Aubrey de Grey
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Aubrey de Grey
We’ve spent the last few millennia aware that senescence is horrible but knowing nevertheless that it’s inevitable. We’ve had to find some mechanism to put…
The whole point of cryopreserving only one’s head is based on the idea that one can simply grow in the laboratory an entire new body,…
The right to choose to live or to die is the most fundamental right there is; conversely, the duty to give others that opportunity to…
My approach is to start from the straightforward principle that our body is a machine. A very complicated machine, but none the less a machine,…
Public enthusiasm for new advances is a key ingredient in influencing policy-makers to stimulate follow-up work with suitable funding, and it can be achieved far…
Most scientists will get serious media exposure about twice in their entire career. And they’ll get that because they’ve actually done an experiment that was…
Basically, the body does have a vast amount of inbuilt anti-ageing machinery; it’s just not 100% comprehensive, so it allows a small number of different…
Wikipedia was a big help for science, especially science communication, and it shows no sign of diminishing in importance.
Ever since we invented fire and the wheel, we’ve been demonstrating both our ability and our inherent desire to fix things that we don’t like…
What I actually wanted to do with my life is make a difference to the world. That led me into science very quickly.
There is no difference between saving lives and extending lives, because in both cases we are giving people the chance of more life.
If you look at winners of the Nobel Prize in biology, you’ll find a fair smattering of people who don’t know how to work a…
I’m the chief science officer of a foundation that works on the application of regenerative medicine to the problem of aging.
I don’t work on longevity, I work on keeping people healthy.
The only difference between my work and the work of the whole medical profession is that I think we’re in striking distance of keeping people…
As far as I’m concerned, ageing is humanity’s worst problem, by some serious distance.
I don’t often meet people who want to suffer cardiovascular disease or whatever, and we get those things as a result of the lifelong accumulation…
There’s nothing wrong with making the best of one’s declining years, but what does annoy me is the fatalism. Now that we’re seriously in range…
The aim is to postpone frailty, postpone degenerative disease, debilitation and so on and thereby shorten the period at the end of life, which is…
Some things tend not to work so well for science – things that rely on substantial written contributions by key experts are a case in…
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