This Scientist Says That We Will Be Able To Prevent Ageing Within Two Decades

A new U.S company, with an initial budget of €2.7 million ($2.94 million), has been secretly signing up some of the best scientists in the world, including four Nobel laureates. Altos Labs declared its goal was to enable humans to live longer, healthier lives.

Spanish scientist Juan Carlos Izpisua states that this is not just a billionaire project of being immortal. “That is simply not true. Our interest is in advancing in this area of knowledge and opening the field as wide as possible, so that, over time, everyone can benefit,” he told EL PAÍS. The company will establish three institutes: one in the US city of San Diego, which will be led by Izpisua, one in Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and another in San Francisco.

 “The idea behind our investigations is not so that human beings live 100 or 1,000 years more. If we are able to prolong life without improving the quality of these years, not only would it be morally questionable, but also, I would question what purpose it would serve,” says Izpisua. “Our main goal is to enable people to have a healthier life for a longer period of time and to reverse illness in patients of all ages.”