Aubrey de Grey is working to cure aging whether you like it or not



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Don’t think about living forever. Just think about never getting sick, ever again. At least that’s how Aubrey de Grey would like you to contextualize his work. The notoriously bearded biomedical gerontologist is the scientific spark that lights up so many all-caps “immortality” headlines. De Grey wants to increase human longevity so significantly that death could become a thing of the past, a condition people fell prey to before they developed the medical technology to stop it. It’s been the center of his work for approximately 20 years. De Grey started as a software guy at the genetics department of…

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