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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.

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


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

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 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

George Church News

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...