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TODAY, a child born in the UK

has a greater than 50 per cent chance of living into their nineties. That is a remarkable testimony to medical, scientific and social progress, which has lowered mortality rates so we die later. It is a widespread trend: global life expectancy now exceeds 70, up from about 47 in 1950.

It seems that one longevity revolution is coming to an end. For the first time in human history, the most important health challenge is to age well. So begins a second longevity revolution – one focused on changing how we age, and slowing…

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