Biology is notoriously complex, difficult to measure or model. Aging is an especially challenging topic within biology - still incompletely understood and prone to misconception, narrative fallacy and hype. Unlike other disciplines such as physics, mechanical engineering, and even chemistry - where computational modeling allows rapid iteration and design - we don’t yet have good computational models of biology and so rely heavily on reductionist narratives. Yet we have to start somewhere, and progress has been made! To help people from diverse backgrounds get oriented in aging biology and longevity biotech, we’ve compiled a list of freely available online resources.
Introductions to Biology:
Introductory Biology - MIT Open Courseware
Introductions to Aging Biology and Longevity Biotech:
The Sheekey Science Show - Eleanor Sheekey
Martin Borch Jenson's Recommended Readings
Some Cautionary Notes on Longevity and Research in General:
Why Most Published Research Findings Are False
The Free Radical Fantasy: A Panoply of Paradoxes
Hallmark’s of Aging - Time for a Paradigm Shift?
Ongoing Video/Podcast Series to Stay Updated:
Foresight Biotech and Health Extension Videos
The Drive Podcast - Peter Attia
BioAge’s Translating Aging Podcast - Chris Patil
On Future Directions and Bottlenecks to Progress:
A Future History of Biomedical Progress - Markov Bio
Structural Diversity in Science - Corin Wagin
Debugging Biology - Michael Antonov
This is a preview of a much more comprehensive aging biology and longevity biotech curriculum we are collaborating with other longevity orgs to produce. Stay tuned for more!
Applications deadline July 1st, 2023. Cohort kickoff on July 19th.