When biological ageing is desirable? A reply to García-Barranquero et al

Joona Räsänen*

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García-Barranquero et al explore the desirability of human ageing. They differentiate between chronological and biological views of ageing and contend that the positive aspects of ageing are solely linked to chronological ageing. Consequently, the authors embrace the potential for technological interventions in biological ageing. Contrary to their stance, I argue that there are sometimes desirable aspects associated with biological ageing. Therefore, proposals aiming to eliminate, mitigate or diminish biological ageing are not without problems.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Pages (from-to)425-426
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2024


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