Can We Learn To Beat The Reaper?

Science has been winning battles against old age, but can it win the war?

Give the human body half a chance and before you know it, it tries to die. If it's not cancer, it's heart disease; if it's not heart disease, it's stroke. With all the ways the body can do itself in, you would almost think it wanted to end it all. The fact is, it does.

Before earthly organisms even got a chance to live, they had to agree to some pretty punishing terms: you're born, you grow up, you produce some young, then you get out of the way and leave room for the generation coming along. Animals and plants...

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