For many centuries, people of searched for the fountain of youth. For a steadfast group of scientists, the secret to a long life lies in the lowly lab worm. By suppressing the function of just a few key genes, these scientists were able to lengthen worm lifespans up to tenfold, while also controlling the onset of many of the physical problems that beset old age. As the global population ages, the potential impact of this discovery on society is vast—as is the potential for profit. Anton has spent years interviewing and working with the scientists at the frontier of longevity science, and he offers a behind-the-scenes look at the state-of-the-art research and the impact it might have on global public health, society, our friends and family.
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