Craig Venter's quest for immortality
After being one of the first to sequence the human genome, biotechnologist Craig Venter went on to found a number of genomics companies. Now he's set his sights on making it possible, if not normal, for humans to live to see their 200th birthdays. His latest venture, Human Longevity Inc., is dedicated to harnessing genetic sequencing to prevent aging and diseases, or as they put it, "extending the healthy, high performance human lifespan." But look, we've all seen Gattaca -- maybe it's best not to go down that road.