Battling Time’s Ravages

The Wall Street Journal gives an even-handed review of  Aubrey de Grey’s new book, “Ending Aging.”

Here’s the last paragraph:

“Ending Aging” is just one part of Aubrey de Grey’s campaign to win public support for anti-aging research. Whether the book succeeds or not will depend on the willingness of readers to get past the first 50 pages of proselytizing and absorb the science that follows. Mr. de Grey is often his own worst enemy, talking in circles about objections to his agenda while neglecting to explain important concepts, like oxidative stress, before using them. Yet if even one of his proposals works, it could mean years of extended healthy living — not only for unborn generations but also for those of us already casting an uneasy eye toward the mirror.

Read the whole review here

 

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