The Christian Transhumanist Podcast

Explore Christianity and Transhumanism, diving deep into the relationship between religion, technology, and the future of the human race—with provocative guests from the leading edges of science and theology.

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Ep 8: Liz Parrish, Life Extension & Reversing the Aging Process


In this episode, Micah Redding talks to Liz Parrish, the first human to be given gene therapy to reverse aging. Micah & Liz discuss risk-taking, the potential issues with life extension, and what happens if this treatment becomes available to the world.

  • The Transhuman Visions conference where Micah and Liz met
  • Childhood illnesses and how Liz got into this pursuit
  • How genetic therapy works, how they deliver the treatment (AAV), and her specific treatments for Myostatins and Telomeres
  • How a lot of specific diseases may simply be symptoms of aging
  • What happens if something goes horribly, horribly wrong
  • Risk-taking, and why it's better not knowing how you're going to die
  • The normal way to die is before the age of 35, with an infectious disease. But we no longer die normally.
  • 85% of individual's lifetime healthcare is now spent on their final diagnosis
  • Will this be available only for the ultra-wealthy?
  • Elysium, vampires, and Isaiah 65
  • What 1960s supercomputers and iPhones tell us about gene therapy
  • Economies are built on lifespan
  • Religious people are the original immortalists
  • How the pursuit of science is similar to a religious drive
  • Other things BioViva is working on
  • Liz Parrish's AMA
  • Other articles 1 2 about Liz Parrish
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Ep 8: Liz Parrish, Life Extension & Reversing the Aging Process
Micah Redding
2015-11-07 15:05:00