Discussion Questions: Can We Slow Aging?
- What is the role of the FOXO gene? What are the functions of some of the genes that FOXO controls?
- Why do you think that Dr. Cynthia Kenyon chose to use the worm C. elegans in her research on aging?
- How do you think the average life span has changed over the course of the last few centuries? What factors, beyond genetics, do you think have an impact on how long people live?
- Do you think that humans should use genetic engineering to extend human life spans? Why or why not?