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Illustrations by Aaron Fernandez

The Case for Defeating Death

The Case for Defeating Death


The most outspoken opponent of death by aging in the scientific community is probably Aubrey de Grey, a British biologist with a PhD from Cambridge and long, long hair that he ties with a scrunchie. In his mind, aging is unhealthy; a collection of undesirable side effects of being alive. He likens aging to malaria because it kills a lot of people. If you could cure it, wouldn’t you?

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