David Sinclair and his UNSW team. | Britta Campion

Life-Extending Discovery Renews Debate Over Aging as a ‘Disease’

Even if a new drug proves to prolong human life, it won't receive regulatory approval for that purpose unless the FDA accepts that aging is a treatable medical condition.

Published On 03/31/2017
8:00 AM EDT
"We’re not going to see people spend longer in nursing homes. We’re going to see them spend more time out of nursing homes.”
“I think this is probably the most exciting thing to happen in aging research yet, and I think that’s going to be true no matter how the trial results turn out.”