May 27, 2023

The science of super longevity | Dr. Morgan Levine

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I quoted and responded to this remark:

“…we probably will not solve death and this actually shouldn’t be our goal.” Well nice as she seems thank goods Dr Levine does not run the scientific community involved in rejuvenation.

The first bridge looks like it’s going to be plasma dilution and this may come to the general population in just a few short years. People who have taken this treatment report things like their arthritis and back pain vanishing.

After that epigentic programming to treat things that kill you in old age. And so on, bridge after bridge. if you have issues with the future, some problem with people living as long as they like, then by all means you have to freedom to grow old and die. That sounds mean but then I think it’s it’s mean to inform me I have to die because you think we have to because of “progress”. But this idea that living for centuries or longer is some horrible moral crime just holds no water.

Science can’t stop aging, but it may be able to slow our epigenetic clocks.

Up next, Michio Kaku: How to reverse aging ►

What if we could slow down the hands of our biological clocks? This question underpins much of the research of Morgan Levine, who leads a research team at the life science company Altos Labs.

Levine investigates the fascinating intricacies of aging, recognizing that it doesn’t happen at a uniform pace for everyone. Central to her exploration is the concept of epigenetics — the factors that influence gene activity without changing the DNA sequence. Levine focuses on DNA methylation, a significant epigenetic change that occurs with aging, and the development of models called “epigenetic clocks” that can be used to predict biological age.

While she acknowledges that it might be possible to reverse aging at a cellular level, Levine clarifies that the ultimate goal is not to “cure” aging or death, but to delay disease onset and improve healthspan.

0:00 Fast agers & slow agers.
1:25 The hallmarks of aging.
1:59 What is the epigenetic clock?
3:05 Can we ‘Benjamin Button’ aging?
5:22 The holy grail for scientists.

Read the video transcript ►…escription.

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