Longevity Senescence and the Genome: looking for similar,but up to date review of literature

Michael Sherman sherm at symdyn.com
Tue May 9 01:51:27 EST 2000

Mike Reilly <mike_reilly_no_spam at bc.sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Since leaving University, I have had occasion off and on, to re-acquaint
> myself with the reason I originally entered post-secondary education - to
> study the mechanisms of aging in humans.
> The last time I had time to do a little catch up on the topic, I picked up
> book entitled "Longevity, Senescence and the Genome" which was a broad and
> fascinating look at many of the areas of research into senesence.  I am
> currently hoping to update my knowledge (now 10 years out of date) and was
> hoping someone would have a suggestion of something similar.

Finch's book is encyclopedic in its descriptions of aging or the
lack thereof in many diverse species, but really sheds little light on the
causes of aging.  I would strong recommend Aubrey de Grey's 1999 book
"The Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging" for an admirable, though
controversial, full frontal attack on the cause and possible prevention
of mammalian aging.


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