We have heard a lot about immortality and the potential of living for many years longer than normal but how realistic is any of that? Well, according to this geneticist, we are on the verge of something.
Aubry de Grey from Cambridge University has for some time now been saying that those of us who are under 40 have the potential to love for thousands of years. You see, aging is something we are all plagued by. We may want to see and do everything possible but time is never on our side. That being said, Grey believes a world free of age-related disease that would prevent us from living to our full potential is very possible.
He is the co-founder of a research foundation called SENS. Grey has and continues to speak about how science will find a way to perfect anti-aging treatments within the next 20 years or so. While it might sound crazy, there have been breakthroughs made.
At SENS Research Foundation, we believe that a world free of age-related disease is possible. That’s why we’re funding work at universities across the world and at our own Research Center in Mountain View, CA.
Our research emphasizes the application of regenerative medicine to age-related disease, with the intent of repairing underlying damage to the body’s tissues, cells, and molecules. Our goal is to help build the industry that will cure the diseases of aging.
SRF is, at its core, a research-focused outreach organization. Our outreach efforts include the SENS conferences at Cambridge, the annual Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference series, summits, speaking engagements, and general advocacy. We strive to inform policymakers and the public at large about the promise of the damage-repair approach to treating age-related disease.
Finally, SRF engages in educational work through our student program, SRF Education. SRF Education operates a summer internship program that places students at the SRF Research Center and outside institutions; provides students with guidance, mentorship, and materials grants for SENS-related research projects; and is developing online coursework.
All of these bold things Grey has brought up are not without controversy. Many believe he is not going to be very wrong in the long-run when it comes to aging and the human body but only time will tell. Do you think the first person that will end up living to be a thousand years old has been born yet or do you think that won’t be happening for quite some time?