It says: “150 years of life for everyone.” This is one of the posters shown at the meeting on immortality that took place on Saturday, September 24 in the very center of Moscow, right across the street from the famous Bolshoy Theater. It was such a great gathering. I loved the atmosphere. Approximately 100 people came to support immortality, creating new technologies, regenerative medicine, genomic research and everything related to fighting aging and radical life extension. Here are some pictures from this superb meeting that left me with a warm feeling and positive impression.
Open genetic data combined with medical and phisiological information will change the way medicine works – treatments will be personalized and more effective, plus there will be new therapies created specifically for particular patiens. This will significantly improve and prolong our lives. George Church started the Personal Genome Project wich has this exact goal.
I enjoyed the Technology Review interview with Dr. Church about the future of induced pluripotent stem cells. Loved the quote:
“I’m thinking a lot about using regeneration as the key to treatments and keeping people healthy.”
Wall Street Journal reviewed “100Plus” – a book that argues for longer life, regenerative medicine, aging research and the future of our health. I wish there were more books like this one that promote transhumanism and show that longer lives mean healthier and hapier lives. We need more books that tell the audience how we can achieve life extension. There should be more books and articles that talk about what exactly each person can do to help depending on their occupation, social status and other factors.
Massive genome sequencing holds promise for entirely changing our society. Cancer genome sequencing already proved to be effective, we’ll find out a lot about our disease risks and causes and we’ll be able to cure and prevent deleterious diseases. That all will prolong our lives. Plus we’ll be able to find all sorts of new links between our genomes and behaviour like the “cheating” gene.
We can prolong lives of millions of people right now if we create the Integrated System of Aging Biomarkers. Collection, classification and comparison of research data, clinical data from electronic medical records and personal genomics data will give us new corellations and causal relations that would lead to new therpies against aging and age-related diseases. These therapies will be personalized, hence much more effective. The key to true personalized medicine and large scale longitudinal studies on people lies in creating the database on aging biomarkers.
Nature Journal highlighted biomedical illustration as an exsiting field, which helps researchers show the beauty of the work they are doing. Animations make complex things much easier to comprehend. The future of biology can’t be seen without substantial progress in biomedical illustration.