Jeff Bezos is assembling a team of top scientists to assist in his dream of developing immortality technology.
Alto Labs, an anti-aging startup that was launched on Wednesday, is now being funded by the billionaire. The project has recently hired Hal Barron, formerly the chief scientific officer at the pharmaceutical giant, who has now been tapped as Alto Lab's CEO.
According to a press release from the startup, Barron was offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lead the company.
The A Team of scientists tasked with defeating death includes Dr. Yamanaka, the winner of the 2012 Nobel prize in medicine for his work in stem cell research, and the co-winner of the 2020 Nobel prize in chemistry.
There is a war chest.
Along with a team of powerful scientists and researchers, the Bezos-backed startup also announced that it has secured more than $3 billion in funding at launch.
Bezos is not the only wealthy investor helping fund Alto Labs. The billionaire is helping develop anti-aging technology.
The startup is focused on achieving biological reprogrammability. This is a way of revitalizing cells after they have matured. In theory, the cells could do things like repair your body as it ages and even cure diseases like dementia.
Time will tell if this venture can help us stay young. We will learn that if all the money in the world along with a team of top scientists can't defeat death, perhaps nothing will.
Jeff Bezos is trying to find eternal youth.
There is a mysterious lab that is trying to create immortality.
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