Great news! The Wall Street Journal has reported that Google is backing a company to research aging and the ever growing area of how we can extend the span of humans. The company, Calico, operates separately from Googleand is being run by Apple, Inc. Chairman, Arthur Levinson. He has an extensive background in healthcare and this is the latest in what appears to be a new interest in aging by leaders in the Silicon Valley.
Experts on aging believe the research should be targeting the process of aging, it only the treatment or cures for maladies. Dr. Olshansky, an expert in aging at the University of Illinois in Chicago, heads up a group that is studying the genetic makeup of those living to 100 and beyond. His approach holds much promise! The Wall Street Journal believes this is an area ripe for investors!