A new Silicon Valley company that focuses on reversing the aging process is receiving major funding from the wealthy.
Altos Labs, a research-based company founded earlier this year, is seeking to hire scientists with lavish $1-million annual salaries, MIT Tech Review reports.
The company is attracting billionaire investors such as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Russian-Israeli billionaire Yuri Milner.
Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte, a biologist at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, is one of the researchers at Altos. Belmonte gained notice with his research into creating a human/pig chimera.
Shinya Yamanaka, a scientist and 2012 Nobel Prize winner, will chair the company’s scientific advisory board. Yamanaka was awarded his Nobel Prize for his breakthrough discovery in cell biology, where he succeeded in identifying genes within a genome of mice that could be reprogrammed into immature stem cells, achieving signs of age reversal.
“Although there are many hurdles to overcome, there is huge potential,” said Yamanaka to MIT Technology Review.
MIT Technology Review reports that there are no deadlines or hard goals for Altos’ researchers, and instead the company will seek to create “great science.”
Manuel Serrano, a reformer researcher at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Spain, said that the lab’s “aim is to understand rejuvenation,” and he “would say the idea of having revenue in the future is there, but it’s not the immediate goal.”
“The philosophy of Altos Labs is to do curiosity-driven research. This is what I know how to do and love to do,” says Serrano, who plans to move to the U.K. to join Altos. “In this case, through a private company, we have the freedom to be bold and explore. In this way it will rejuvenate me.”
David Sinclair, a researcher at Harvard University who last December reported restoring sight to mice using the technique, said, “There are hundreds of millions of dollars being raised by investors to invest in reprogramming, specifically aimed at rejuvenating parts or all of the human body.
HD Editor’s Note: Why Is This News Biblically Relevant?
In an interview with Pastor Billy Crone of sunrise Bible Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan Markell discussed this shocking push for genetic modification and how such experimentation is a Biblically prophesied sign of Jesus Coming.
Luke 17:26 KJV – “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.”
“In the Genesis 6 account, there are two levels of wickedness going on there, that grieved the heart of God, for him to pull the trigger and say ‘that’s it, I’m gonna judge this whole planet.’ It was the general wickedness, the heart of man being continually wicked [Genesis 6:5]. I think we could all agree that’s being repeated today,” Crone explains. “But it’s also the other wickedness in the hybridization of humanity [Genesis 6:1-4], that too is happening (It’s not coming, it’s happening), as well at the same time as this repeat of general wickedness. It’s really yet another Bible prophecy sign, howbeit a lot of people aren’t talking about it, that the return of Jesus Christ is imminent!”
JD Farag, in a Bible Prophecy Update, elaborated on this, stating that the days of Noah, discussed in Matthew 24, was not solely describing a time of violence and wicked hearts, but also a time of corrupted human DNA:
Satan, throughout human history, has sought to corrupt the human DNA with what seems to be his seed as it were.
Now the question becomes one of whether or not we have any scriptural evidence of this seed of Satan corrupting the human DNA? The answer is an astounding yes, and we need to look no further than to the book of Genesis again. This time the 6th chapter.
Let’s Breakdown verses 1-4, “When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful and they married any of them they chose. Then the Lord said, ‘My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal. Their days will be 120 years.”
Pay particular attention to verse 4, “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days – and also afterward – when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes [mighty giants] of old, men of renown.” You’ll forgive the frankness with which I say this, but these are demons that had sexual intercourse with women, human women, and bore children from them. In so doing, they corrupted the human DNA, which was Satan’s purpose from the very beginning for the reasons mentioned before.
It was because the human DNA was corrupted that God destroyed the earth with the flood in the days of Noah. Let’s go to Genesis 6, beginning in verse 8. I’ll read through to verse 12. “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. This is the genealogy of Noah.” Genetics, the genome of Noah. “Noah was a just man, perfect …”
That word “perfect” does not mean Noah was perfect. No one’s perfect. Jesus was the only one that was perfect. This word ‘perfect’, speaking of Noah, carries with it the idea of intact. In other words, Noah’s genetics, Noah’s genes, genome, was intact – humanly. That’s what that means, “in his generations.” Again, the root word is genes, generations, genetics, generationally.
“Noah walked with God. And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt for all flesh [humankind] had corrupted their way on the earth.”
We have another question. The question now is, what does this have to do with us today? I’m so glad you asked. Thankfully, Jesus himself provides the answer in a prophecy that’s recorded in Matthew’s Gospel Chapter 24:37. Jesus says, “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of man.” Now there are many parallels between Noah’s day and our day, but I believe none are as prophetically significant as the corruption of man’s DNA in our day.