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Stop Looking for the Fountain of Youth: Invest Instead in Healthy Aging in Place

In recent years, the eternal topic of aging and the concern that people have around this natural process has gained increased attention from the media, entrepreneurs, and scientists. This topic was even included in the HBO TV series “Silicon Valley,” where one of the characters undergoes a blood transfusion from a younger individual to replace their “old” blood with new blood full of youthful energy. While, this might only seem like a work of fiction, a startup called Ambrosia is actually offering these “young blood” transfusions at $8,000 each. In fact, during the past five years, a number of companies and projects have emerged intending to battle the process of aging. For instance, an Alphabet subsidiary, called Calico, intends to use biotechnology to understand aging-related health conditions and develop “interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives.” Continue reading