into how to slow down ageing is a moral imperative, according to a British
expert at University College London. Speaking at a Royal Society seminar on “The new science of ageing”, Dr David
Gems said that "The potential for reducing suffering is absolutely
immense." He argued that the notion that illness later in life was more
acceptable than illness early in "needs to be combated”.
moment, anti-ageing research is in its infancy, but eventually, science will
continue to push back the frontier inexorably. Dramatic increases in longevity
will lead to dramatic social changes, he predicts, ranging from population
control to euthanasia to conflict between the youth-rich and the youth-poor.
contended that prolonging life with anti-ageing drugs that could delay the
onset of age-related diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's, was a moral
imperative comparable to the eradication of smallpox. ~ London
Telegraph, May 11