/ 08 September 2021

Who wants to live forever?


It seems the very wealthy do… Reports say Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is one of the investors in Altos Labs, a Silicon Valley start-up recruiting some of the world’s top genetic scientists to unlock the key to eternal life. Founded by Russian tech billionaire Yuri Milner earlier this year, Altos Labs has since raised US$270 million to attract and fund the work of the very best minds. Nobel Prize laureate Shinya Yamanaka and biologist Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte are onboard. Their focus is biological reprogramming, which rejuvenates cells that could be the key to immortality. Simples… After stepping down as CEO of Amazon in July, 57yo Bezos is believed to have invested millions of dollars into the company through his investment arm Bezos Expeditions. And what more exciting journey is there than eternal life?

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