Nobel Prize Winning Biologist
President, Salk Institute
The longevity paradox: breakthroughs, benefits, and ethics of immortality
The Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn made huge strides in the field of longevity with her co-discovery of telomere, which protects the ends of chromosomes and holds potential in the universal pursuit of long, healthy lifespans. Joon Yun, creator of the Palo Alto Longevity Prize and Nicole Shanahan, whose patent-management business is dedicated to longevity innovation, will join Blackburn to weigh the benefits and pitfalls of the quest for extended living.