Stop Aging in its Tracks (originally aired on Jan 21, 2020)

Stop Aging in its Tracks (originally aired on Jan 21, 2020)

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 421

  • Apr 7, 2020 7:00 pm
  • 51:05 mins

How Silicon Valley Wants to Conquer Aging Guest: Chip Walter, science journalist, filmmaker and author, "Immortality, Inc.: Renegade Science, Silicon Valley Billions, and the Quest to Live Forever" Want to live longer and healthier? Silicon Valley scientists are searching for answers that will prevent aging altogether, and they're looking to long-living animals for inspiration. Saving Ecosystems with Cutting-Edge Genetics Guest: Ben Novak, Lead Scientist, Revive and Restore CRISPR technology, which allows precise manipulation of genomes, affords scientists ecological tools to help combat destruction of species and habitats. It can also help get rid of pests without resorting to pesticides.