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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 5 April 2006
Vol. 2006, Issue 7, p. pe8
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2006.7.pe8]


SENS and the Polarization of Aging-Related Research

Douglas A. Gray, and Alexander Bürkle

Douglas A. Gray is at the Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa K1H 8L6, Canada. Alexander Bürkle is in the Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, D-78457 Konstanz, Germany. E-mail: dgray{at} (D.A.G.)

Key Words: strategies for engineered negligible senescence • Aubrey de Grey • life extension • rejuvenative medicine • SENS challenge • Methuselah mouse prize

Abstract: The second Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence conference (SENS II) featured some very provocative ideas. The explicit objective of extending human life span indefinitely has opened a large rift between the meeting's organizer and those who believe he is acting unscientifically, perhaps recklessly. Two SENS conference participants present their views on the divisive nature of SENS.

Citation: D. A. Gray, A. Bürkle, SENS and the Polarization of Aging-Related Research. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2006 (7), pe8 (2006).

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