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Ethics, Health Policy and (Anti-) Aging: Mixed Blessings

Volume 1 of the series Ethics and Health Policy pp 173-188

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Ethical Perspectives in Biogerontology

  • Sebastian SetheAffiliated withNorthEast England Stem Cell Institute
  • , João Pedro de MagalhãesAffiliated withIntegrative Genomics of Ageing Group, Institute of Integrative Biology, Biosciences Building, University of Liverpool Email author 

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Abstract

From the perspective of scientists involved in biogerontology , the branch of science focused on the biology of aging , ethical themes can be classified as either belonging to an ‘inner sphere’ where the conduct of the aging research itself is under ethical scrutiny; or, secondly, an ‘outer sphere’ where questions are raised about the philosophical and social implications of ‘curing aging ’.