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16 April 2022updated 10 May 2022 10:52am

Big Tech and the quest for eternal youth – Audio Long Reads

Who wants to live forever?

By Jenny Kleeman and Emma Haslett

The anti-ageing industry is bankrolled by some of the wealthiest people on Earth, including Jeff Bezos and Peter Thiel. Are the scientists it employs close to a cure? And if they are, who wants to live forever anyway?

In this podcast, Emma Haslett reads Jenny Kleeman’s feature, which was first published in October 2021.

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