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How to reverse ageing

It should be possible to repair the daily damage a human body sustains

By Aubrey de Grey  

Ageing of the human body is fundamentally the same as the ageing of an engine.

Although the processes that drive ageing are subtler than those that drive engine breakdown, the analogy holds: it’s all about damage to functional units acquired during the normal operation of the machine. And I do mean machine—our bodies are full of machines. All of our abilities are built, maintained, and carried out by microscopic devices that support our health and survival because their specific structural features allow…

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