On October 3, 2023, the historic Dublin Longevity Declaration was published by the Longevity Escape Velocity (LEV) Foundation. This document was crafted by Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Dr. Brian Kennedy, and Martin O’Dea, with input from prominent signatories, and provides a consensus statement from the leading scientists in the longevity field regarding the feasibility of extending healthy human lifespans and the imperative to immediately expand research into this endeavor.
Below is an excerpt from the Dublin Longevity Declaration. To read the full text, go to https://dublinlongevitydeclaration.org/. Both members of the scientific community and members of the public can sign the Declaration here. The U.S. Transhumanist Party urges all of its members and readers to sign the Dublin Longevity Declaration.
For millennia, the consensus of the general public has been that aging is inevitable.
For most of our history, even getting to old age was a significant accomplishment – and while centenarians have been around at least since the time of the Greeks, aging was never of major interest to medicine.
That has changed. Longevity medicine has entered the mainstream. First, evidence accumulated that lifestyle modifications prevent chronic diseases of aging and extend healthspan, the healthy and highly functional period of life. More recently, longevity research has made great progress – aging has been found to be malleable and hundreds of interventional strategies have been identified that extend lifespan and healthspan in animal models.
Human clinical studies are underway, and already early results suggest that the biological age of an individual is modifiable.
Read the rest of the Dublin Longevity Declaration here.