IWKS 4520: Designing for Healthful Human Longevity 

Explores the history of life-extension efforts, as well as present day technologies, companies, and organizations that seek to extend healthy human lifespans. Survey of the current state of the field, currently recognized barriers to success, and the ethical and equity considerations associated with success. Examination of leading theories of aging, current research in model organisms, and emerging techniques and technologies. The course will require a significant amount of reading and in-class discussion/debate. 

Suggested Background: 2100 and 2200

Credit hours: 3