By Ted Anton
Humans have hunted for the fountain of teenybopper all over the place from Bimini to St. Augustine. yet for a steadfast crew of scientists, the key to a longevity lies in different places: within the lowly lab computer virus. by means of suppressing the functionality of quite a few key genes, those scientists have been capable of extend worms’ lifespans as much as tenfold, whereas additionally controlling the onset of some of the actual difficulties that beset outdated age. because the worldwide inhabitants a long time, the aptitude effect of this discovery on society is vast—as is the possibility of profit.
With The sturdiness Seekers, technological know-how author Ted Anton takes readers within this story that all started with worms and branched out to snare cutting edge minds from California to Crete, investments from gigantic biotech, and endorsements from television personalities like Oprah and Dr. ounces. many of the examine used to be amazing, akin to the invention of an enzyme in people that prevents cells from getting older. and a few, like an oft-cited examine touting the compound resveratrol, present in crimson wine—proved hugely arguable, igniting a technological know-how struggle over fact, credits, and power revenue. because the velocity of discovery speeded up, so too did robust own rivalries and public fascination, pushed by way of the desire longer, more healthy existence used to be correct round the nook. Anton has spent years interviewing and dealing with the scientists on the frontier of durability technological know-how, and this booklet deals a behind-the-scenes examine the state of the art learn and the impression it might probably have on worldwide public well-being, society, or even our buddies and family.
With superb technological know-how and an unforgettable solid of characters, The toughness Seekers has the entire components of a good tale and sheds gentle on discoveries which can essentially reshape human existence.
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The Longevity Seekers: Science, Business, and the Fountain of Youth by Ted Anton