Saturday, March 28, 2009

Can the Human Lifespan Reach 1,000 Years?

Some Experts Say "Yes"

A recent article in The Daily Galaxy discussed this very possibility.

Quoting Cambridge University geneticist Aubrey de Grey from the article: "The first person to live to be 1,000 years old is certainly alive today ... whether they realize it or not ..."

The article continues: "In fact, a growing number of scientists, doctors, geneticists and nanotech experts—many with impeccable academic credentials—are insisting that there is no hard reason why ageing can’t be dramatically slowed or prevented altogether. Not only is it theoretically possible, they argue, but a scientifically achievable goal that can and should be reached in time to benefit those alive today ... “I am working on immortality,” says Michael Rose, a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of California, Irvine, who has achieved breakthrough results extending the lives of fruit flies."

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