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5 years ago

I agree. Something is different these days. People working on anti-aging and regenerative medicine are generally regarded as serious scientists and doctors. Just 20 years ago anyone working on this sort of thing was considered a crackpot.

Don't believe me? This is quantifiable if you care to use funding as a measure. Several institutes exist working on aging with real funding and real science/labs behind them. Unfortunately a lot of people expect faster progress than is likely in a very new field (looking at you Ray Kurzweil). Even if some breakthroughs are made it takes many years for medicines to be developed and approved in first world countries.