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Age Is Relative

Sep 29, 2015

Our ideas about age and lifespan change from one generation to the next, say researchers.
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The quest for immortality, or at least longer than we've got, is the stuff of science fiction. But the scientific community has plenty to say about the reality of extending the human lifespan. A glimpse at the future of aging, plus ethical and practical implications of living longer.


  • Jay Olshansky, The School of Public Health at the University of Chicago, author, If Humans Were Built To Last
  • Jonathan Wiener, professor of medical and scientific journalism, Columbia University, author, Long for This World: The Science of Immortality
  • Elle Moxley, KCUR reporter, Aging in Place series