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These Russian scientists are on a quest to extend human life

Published on 6th Oct 2015

Published on 6th October 2015

The quest to extend life has lately become an obsession among a certain Silicon Valley crowd—a moonshot sort of thing. Heavyweights like Peter Thiel, Larry Ellison, Peter Diamandis, and Craig Venter are putting significant energy and money towards the goal."There's a convergence of IT and biomedicine," says Alexander Zhavoronkov, who's part of the extending life scene. "There are more and more people from the IT industry entering the biomedical field. Many people in aging research come from IT."

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