- Health & Healing
Is aging necessary?
Aging—not cancer, not heart disease—is the true underlying cause of most human death and suffering, but there are tortoises and salamanders whose risk of dying is the same no matter how old they are. With the help of science, could we find a way to become old without getting frail?
Andrew Steele, a computational biologist and science writer, takes us on a journey into the labs where scientists are studying every bodily system that declines with age—DNA, mitochondria, stem cells, our immune systems—and developing therapies to reverse the trend. With bell-clear writing and intellectual passion, Steele shines a spotlight on how close we are to an astonishing extension of our life spans and a vastly improved quality of life in our later years.
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|Release Date:||June 5, 2021|