What’s the key to living a long life? Is it all in the genes, or are there antiaging strategies that might make a difference? This week on ScienceLive, we’ll chat with experts on the science of aging. They’ll answer your questions on a variety of topics, including whether the human lifespan will continue to increase, what impact antiaging research could have on global demographics, and what the latest research says about what you can do to combat the ill effects of growing older
Join us at 3 p.m. EST on Thursday, 26 January, for a live chat on this page. You can leave your questions in the comment box below before the chat starts.
Aubrey de Grey
Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist based in Cambridge, U.K., the chief science officer of SENS Foundation, a California-based charity dedicated to combating the aging process, and editor-in-chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world’s highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging. His research interests encompass the characterization of all the "damage" accumulated in the molecules and cells of aging mammals, as well as the design of interventions to repair and/or counteract that damage.
S. Jay Olshansky
S. Jay Olshansky is a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois, Chicago, as well as a research associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His research focuses on the upper limits to human longevity, the health and public policy implications associated with individual and population aging, as well as the pursuit of the scientific means to slow aging in people.