Saudi Arabia’s $1bn plan to slow aging, and global energy turmoil

Those who have more money than they know how to do it eventually try to overcome old age. Google founder Larry Page has tried it. Jeff Bezos has tried it. Tech billionaires Larry Ellison and Peter Thiel have tried it. Now the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which has almost all this money together, is going to try.

The Saudi royal family has started a non-profit organization called the Huvolution Foundation, which plans to spend $ 1 billion a year from its oil wealth to investigate the biology of aging and find ways to prolong the number of years people live well. Health

The large sums that reduce American aging research costs could make the Gulf state the sole sole sponsor of researchers trying to understand the root causes of aging અને and how it can be slowed down by drugs. But U.S. research institutes considering whether to take money from Saudi Arabia will be forced to struggle with an overview of its human rights record. Read the full story.

– Antonio Regalado

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