“The medical writer Galen argued back in the second century AD that aging is a natural process. His view, the acceptance that one can die simply of old age, has dominated ever since. We think of aging as the accumulation of all the other conditions that get more common as we get older—cancer, dementia, physical frailty. All that tells us, though, is that we’re going to sicken and die; it doesn’t give us a way to change it.” MIT Tech Review on a controversial idea that could completely change the way we treat getting old. What if aging weren’t inevitable, but a curable disease? (This gives me new hope that I still have time to get through my Netflix queue.)