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Title: The Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Aging

For more than a decade, Dr. Olshansky and Dr. Carnes have been working in the field of aging to identify the biological attributes of species that influence their length of life. Amid countless claimsmore » by scientists and the lay population that human life expectancy will continue to rise indefinitely in the future, Olshansky and Carnes have stood fast in their conviction that such claims are without any scientific basis. In their book The Quest for Immortality, S. Jay Olshansky and Bruce A. Carnes provide a comprehensive account of the real science of aging, from a historical overview of religious and philosophical thinking about aging and death, to the biology behind the changes we see in the mirror, to the promising but frightening future of genetic engineering. They demystify the complex language and concepts of science, explain how to distinguish real science from media hype in order to help readers make informed health decisions, and offer a powerfully optimistic vision of aging and health in the twenty-first century.« less
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Title: The Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Aging
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Publication Date: 2001-10-24
OSTI Identifier: 1007449
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US201202%%788
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on October 24, 2001
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES ; AGING ; BIOLOGY ; DEATH ; GENETIC ENGINEERING ; LIFE SPAN ; PUBLIC HEALTH
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:12:02
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27