Do you remember way back when... ok, it was actually only a few weeks ago, we featured an interview that was hosted by Sarah Westall.
The subject of discussion was how some scientists are on the brink of 'curing' the effects of ageing. It turns out that it was one of Sarah's most popular interviews and she received lots of attention from around the globe - everyone was interested in hearing more about this!
Recently, she had another guest on her show who had more information related to this - albeit with slightly differing points of view on how this is achievable, how it could be implemented and more importantly, how it would be in the best interests of any medical/finance system to keep ageing bodies in optimal health rather than selectively creating any divergence between the 'have' and 'have nots'.
Check out the podcast on Sarah's page,
If you didn't hear the first podcast on this, you can find it here and then listen to this later podcast, you really do need to hear both interviews to get all the low-down on what this could mean for our collective future! ...who wants to live forever?!
Sarah Westall does a weekly podcast show and she can be found on Facebook as well as on her Business Game Changers homepage; www.sarahwestall.com
You can also subscribe to her on iTunes.
"Early days in a DIY biological revolution"
"We are the biohacking or DIY biology group at the London Hackspace, a mix of amateur and professional biologists, attracted by the potential of molecular and synthetic biology. Anyone is welcome, so get involved!"
"Nearly 50 cities, mostly in America and Europe, are now home to groups of biohackers or amateur laboratories where they can meet and experiment. Besides Open Wetlab, these include Biocurious in Sunnyvale, California, Genspace in New York and La Paillasse in Paris. The number of biohackers around the world is anybody’s guess, but the movement’s main online-mailing list boasts nearly 4,000 members and is growing rapidly."
"These do-it-yourself (DIY) biology labs are organized and run locally, often by scientists who work on a volunteer basis. Their rationale, as Ellen Jorgensen—cofounder of Genspace in Brooklyn, New York—sums up in a TED talk, was to expand the use of biotechnology beyond the professionals and to put the tools in the hands of lay people to use in fun and creative ways."