Tagged: Biology

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Understanding Cryonics: Part 2

Understanding Cryonics: Part 2 – Vitrification & Storage Article first published at Technorati.com In part 1 of ‘Understanding Cryonics’, we took a brief look at the science and technology behind freezing the recently dead with...

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Political Transhumanism

The Transhumanist Party By Amon Twyman Transhumanism has historically been an effectively apolitical movement, focussed on technological improvement of the human condition. While some political obstacles to that goal have been recognized, Transhumanists’ political views have...

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DIY Biology

Do-it-yourself biology (DIY biology, DIY bio) is a growing biotechnological social movement in which individuals, communities, and small organizations, study biology and life science using the same methods as traditional research institutions. DIY biology is primarily...

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Technologies of Human Enhancement

Technologies Human enhancement technologies (HET) are techniques that can be used not simply for treating illness and disability, but also for enhancing human characteristics and capacities. The expression “human enhancement technologies” is relative to emerging technologies and converging technologies. In some circles, the...

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Age Extension: Scientific Research

Scientific research into Age Extension In 1991, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) was formed as a non-profit organization to create what it considered an anti-aging medical specialty distinct from geriatrics, and to hold trade shows...

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History of Life Extension

History of the life extension movement The extension of life has been a desire of humanity and a mainstay motif in the history of scientific pursuits and ideas throughout history, from the Sumerian Epic of...

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Scientists’ Open Letter on Cryonics

Signatories encompass all disciplines relevant to cryonics, including Biology, Cryobiology, Neuroscience, Physical Science, Nanotechnology and Computing, Ethics and Theology. The signatories, speaking for themselves, include leading scientists from institutes such as MIT, Harvard, NASA...