Ask the aged
Who better to answer questions about the purpose of life than someone who has been living theirs for a long time?
Stem cell therapies for the scourges of old age are on the near horizon. Will they come in time for the Baby Boomers?
To honour donors, we should harvest organs that have the best chance of helping others – before, not after, death
A good forgetting
Personal identity is tied to memory, but sometimes we find peace, clarity and a true sense of completeness in the lapses
Dementia undermines all of our philosophical assumptions about the coherence of the self. But that might be a good thing
Nobody wants a protracted, dehumanised death: why is it still so easy for doctors to ignore a dying patient's wishes?
The good death
It’s a modern dream that we can plan a good and peaceful death but what can we really do to meet the end of all we are?
Do individuals have a right for their medical records to remain private after death, or can public interest prevail?
From teen-targeting vampires to Lady Báthory’s bloodbaths, we love stories of stolen youth. What if it were possible?