Leeds Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a coffee or a glass of wine, people can discuss science that is changing their lives
Tue09Sep20148:00 pmSeven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PDDr David Clancy (Lancaster University)
Scientists are making breakthroughs in their understanding of what makes animals less vigorous and healthy as they get older. In a recent Guardian column on this research into ageing, George Monbiot feared that the development of therapies could create a new underclass who would serve a new long-lived elite. Read the article.
Dr David Clancy is a researcher into the biochemical and genetic processes that cause ageing, and is one of the signatories of this letter in response.
At Leeds Cafe Sci on Sept 9th Dr Clancy will set out the latest research; and will invite a discussion on the ethics of anti-ageing therapies. For those who want to stay young forever, could there be downsides?