Methuselah Conference "Why We Age: Biophysical Limits & the Trade-offs of Ageing" on Nov. 23-25, 2020 now open for registration.
As CEOs of the expanding cadre of companies set up to tackle ageing and age-related diseases joined thought-leading scientists for the Longevity Leaders conference in London this week, the mood was much sunnier than the damp, grey February weather. There has never been more optimism that the holiest of grails, extending human lifespan (or at least “healthspan”, the period of good health most people can expect to enjoy) is finally within reach.
Understanding the role of DNA in biology is arguably the single most important scientific advance of the 20th century. It provides the molecular basis of inheritance, and understanding how the genetic code is translated into proteins providing a whole new insight into the workings of the human body.