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The Debate Over Whether Aging is a Disease Rages on

In recent years, a number of researchers have argued linking old age more directly to disease would help the field of longevity research overcome regulatory obstacles, paving the way for drugs designed specifically to treat aging.

The debate over language used in World Health Organization’s (WHO) revised International Classification of Diseases (ICD) cuts to the heart of ongoing conversations about aging and whether a biological process that contributes to the risk of developing a number of diseases is itself a disease.

Read the original article in MIT Technology Review.