Jeff Bezos Seeks to Defy Ageing and Death, Invests $3 Billion Into the Science of Anti-ageing

Jeff Bezos Seeks to Defy Ageing and Death, Invests $3 Billion Into the Science of Anti-ageing

  • Seeking to defy age and death the world’s wealthiest man Jeff Bezos has invested $3 billion into a new biotech company called Altos Labs
  • The company is focused on cellular rejuvenation programming to restore cell health and resilience thereby reversing disease
  • The founder of Amazon also recently hired one of the world’s most respected scientists Hal Barron

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American entrepreneur and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos has ventured into the science of anti-ageing by investing into a biotech start-up, Altos Labs which is focused on cellular rejuvenation programming to restore cell health and resilience, with the goal of reversing disease to transform medicine.

Jeff Bezos, Ageing and Death, Altos Labs
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos invested $3 billion into a new biotech company called Altos Labs which seeks to take cellular reprogramming to another level. Image: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images
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Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American entrepreneur, media proprietor, investor, computer engineer, and commercial astronaut. Looking into society’s desire of youthfulness, Bezos may just have stumbled upon his next million-dollar success project.

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It has been reported that Altos is pursuing biological reprogramming technology, a way to rejuvenate cells in the lab that some scientists think could be extended to revitalise entire animal bodies, ultimately prolonging human life.

According to Popular Mechanics, Bezos invested with $3 billion in Altos Labs which has hit the ground running with what may be the single largest funding round for a biotech company, according to the Financial Times of London.

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The American tycoon further recruited one of the world’s most respected scientists Hal Barron from GlaxoSmithKline to help lead the biotech company, News24 reported.

What is cellular programming

Nature.com describes it as the process of inducing a desired cell fate, by converting somatic cells from one lineage to another without transitioning through an intermediate pluripotent or multipotent state3, has been described as 'direct reprogramming', also known as 'transdifferentiation'.

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In addition to increasing the understanding of cell fate specification and plasticity, direct reprogramming holds promises for regenerative medicine.

Jeff Bezos returns from the stars in his pilotless rocket ship the new shephard

Briefly News previously reported that billionaire founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, made history as the second billionaire to launch himself into space. The unique shaped pilotless rocket ship, New Shephard, blasted off from a private launch site near Van Horn, Texas.

When Bezos landed his first words were "best day ever" and that his expectations were exceeded by the experience. Bezos was accompanied by his brother Mark Bezos, an 18-year-old student, Oliver Daemen, and an 82-year-old Wally Funk, a pioneer of the space race according to BBC.

In a post-flight interview, Bezos thanked all Amazon employees and customers from the bottom of his heart because they paid for his historic flight.

Source: Briefly News

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