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Encore: Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality

Guest: Jonathan Weiner.

In the twentieth century alone, the human life expectancy has increased by more than thirty years. Some scientists believe that it's time for the next big leap—this time into complete immortality. Today on Focus, science writer Jonathan Weiner joins the show to explain some of the science behind this heart-pounding research and the dramatic tale of how aging may be conquered once and for all—even in this lifetime.

Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality

Guest: Jonathan Weiner.

In the twentieth century alone, the human life expectancy has increased by more than thirty years. Some scientists believe that it's time for the next big leap—this time into complete immortality. Today on Focus, science writer Jonathan Weiner joins the show to explain some of the science behind this heart-pounding research and the dramatic tale of how aging may be conquered once and for all—even in this lifetime.

The Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Aging

Guests: S. Jay Olshansky and Bruce Carnes.

At the start of the last century, the average life span was just 45 years. Today the average for women is 79 and for men 72. What brought about this change? Can we expect even greater gains in human longevity? Today on Focus, we'll talk with researchers S. Jay Olshansky and Bruce Carnes on how to live as long as possible.

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