A Genetic Entrepreneur Sets His Sights on Aging and Death

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Thomas Perls, School of Medicine

J. Craig Venter is the latest wealthy entrepreneur to think he can cheat aging and death. And he hopes to do so by resorting to his first love: sequencing genomes. On Tuesday, Dr. Venter announced that he was starting a new company, Human Longevity, which will focus on figuring out how people can live longer and healthier lives…

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“I feel strongly that is a wonderful scientific thing to do. He’s looking at throwing a lot of money at this to do a lot of science quickly.”

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