Craig Venter announced his new company Human Longevity Inc to tackle the diseases related to human aging using genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostics and therapeutics.
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The initial reactions on the twitter are not that enthusiastic. Here are a few interesting take on Craig Venter’s new quest on longevity.
Lots of sequencing… beating ageing and diseases… yadda yadda… it’s like the news fell through a time portal from last decade.
— Ed Yong (@edyong209) March 4, 2014
— Ed Yong (@edyong209) March 5, 2014
Shorter @JCVenter: hey, do you want the Chinese gov’t to own your genome or me?
— Ethan O. Perlstein (@eperlste) March 4, 2014
. @JCVenter hasn’t seen any of my talks, clearly. People can’t live any longer, there isn’t enough food to feed them all.
— Mick Watson (@BioMickWatson) March 4, 2014
— tim spector (@timspector) March 4, 2014
— Leonid Kruglyak (@leonidkruglyak) March 4, 2014
A company to cure aging with genome sequencing, eh? They should go public ASAP! #shortsell
— Joe Pickrell (@joe_pickrell) March 4, 2014
> m = lm( probabilty_founding_longevity_newco ~ age + wealth + white + male ) > summary(m)$r.squared  0.999
— Andrew Su (@andrewsu) March 4, 2014
— Leonid Kruglyak (@leonidkruglyak) March 5, 2014
— Nicolas Robine (@notSoJunkDNA) March 4, 2014
Google and Craig Venter are going to compete to look for the “fountain of youth” in YOUR genome. Sounds like a dystopian sci-fi movie. — Paul Francois (@pf_mg) March 4, 2014
— David Mittelman (@evolvability) March 5, 2014
— Matt Gillespie (@mattjgillespie) March 4, 2014
Been waiting for someone to do this. Venter’s off to sequence 100K genomes per year. Anyone think he can’t? http://t.co/WRajbezzKx
— John Wilbanks (@wilbanks) March 4, 2014