Public Agenda

The Science of Aging Gracefully

Scientists and the Public Talk about Aging Research


This study examines the views of scientists who study aging and compares them to the broader public. Scientists say the field is on the threshold of a new way of thinking, shifting focus from specific illnesses to searching to understand aging itself as a biological process. The report suggests that many of the scientists' concerns about the public's understanding of these issues emanate from political arguments or media coverage rather than actual public opinion at large.

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