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Mission Immortality: Can we hope to live for 150 years and more?

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Oct 18, 2015 11:04 AM IST

The idea of death doesn’t quite make sense to Larry Ellison. “How can a person be there and then just vanish, just not be there?” Scientists all over the world are now attempting to break the longevity code and significantly increase human lifespans.

The idea of death doesn’t quite make sense to Larry Ellison. “How can a person be there and then just vanish, just not be there?” the flamboyant chief executive of Oracle Inc once famously asked his biographer Mike Wilson.

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Scientists are exploring procedures which can manipulate genes and pull out ageing cells. (Photo: Shutterstock)
Scientists are exploring procedures which can manipulate genes and pull out ageing cells. (Photo: Shutterstock)
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    Aasheesh Sharma works with the opinion team at Hindustan Times. Over the last 20 years, he has worked with a wire service, newspapers, magazines and television. His story on the longest train journey in India was included in an anthology on train writings in 2014.

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