“A valuable, engaging addition to the literature on longevity. . . . Anton is well equipped for the task of translating complicated scientific matters into accessible language. . . [His] polished prose almost qualifies The Longevity Seekers for The New Yorker or a good detective yarn; understated are his extensive research forays, the double-checking of facts. and the erudition that undergirds the book.” W. Andrew Achenbaum, University of Houston
"A “silver tsunami” is upon us, writes Ted Anton: by 2050, one-third of people in the developed world will be over 60. The time has come to tease out the “molecular tipping points” involved in maintaining geriatric health... Kicking off with molecular biologist Cynthia Kenyon — who in 1993 pinpointed a single-gene mutation that doubles the lifespan of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans — Anton reveals a young field already rife with larger-than-life personalities and lab drama aplenty."A new review appeared in the journal Ageing and Society, by John Mccormack, published in Cambridge, England:
www.journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=915033 “An accessible insight into a complex research area . . . [The Longevity Seekers] is an easy and interesting read, with a clear, well-structured format, comprehensive notes section, and a very interesting summary [of the] timeline of developments.”
Article on longevity and jobs appeared in the October, 27, 2013 issue of SLATE:
A nice review in the November, 2013, Harper's, by Bee Wilson: "At Death's door: The hope and hokum of immortality"
"Anton vividly recounts the excitement in the various labs in the early 2000s and the intensity of the scientists' search."
The Chicago Book Review reviewed The Longevity Seekers
“Ted Anton has crafted an engaging, accessible examination of the quest to understand longevity. . . . [The Longevity Seekers] unwinds like a fast-paced thriller, as Anton recounts the highly competitive race in which scientists, research labs, and global drug companies engage in the search for a magic bullet to extend human life.”
The Longevity Seekers was featured on the nationally syndicated National Public Radio program, "Big Picture Science."