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Craig Venter makes the case for extending healthy lifespan over seeking immortality

Published on 6th Oct 2015

Published on 6th October 2015

Craig Venter was the scientist who, in competition with the National Human Genome Research Institute, sequenced the human genome over a decade ago, at a cost of $100 million. Today, he runs a La Jolla, Calif.-based company called Human Longevity Inc. or HLI, which is building a massive database of genetic information in the hopes of finding links to disease.Venter may have built a business around longevity, but he does not want to live forever. On stage at the Rock Health Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday, Venter said his mission is to support a “higher-quality life span,” and “predict everything we can from the genetic code,” rather than to find the elixir for eternal life.

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