Public Ethics Radio: Larry Temkin on Extending Human Lifespans

November 25, 2008

What would a world in which everyone lived beyond 100 be like? Would it really be worth it for us?

Temkin believes that we need to take a good hard look at all sides of the question of aging, rather than just blindly hoping for the best. If a scientist discovers a genetic switch that turns off cellular aging tomorrow, we had better be ready.

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