At present humanity and the scientific community consider ageing a process that must be accepted. I.e.: after a reasonably long youth, we must age naturally as a prelude to death.
However, recent studies about ageing suggest that its mechanisms are not determined by evolution; it’s not a process programmed into our genes.
In this book, Doctor Maria Blasco, currently one of the leading global specialists in cellular ageing and the scientific journalist Mónica G. Salomone introduce the latest advances in an area of modern science, research into the secrets of longevity, that is only a few decades old.
Will we one day be able to live to 120 in good health? There is no fundamental biological law that condemns one to age. In fact, some scientists say that ageing can be treated.