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    Scientists now claim a brave new world of designer humans is on our doorstep. Is this an illusion, a disaster, or a great opportunity to reinvent what it means to be human?

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Lisa Barnes on 27/03/2012 11:34am

Is it feasible that this is the sort of change that could happen over night? Could we really suddenly start living to 200? If not - and it seems unlikely - surely our society and economy would have time to adjust to a new time frame, just as we have been for the last few hundred years.

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