Ageless Quest by Leonard Guarente
One Scientist's Search for the Genes That Prolong Youth

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Ageless Quest is a personal, sometimes controversial, account of the pursuit of a genetic 34; cure 34; for aging by an expert in the field. The author is the Novartis Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Aging has always been regarded as a highly complex process with many degenerative changes leading to the cessation of life. But recent research has identified a relatively simple mechanism that governs the pace of aging. Lenny Guarentes Ageless Quest is a scientific detective story for the baby boom generation. It offers an insiders view of an area of potentially astonishing high reward and equally high risk.
 

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Published December 1, 2002 by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. 164 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Guarente views aging as a disease that someday might be treatable with new drugs, which raises further provocative questions about the ripple effect treatment could have on population, economics and other social factors.

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