15 May 2007

Fast track

This posting explains why our present progress on stem-cell technology is moving faster than we may think, and discusses some treatments which are already at various stages of development.

A revolution looks like a real grind when you're up close and living it. Every little thing has to be done for the first time at seemingly great expense and endeavor, every new tool and technique built from scratch. Fast forward ten years and the first decade of this new century will look like a steep, rapid climb to new heights in hindsight - but working in the trenches today can be a matter of one step after the other.

See also here and here for interesting observations on the economics of the fight against aging.

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