Harvard Professor and PersonalGenomes.org 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 PersonalGenomes.org, 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
- Vegan - with additional nutrients (e.g. omega-3) from vegan sources
- Metformin (as has tendency to prediabetes)
Visit website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_M._Church
See also: Nebula Genomics - DNA testing company.
George Church is also referenced in the following:
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...
Lifespan.io interviews George Church about recent research and future anti-ageing treatments
Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 14-Mar-2023
Is involved in many longevity companies ranging from improving gene therapy delivery to supplementsRead more...
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 nucleusRead more...
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 BiobankRead more...
Lifespan.io interviews George Church about gene therapy and longevity
Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 28-Jul-2021
Discusses animal trials, potential human trials, reeducating the FDA and improvements in technologyRead more...
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-reviewedRead more...
Genome Project-Write could synthesize entire human genome
Wired - 27-Mar-2019
George Church has grand plans to make better cellsRead more...
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 toRead more...
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 problemsRead more...
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...Read more...
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...Read more...
Gene-editing record could enable xenotransplants
Nature - 06-Oct-2015
Harvard Medical School use CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology to inactivate 62 porcine endogenou...Read more...