Life extending medical advances may have unintended consequences, but we should not fear them, says the New Scientist. The field of anti-ageing medicine has exploded in recent years as discoveries about the fundamental biology of ageing are translated into experimental therapies. The latest fountain of youth to gush from the lab comes in the form of vaccines against age-related conditions – cancer, heart disease, dementia and more. The first of these could be available by the end of the decade.” All purpose anti ageing interventions are also under development. If more people live longer, global resources will be further overstretched. But “If we can make lives longer and healthier, potential problems are a price worth paying”.
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