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The Evolution of Aging #216

June 07, 2013

This week, we’re looking at the aging process, and how science and medicine are treating it as a problem to be solved. We’ll talk to Michael Rose, Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine about the evolution of aging   And we’ll speak to Alex Zhavoronkov, creator of the Aging Research Portfolio, and author of The Ageless Generation: How Advances in Biomedicine Will Transform the Global Economy.

Guests:

  • Alex Zhavoronkov
  • Michael Rose
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