Goals and Predictions from the SENS 2014 Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference

At the SENS 2014 Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference, I spoke with George Church.

George feels that reversing aging is an easier goal than slowing aging. There has been proof of reversing aging with the resetting of cells back to a pluripotent stem cell state.

Reversing aging is science which is faster to test. Slowing aging can take at least 5 years and often decades to prove, while reversing aging can be done quickly if biomarkers are reversed or reset.

George Church plans to use CRISPR gene therapy to incorporate what they learn from the supercentenarian studies, long lived animals (tortoises) and whatever they must create new using synthetic biology.

Peter Diamandis discussed his Human Longevity Inc startup which he co-founded with Craig Venter.

Human Longevity Inc has the Goal of adding 30-40 years of healthy lifespan.

They are data driven company.

Human genome and phenotype data, microbiome, full body MRI, metabolomics, proteomics
that makes the premier human health database.

Cellgene is an investor and made their stem cell lines available.

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