The co-founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos Not only does he want to travel into space, he also seems interested in preventing humanity from aging. That at least points to a report from this weekend MIT technology assessment.
Citing sources familiar with the matter, the portal found that Bezos had joined the tycoon Yuri Müller to fund research by Altos Labs, a startup committed to reversing aging and achieving eternal life.
Jeff Bezos Funds a Startup That Wants to Achieve Eternal Life: Report
Altos Labs is a biological reprogramming company, a technology based on protein treatments that tell cells how to return to a stem-cell-like state. To date, the company has raised $ 270 million from Bezos, Milner, and various venture capitalists.
It’s not a science fiction company. The project, according to MIT technology assessment, it is validated by several renowned specialists:
- Shinya Yamanaka, Author of biological reprogramming technology and no less a 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine, will be an unpaid senior scientist and chair of the Altos Labs Scientific Advisory Board.
- Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte, Spanish biologist from the Salk Institute (California, USA), author of research on mixtures of human and monkey embryos. Belmonte successfully tested the reprogramming of the Yamanaka protein in living mice.
- Steve Horvath, Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles and developer of a “biological clock” that can accurately measure human aging.