First Press From SENS 2

The Guardian reports on the Second Strategies for Negligible Engineered Senescence (SENS) Conference and the work of biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey: At a conference at Queen's College, Cambridge, this week, Aubrey de Grey, a 41-year-old Cambridge computer scientist, told a research audience that there was no reason why people should not live to 1,000. It sounds like science fiction, but for all that Dr de Grey has been dismissed as a crank, his papers continue to be published in peer-reviewed journals and scientists continue to flock to his meetings. The editor of the MIT Technology Review has gone so far as to offer a [$20,000] prize to any gerontologist who could put together a serious argument refuting his claims. So far there have been no takers." Don't forget that you can help advance serious anti-aging science by donating to the Mprize for longevity research.

Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,5282378-103690,00.html

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