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Uncovering a Broader Desire For Extended Lifespan

To get the right answers you must ask the right questions. Understanding public opinions on longevity is crucial to obtaining a critical mass of funding and support for research on aging therapies.

Past survey work suggested that most people do not wish to live beyond 80-85 years. However, when survey takers were asked questions about their longevity that inserted qualifying conditions, the results showed that most people desire an unlimited number of living years.

The results below are based on a poster presented by Joe Betts-LaCroix and Munjal Shah at the Bay Area Aging Symposium at UCSF, November 26th, 2012.
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