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George Church

Harvard Professor and Founder

George McDonald Church is an American geneticist, molecular engineer, and chemist. As of 2015, he is Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard and MIT, and was a founding member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard. As of March 2017, Church serves as a member of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Board of Sponsors.

Professor at Harvard & MIT, Director of, which provides the world's only open-access information on human Genomic, Environmental & Trait data (GET). His 1984 Harvard PhD included the first methods for direct genome sequencing, molecular multiplexing & barcoding. These led to the first genome sequence (pathogen, Helicobacter pylori) in 1994 . His innovations have contributed to nearly all "next generation" DNA sequencing methods and companies (CGI-BGI, Life, Illumina, Nanopore). This plus his lab's work on chip-DNA-synthesis, gene editing and stem cell engineering resulted in founding additional application-based companies spanning fields of medical diagnostics ( Knome/PierianDx, Alacris, Nebula Genomics, Veritas Genetics ) & synthetic biology / therapeutics (AbVitro/Juno, Gen9/Ginkgo, Editas, Egenesis, enEvolv, WarpDrive ).

Personal longevity regime

From Modern Healthspans interview (last few minutes of last video) on YouTube.

  • Doesn't do anything special
  • Exercises
  • Vegan - with additional nutrients (e.g. omega-3) from vegan sources
  • Metformin (as has tendency to prediabetes)

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See also: Company Nebula Genomics - DNA testing company.

Details last updated 21-Nov-2019

George Church is also referenced in the following:

Alcor Conference 2022

03-Jun-2022 to 05-Jun-2022

Conference about cryonics and life extension organized by Alcor with David Chalmers and George Church as featured speakers

Biophysical Therapeutics

A drug discovery platform company that leverages computational biology

Could DNA nanorobots cure cancer

DNA nanobots will soon be tried in a critically ill leukemia patient

Ending Age-Related Diseases 2022

11-Aug-2022 to 14-Aug-2022

Virtual Conference for Rejuvenation Biotechnology and Life Extension organized by Lifespan Extension Advocacy Foundation

George Church: Breaking Boundaries of Possibility


Online event with George Church on Gene Therapy and Longevity organized by Oxford Society of Ageing and Longevity (FREE)

Longevity Investors Conference 2022

28-Sep-2022 to 30-Sep-2022

Conference gathering longevity experts and investors at one place hosted by Marc P. Bernegger and Dr. Tobias Reichmuth

Longevity State Conference 2024


Conference about longevity, its social changes and aging organised by Vitalism Foundation (Cofrentes, Spain)

Longevity Summit 2023

05-Dec-2023 to 06-Dec-2023

Summit speaking about the future of medicine, eliminating diseases of aging brought by Longevity SF

Longevity Summit Dublin 2022

18-Sep-2022 to 20-Sep-2022

Event gathering Global Longevity and Rejuvenation community in Dublin with many longevity movement superstars as speakers

Longevity Summit Dublin 2023

17-Aug-2023 to 20-Aug-2023
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Event gathering Global Longevity and Rejuvenation community in Dublin with many longevity movement superstars as speakers

XPRIZE Launches a $101 Million Health Competition

Live stream of XPRIZE Healthspan launch on YouTube

George Church News

XPRIZE Launches a $101 Million Healthspan Competition

Live Forever Club - 29-Nov-2023

10 years of functional age-reversal in 65-80 year olds within the next 7 years... bring it on!!!

Read more... interviews George Church about recent research and future anti-ageing treatments (LEAF) - 14-Mar-2023

Is involved in many longevity companies ranging from improving gene therapy delivery to supplements


Lifespan of middle-aged mice increased by a third with telomerase gene therapy

CISION PR Newswire - 19-May-2022

Treatment used proprietary CMV vector which is able to deliver multiple genes into the nucleus


Humanity Inc app launches initially in UK - determines your rate of ageing

TechCrunch - 04-Aug-2021

Produces personalised tips by comparing phone/wearables data with UK Biobank

Read more... interviews George Church about gene therapy and longevity (LEAF) - 28-Jul-2021

Discusses animal trials, potential human trials, reeducating the FDA and improvements in technology


Scientists decoded a human genome entirely for the first time

Popular Mechanics - 03-Jun-2021

New technologies uncovered missing genes in human genome - yet to be peer-reviewed


Genome Project-­Write could synthesize entire human genome

Wired - 27-Mar-2019

George Church has grand plans to make better cells


Whole genome sequencing - an alternative to existing genotyping companies

Forbes - 15-Nov-2018

Your genomic data will be owned by you - can sell it if you want to


DIT Gene Editing - Someone Is Going to Get Hurt

New York Times - 14-May-2018

Decentralization of DNA editing techniques will lead to regulatory and public health problems


Stealthy Harvard startup wants to reverse aging

MIT Technology Review - 09-May-2018

Rejuvenate Bio is cofounded by George Church of Harvard Medical School. Will make animals “young...


Gene Therapies as a Basis to Control Aging

Fight Aging! - 04-Dec-2017

In principle, a gene therapy can do everything a drug can. Should perform more effectively and m...


Gene-editing record could enable xenotransplants

Nature - 06-Oct-2015

Harvard Medical School use CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology to inactivate 62 porcine endogenou...