Anti-aging Drugs: From Basic Research to Clinical Practice
CHAPTER 22: Human Life Extension: Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications for Public Health Policy
Published:18 Jan 2017
Ilia Stambler, 2017. "Human Life Extension: Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications for Public Health Policy", Anti-aging Drugs: From Basic Research to Clinical Practice, Alexander M Vaiserman
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The prospect of human life extension, understood either as a substantial increase in life expectancy or an increase in the human species-specific lifespan may have a profound and wide ranging impact on science and society. The issues that are involved may be highly complex and diverse, yet many of them may be classified into a limited number of categories. These would basically concern: (1) the scientific and technological feasibility of human life extension; (2) its individual and social desirability; and (3) normative actionable suggestions for research and public policy, building on and synthesizing the first two groups, for the facilitation...