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The 2008 World Science Festival took place on May 29-June 1 in New York City. We offered a slate of exciting new programs and old favorites this year, all aimed at unlocking the beauty and complexity of science for everyone. Sign up for our newsletter to stay connected and get exclusive interviews, stories, and updates.

90 IS THE NEW 50: THE SCIENCE OF LONGEVITY

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Date: Sunday, June 1, 2008
Time: 07:00 PM-08:30 PM

Will it one day be possible to take a pill to stay young? How will an average life expectancy of beyond a hundred years affect society and the planet? Our audience joined leading longevity researchers Robert Butler, David Sinclair and Richard Weindruch, along with embryonic stem cell biologist Renee Reijo Pera, to investigate the facts and implications surrounding scientific developments — emerging technologies, novel therapies, and innovative medical practices — that forecast a radical extension of a healthy human life. Featuring a special performance by acclaimed singer, Marilyn Maye.

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