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Can Aging Be Cured?

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Fountain Of Youth

About Aubrey de Grey's TED Talk

Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease — and a curable one at that.

About Aubrey de Grey

Aubrey de Grey is the chief science officer and co-founder of the SENS Research Foundation. He argues that aging can be "cured" if it's approached as an "engineering problem." His plan calls for identifying the components that cause human tissue to age, and designing remedies for each— forestalling disease and prolonging healthy life.

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