A good introduction in Nature on the risks and advantages of letting people know their genetic risk information via personal genetics services. I do hope that the test-takers will finally become the risk overtakers. Helen Pearson: Genetic testing for everyone Direct-to-consumer genetic testing is a rapidly growing market — the past year has seen the… Continue reading Personal genetics test-takers are future risk-takers
The Coalition to Extend Life launched today an online petition to U.S. Congress and President in order to make the technological possibility of Indefinite Life Extension a national priority and public policy goal of the United States. They ask the power people to create the 4 main conditions that will make it possible. 1. a… Continue reading Unlimited Life Extension Petition to U.S. Congress and President: a good address?
Finally a journalist at Wired, Brandon Keim thought it’s time to check out some facts and formulate real arguments in the embryonic stem cell funding debate instead of boondoggling. He has collected good historical examples of long-term funding in drug research, which then saved many lives, like Taxol, and has enumerated fields of promising science,… Continue reading Real arguments not just echo chambering in embryonic stem cell funding debate
I am more and more surprised on how journalists are verbalizing the $6 billion California Stem Cell Situation. On the one hand California Institute of Regenerative Medicine has just got the first big, $181 million fund in state and private loans to scientists for realizing embryonic stem cell research out of the promised billions called… Continue reading Boondoggling the California Stem Cell Gold Rush? Journo lingo overload
This is the last part of the blogterview with Chris Patil about the growing role of blogs and the web in aging research and life extension activism. Spread, summarize, criticize, connect. Thanks Chris for the answers. Part I. Ouroboros’ Chris Patil: answers to life extension questions I. Part II. Blogterview with Ouroboros’ Chris Patil, II.:… Continue reading Ouroboros’ Chris Patil, III.: What can blogs do for life extension?
Our first answerer to the 6 questions is Reason, who is the main driving force of the biggest and most established life extension site, Fight Aging! (Technorati Rank) and The Longevity Meme, continuously from 2001. 1. What is the story of your life extension commitment? I don’t like the idea of decaying, suffering and dying.… Continue reading Blogterview with Fight Aging!’s Reason: answers to life extension questions
There is a dense comment debate on Bodyhack for more than a week concerning the electoral Missouri Stem Cell Hunter issue, celebs with ESC pro- or contra ads. Here is an effective comment from today’s related post by the commenter named Orrin: “I wonder what would happen if Bill Gates invested 2 billion dollars to… Continue reading What would happen if Bill Gates invested 3 billion dollars to embryonic stem cell research?
The term ‘Stem Cells’ eventually stepped out its scientific home and became the viral name of a music-performance group. Hear their Human Stem Cell Audio Therapy blabla from their website transmitted to audio by me via Odeo: [odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/2234526/view] Anyway, I offer the next music names for future generations: Tissue Engineers, DJ RegMed, MC Growth Factor,… Continue reading Stem Cells get viral and part of the pop culture: The Stem Cells – live
As time goes by stem cells not just become more and more political, but a part of pop culture beyond the scientific experiments.
Dina Gould Halme and David A. Kessler wrote an article, called FDA Regulation of Stem-Cell–Based Therapies in The New England Journal of Medicine. The key concerns are: i., Stem-cell–based products as therapeutic agents are or could be: biologic products, drugs, devices, xenotransplantation products, human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products. Human cells, tissues, and… Continue reading FDA Stem Cell Therapy Regulation: the Framework
John Hlinko, veteran internet grass-roots organizer has launched a website called StemCellCandidates to highlight — and facilitate donations for — the races in which the stem cell issue is most likely to tip the scales. Hlinko is also the man behind StemPac, a U.S. stem cell research supporting coaliton, which includes professional political consultants, scientists… Continue reading Stem Cells’ growing role in U.S. politics: StemCandidates meet Pacman
A new book coedited by UC Santa Cruz Literature and Anthropology professors Helene Moglen and Nancy Chen, Bodies in the Making: Transgressions and Transformations, explores a range of practices that aren’t usually linked: tattooing, cosmetic surgery, body-building, life extension technologies, self-cutting. The common denominator is intended to be body hacking, modification and our fascination with… Continue reading Bodies in the Making book, essays by UC Santa Cruz professors
From BRITISH Prime Minister Tony Blair’s last speech as Labour leader at the party’s annual conference: How to be the world’s number one place of choice for bio-science – if America does not want stem-cell research – we do. …The Google generation has moved beyond the idea of 9 to 5, closed on weekends and… Continue reading Tony Blair: if America does not want stem-cell research – we do
From NewsReleaseWire: Futurists Look At Impact of Longer Lives on Retirement and Careers at the 2006 meeting of the World Future Society in Toronto. How to choose you post-career life well in an ageless society. Link
In the last philosophical-political section of Pimm I tried to delineate how to protect the right for partial immortalization when the costs of the treatment are extremely high. After it turned out that on the grounds of equal dignity it is hard to make the treatment impossible for those, who can afford it, the second… Continue reading Can partial immortalization be permissible to those who can buy it?
