How Humans Are Shaping Our Own Evolution - And BioViva Is Leading The Way

BioViva and our CEO, Elizabeth Parrish, have been featured in the latest National Geographic article about the future of human evolution and how technology is accelerating it. We have chosen some of our favorite sections from the article but we recommend you read the whole thing. Please see the link to the article below.

"Like other species, we are the products of millions of years of adaptation. Now we're taking matters into our own hands."

'Last year the CEO of a company called BioViva claimed to have successfully reversed some of the effects of aging in her own body with injections from a gene therapy her company devised.'

'Aging reversal is just as augmentative as anything else we were talking about. Whatever drugs work to prevent Alzheimer’s will probably also work for cognitive enhancement, and they will work in adults almost by definition. DNA was left in the dust by cultural evolution”, George Church says, "but now it’s catching up.”

NEAR FUTURE: SCIENCE FICTION BECOMES REALITY (Source: Max, D.T. "How Humans Are Shaping Our Own Evolution." National Geographic. N.p., 04 Apr. 2017. Web. 06 Apr. 2017.

NEAR FUTURE: SCIENCE FICTION BECOMES REALITY (Source: Max, D.T. "How Humans Are Shaping Our Own Evolution." National Geographic. N.p., 04 Apr. 2017. Web. 06 Apr. 2017.

“We will transcend all of the limitations of our biology,” Kurzweil promised. “That is what it means to be human—to extend who we are.”

National Geographic

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Avi Roy

- PhD student researching Aging, Mitochondria, and Regenerative Medicine - I currently write for The Conversation (http://bit.ly/13WVyUW) and I have written for The Guardian (http://bit.ly/13WVtRh) - Ringleader of the Oxford University Scientific Society - Co-conspirator at the Oxford Transhumanism and Emerging Technologies - Designing exciting events with the British Science Association Oxford - Advisory Board member at Lifeboat Foundation's Life Extension Board, and the Sustainability Board - Also, I am an Ultimate (frisbee) enthusiast - Yes, unfortunately that's me trying to catch the frisbee