Can We Stop Ageing?

can_we_stop_ageing_2With the ever-growing average life expectancy for humans showing no sign of slowing down, how close are we to cracking the code of longevity? Can we finally stop it altogether?

Biomedical gerontologist Dr Aubrey De Grey reveals his unique, seven-step approach to the problem of ageing. Harvard University’s Dr Justin Werfel explains why programmed death might be a good thing. And we hear how the University of Kent’s Dr Jenny Tullet is using roundworms to reveal clues about the genetics of ageing.

Presented by Nicola Davis and produced by Max Sanderson.

The Guardian’s Science Weekly | 29th November 2016