For our species' time on the planet getting older has just been a fact of life. But biologist and author Dr Andrew Steele thinks that is all about to change. In his new book Ageless: the new science of getting older without getting old he looks at projects all over the world combating the symptoms and causes of ageing.
The main thing he says is not see it in a science fiction light. He's not trying to cheat death, but rather increase the quality and length of later life. From senolytics to gene therapy, Steele is on the hunt for the cutting edge methods to extend and improve our lives.