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Humans 'BIOHACKING' their own bodies with blood transfusions to achieve 'DIY IMMORTALITY

• https://www.dailystar.co.uk, By Sofie Jackson

Anti-ageing science has never been more hyped, with breakthroughs in genetic engineering and drug discovery pushing the boundaries of what was once dismissed as science fiction.

Although futurologists have said , most scientists believe delaying the onset of ageing is more ethical — and research into this is booming.

Longevity biotech firms received $800 million in funding in 2017 compared with less than half that in 2014, according to data from cbinsights.com.

"In the past decade we have made a major discovery," Gerontologist Richard Miller at the University of Michigan told New Scientist. "We have proven that you can slow the ageing process using drugs."

The process of taking such a drug through clinical trials takes around seven years — with the majority failing to get approved for safety reasons or because they just don't work for humans.

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