Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 19 February 2003
Vol. 2003, Issue 7, p. nf4
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2003.7.nf4]

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Wake-Up Call

A software engineer is the last person you'd expect to see dissecting the biology of aging. But Aubrey de Grey's radical views have stirred up debate in the field of gerontology

Ingfei Chen

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2003/7/nf4

Abstract: Theoretical biologist Aubrey de Grey thinks aging is an uncivilized phenomenon that neither he nor anyone else should have to put up with. A computer scientist by training, he got converted to the field of biology in part by asking his geneticist wife about her work. Although he doesn't do benchwork himself, by poring over the literature and formulating new--and often controversial--ideas, he is prodding gerontologists toward the development of medicines to reverse aging.

Citation: I. Chen, Wake-Up Call. Science's SAGE KE (19 February 2003), http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2003/7/nf4

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