Society for Cryobiology

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The Society for Cryobiology is an international scientific society that was founded in 1964. Its objectives are to promote research in low temperature biology, to improve scientific understanding in this field, and to disseminate and aid in the application of this knowledge. The Society also publishes a journal called Cryobiology.

Although some members of the Society for Cryobiology encouraged or helped in the development of early-stage cryonics in the 1960s, the Society later on banned cryonicists from becoming members:[1]

Upon a two-thirds vote of the Governors in office, the Board of Governors may refuse membership to applicants, or suspend or expel members (including both individual and institutional members), whose conduct is deemed detrimental to the Society, including applicants or members engaged in or who promote any practice or application which the Board of Governors deems incompatible with the ethical and scientific standards of the Society or as misrepresenting the science of cryobiology, including any practice or application of freezing deceased persons in the anticipation of their reanimation.[2]


  1. ^ Darwin, Mike (1991). "Cold War: The Conflict Between Cryonicists and Cryobiologists". Cryonics. Alcor Life Extension Foundation. Retrieved 2009-08-24.
  2. ^ Society for Cryobiology bylaws - Section 2.04: Denial of Membership and Discipline of Members

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