The search for a treatment for ageing

Policy Briefing

Published 10/01/2018

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The search for an intervention that will delay ageing and reduce the risk of age-related diseases is advancing quickly. Several treatments are already being tested in human clinical trials. The wider effects of being able to extend human health span and possibly life span are uncertain, but this could have far reaching consequences for health, society and the economy.