Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist. He’s the co-founder and chief science officer of the SENS Research Foundation, which is a non-profit that does basic research on ageing and treatments for ageing. 

We start with the basics of ageing, and some critical reactions to the notion that ageing could ever be overcome. Then Aubrey tells us about the seven types of damage that cause ageing and their corresponding repair technologies. I also ask him about the limits of model organisms in ageing research. 

If at some point you’d like to skip to Aubrey talking about time estimates for ending ageing and the effective altruism case for ending ageing - you can skip approximately 1 hour and 32 minutes into the podcast. 

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Hi Gus,

Great episode as always, keep up the good work.

One question: in the last 5 minutes, Aubrey mentions new method of cryonics, but given that I am not a native speaker, I am  not able  to find anything on the topic. Is it 'persiflation?'

Hi Filip 

Thank you, glad you're enjoying the podcast :)

The new method is persufflation: