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Searching for a ‘fountain of youth’ in our genes

Explorers have dreamt for centuries of a Fountain of Youth, with healing waters that rejuvenate the old and extend life ...
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Why did Holocaust survivors live longer than other Jews?

The horrors of the Holocaust were once thought to have inflicted a deadly legacy on the health of survivors. … But ...
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Genes identified that extend life

Is the secret to extending human life span written in our genes? Clues from other organisms suggest it might be ...