Everyone would love to believe new research technology will lead to the next big jump in human life expectancy and put a stop to the aging process. From a mechanistic point of view, the cause of the aging phenomenon is not well understood. Aging is a complex and multifaceted process, which occurs as a result of a cascade of mechanisms, all happening in parallel.
There are many micro-biologist’s who believe the potential of the mapped human genome still hasn’t been tapped, and that this accomplishment will lead to the next jump in the human lifespan. I also agree that the mapped human genome has not been tapped and will lead to huge improvements in medicine, but it is not going to stop us from aging.