Almost two years have passed since Harvard Medical School Professor of Genetics and anti-aging superstar Dr. David Sinclair released his paradigm-shifting book Lifespan: Why we age and why we don’t have to. A lot has happened since then, but the book’s major tenet – that aging is soon to be optional – is still almost as heretical to the medical world as it was two years ago.
However, to the cutting-edge longevity research community, Dr. Sinclair’s ‘Information Theory of Aging’, seems to be rapidly becoming orthodoxy. Whether you’re just learning about longevity science or consider yourself part of the growing community, you might be wondering: is it worth the read? Our answer is a resounding yes.
For a book about extremely complicated science, Lifespan is a surprisingly easy read, something Sinclair credits to the skills of his co-author Matthew D LaPlante, and it’s packed with stunning illustrations by Catherine Delphia and Dr. Sinclair himself.
Throughout the novel, Dr. Sinclair tells the deeply personal stories of what drove him to pursue a career in aging research (which he explains was the “backwater of biology” in the late 90s), outlines his revolutionary theory on why we age, and muses on what the world might look like – and what will need to change – when we are all living well to 120 or more. It’s a fascinating book, and a must-read for anyone interested in extending their healthy years.
Ready to start reading? You can learn more and purchase Lifespan at various online retailers, including Lifespanbook.com, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble. Audio versions are available on Kindle, as well.
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About David Sinclair
David Sinclair, PhD is a Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, the Founding Director of Paul F Glenn Labs for Ageing Research, Co-Chief editor of the Journal of Ageing and Conjoint Professor at the School of Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney. He has received more than 25 awards for his medical research and in 2014 he was named by Time magazine as ‘one of the 100 most influential people in the world’.