Jeff Bezos is apparently financing an anti-aging company that will increase the life of humans.
Altos Labs is working on biological reprogramming technology and with help of this technology, we can reverse the human aging process.
One procedure being studied is whether this biological reprogramming could train cells to return back to their ‘stem cell’ origins and cause them to readapt to the skin and give it a more youthful appearance.
The organization has raised more than $270 million in funding because of enormous donations from individuals all around the world who are betting on the organization’s promise.
MIT Technology Review detailed that certain individuals informed by the organization were told previous Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Russian-Israeli business person Yuri Milner are among the financial backers.
Altos Labs has enlisted Nobel Prize winner Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, who won an award in 2012 for ‘the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent’. Shinya will work as a senior research scientist and he will also be a part of the advisory board.
The Japanese scientist found that four proteins, presently known as Yamanaka factors, could be added to a cell that would help reinvent it into its stem cell state.
Altos Labs is likewise said to have brought Dr. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, who is a Spanish researcher from California’s Salk Institute. He utilized Dr. Yamanaka’s research in 2016 on mice and successfully experimented with reverse aging on the animals.
After the positive tests were finished, the Spanish scientist accepted they were working with a potential ‘elixir of life.
As indicated by the Daily Mail, he is additionally known for controversial experiments mixing humans and monkeys embryos. He figures he could expand the normal human life by 50 years under this research.
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