It’s a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable. But what if everything we’ve been taught to believe about aging is wrong? What if we could choose our lifespan?
In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Sinclair, leading world authority on genetics and longevity, reveals a bold new theory for why we age. As he writes: “Aging is a disease, and that disease is treatable.”
This book takes us to the frontlines of research many from Dr. David Sinclair’s own lab at Harvard—that demonstrate how we can slow down, or even reverse, aging. The key is activating newly discovered vitality genes, the descendants of an ancient genetic survival circuit that is both the cause of aging and the key to reversing it.
Since the beginning of time, ageing has been accepted as a natural process of life. David Sinclair, a biologist and geneticist, is of the opposite opinion. He has devoted his life to finding a cure for old age.
Sinclair is a professor of genetics and co-director of Harvard University's Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research. He contends that learning to combat the effects of ageing is not only feasible but also unavoidable. Our maximum lifetime and years of health will expand as a result of new medications and technology, and someday humans won't have a maximum lifespan—we'll remain youthful and healthy forever.
Sinclair explores the causes of ageing, ways to prevent it, and ways to maybe build a future in which no one has to pass away from old age.
As a species, we are living much longer than ever. But not much better. Not at all. Over the past century we have gained additional years, but not additional life—not life worth living anyway.