Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Recent New York Times report highlights an interesting trend of new entrepreneurs wanting to cash in on people's wish to slow down aging or cheating death.  New businesses are focusing on different ways. Google CEO, Larry Page, had announced setting up of an anti-aging company, Calico, which is being run by former CEO of Genentech.  Oracle's CEO Lawrence Ellison has also financed anti-aging research.

Dr. Craig Venter is among the latest wealthy entrepreneurs in such venture. His company Human Longevity, is planning to aim at finding the way people could live longer and healthier. Building up largest human DNA sequencing operation, capable of processing 40,000 human genomes a year, will be used to gain insight into the molecular causes of aging and age-related illnesses.

One might wonder whether new efforts could not be more fruitfully directed to address the current health issues for which years of research has yet to produce results. And, perhaps more importantly, many folks might not like to linger on in their present living if they feel its not worth it.


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