Sunday, June 23, 2013

All jokes and suspicions about Anna Chapman aside, who in the DC policy world is thinking like this?

Anna Chapman in The Financial Times

"Let me be clear on this one: whether we are dead or alive after 60 is dependent on the state of biotechnology in [Russia]. If we start growing bio-artificial organs in the next 10 years, it will add 20 years to the average lifespan. I won’t mention what gerontology research can do. Sergey Brin, founder of Google, in 2008 underwent a genetic study that found by the time he reaches the age of 70 there is a 50 per cent chance he may develop Parkinson’s disease, which affects his mother. That is, the disease is hereditary, and can threaten not only Brin, but also his children. Since then, he has spent more than $130m on research for the development of drugs for Parkinson’s disease."

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