Fortune On Aubrey De Grey

Fortune is taking a sober look at the work of Aubrey de Grey, the biogerontologist behind the SENS initiative and co-founder (with Dave Gobel) of the Methuselah Mouse Prize for anti-aging research. Some of the most important steps in the fight to cure aging involve generating widespread public understanding of - and desire for - the necessary medical research. As the article puts it, "Solving the remaining scientific puzzles to achieve [radical healthy life extension in mice] would require $100 million per year of focused research funding over the next decade. A high-profile campaign to arrest aging in mice would rivet public attention on the huge promise of anti-aging research, making it politically tenable to put in serious money."

Link: http://www.fortune.com/fortune/technology/articles/0,15114,643799-1,00.html

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