Some animals, like sea sponges, can live for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. They also never get cancer.
Understanding why that’s the case has led scientists to question conventional notions of ageing.
The idea that future humans may never grow old now seems theoretically possible.
Dr Francesca Minerva – Research fellow, Bioethics, University of Milan
Dr David Sinclair – Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Dr Andrew Steele – Computational biologist and author
Dr Sven Brodmerkel – Assistant Professor, Integrated Marketing Communications, Bond University