Controversial scientist Aubrey de Grey of the Methuselah Foundation in Springfield, VA just received $3.5 million from Peter A. Thiel, co-founder and former chief executive officer of the online payments system PayPal. de Gray, an aging researcher hopes to radical postpone aging and give us indefinate life spans. de Gray said, “we have vintage cars driving around that were designed to last 15 years–and they’re 100 years old. So why should humans be any different? He hopes now that his funding is secured his research can help us to live thousands of years.
- Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.