The biology of aging
"elevates science popularization to the level of fine arts"
Independent filmmaking meets science once again in this follow-up to Death by Design, winner of the Prix Europa in Berlin for Best Documentary of the Year.
A film by Peter Friedman
& Jean-François Brunet
Commissioned by Christine Reisen for ARTE-France.
Produced in association with the BBC.
Featuring Elizabeth Blackburn, Judith Campisi, Leonard Hayflick, Cynthia Kenyon, Alain Prochaintz, Michael Rose, and François Schachter
The life of any one individual is of no importance to nature. That is why we age.
Now, scientists are beginning to manipulate the aging process by altering genes which determine how long we live.
As Judy Campisi of Berkeley lab, California puts it “For the first time, there’s a real hope of changing what we are, and what our genes tell us we must do.”
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