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Individual and Societal Implications of Longevity Discussed at Honors Colloquium

“Science is getting closer and closer to manipulating and understanding the aging process,” Dr. Donald Louria told the more than 200 faculty, staff and students who attended the Honors College Colloquium on April 4, 2005 in the Campus Center Ballroom. Louria, professor of preventive medicine and community health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, said that while rapid scienfitic advances in genetic manipulation, nanotechnology and stem cell research will make it possible for humans to live 110 to 120 years and beyond by the end of this century, society needs to face the consequences of increased life expectancy, including quality of life, overpopulation, and increased health expenditures. "This is a very exciting time," Louria said. “It’s not whether or not we figure out the aging process, but when.”
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