Now we have the introduction into the basic language of rights, duties and moral persons, and set the 3 hypothetic cost stages of the continuous regeneration treatment called pimm. The probable course of introducing pimm treatment into the real world is this: first the costs will be very high, then moderately expensive, eventually cheap enough… Continue reading How to protect the right for pimm when the costs are extremely high?
Charles N. W. Keckler, a litigator and former law professor of Washington, D.C., tries to develop an argument for conservatives to support maximum life extension in TCS Daily. His main trick is to tell “revolutionary” change from “good, innovative” change, former opposed, later supported by conservatives. “It is false that extending lifespan blunts innovation, except,… Continue reading Conservative argument FOR life extension
Another day, another mainstream media attention to life extension in general and on a large scale: Minette Marrin philosophizes on aging aging anti-aging. Logical extension of the previous BBC News piece mainly in its blurry points. It is risky to confuse the attempt to technologically eliminate ageing related problems with the desire to eliminate death… Continue reading Meditating on the extension of life by Sunday Times: good old confusions
The first generation of partially immortalized people will form a minority. Then questions will emerge about the social status of human beings under continuous regeneration treatment. In current moral philosophy, there exists a received view of the moral person, which was worked out in John Rawls’s Theory of Justice. The moral person could only be… Continue reading Are you immortalized? Never mind, you are still a moral person!
Influential daily news article about the pimmblog on The Longevity Meme by Reason. Now LM is one of the main web channel of the worldwide but small life extension community, so it is an honor indeed. Remember: we live in a niche, niche world. Today healthy and maximum life extension is in the minds of… Continue reading Joining the healthy life extension community
What makes a business huge? If you’ve got a terrific product or service in your hand, there is a constant demand for it and the range of the potential customers is always rising. Now it is my pleasure to claim that partial immortalization is the ultimate business enterprise in every respect: in the long run… Continue reading Partial immortalization: the ultimate business enterprise
When talking about a maximum life extension therapy it is intuitively credible that the moral judgement concerning this treatment will also depend on the putative cost of the technology. To handle this situation clearly, it is worth differentiating between three different conditions. First, when the expense of the treatment (let it be the cost of… Continue reading 3 hypothetic cost stages of continuous regeneration treatment
from here: “Bush on Wednesday rejected the legislation that could have multiplied the federal money going into embryonic stem cell research. Most Americans disagree with the president, according to public opinion polls.” Science and the need for therapy is stronger than the President. We shall see.
From Wired News: The bill passed 63-37, four votes short of the two-thirds majority that would be needed to override Bush’s veto. California Gov. Schwarzenegger wrote to Bush, “Mr. President, I urge you not to make the first veto of your presidency one that turns America backwards on the path of scientific progress and limits… Continue reading Senators: say yeeeeah, Bush: say yeeeeah to embryonic stem cells
The U.S. Senate will vote today on the so called Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005, which will put aside President Bush’s ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The complete text of the H.R. 810 bill is here. Excess embryos, donated from in vitro fertilization clinics shall be eligible for use… Continue reading U.S. embryonic stem cell vote today
The web will transform politics too: Campaigns Wikia was launched about two weeks ago by Wikipedia-founder Jimmy Wales and the Mission Statement took the form of An open letter to the blogosphere Here is my idea: online-offline Pro-Tech campaign&happening for life extension®enerative medicine&biotech which fits well for the participatory politics-driven spirit of Campaigns Wikia and… Continue reading More Life: Pro-Tech campaign for life extension®enerative medicine
The abridged version of my philosophy MA thesis about pimm was published in a traditional book, you can download it here under the title: Partial immortalization and the philosophical problems of human biotechnology and regenerative medicine
Sorry for interrupting our narrowcast, but Google’s brand new service Google Trends is so powerful, that it compels us to talk about it within the pimm context. It is a Zeitgeist update, which allows the user to sort through several years of Google search queries from around the world selected by cities, regions, languages. Here… Continue reading Google Trends: life extension, brief analysis