UK - The Race to Find Eternal Life

Arno Froese

The fountain of eternal youth once sounded like pure science fiction, but now investors are pouring millions into start-ups searching for revolutionary ways to reverse the aging process. The big hope is that they will one day become a reality and turn a profit.

Juvenescence: The UK start-up, which is developing a range of therapies and technologies to increase human longevity, closed a $100m funding which values the biotech at $500m. This brings the total that Juvenescence has raised in 18 months to $165m. The biotech has so far invested in 15 companies, the majority of which are in the US, including AgeX Therapeutics, a California-based company which is developing stem cells to regenerate tissues that deteriorate in old age. Juvenescence is hoping to make its stock market debut in 2020.

Investors are closely watching Rejuvenate Bio. The start-up, co-founded by Harvard Medical School professor George Church, is testing 60 different age-reversing gene therapies. The company, which carried out initial tests on beagles, claims it can reverse aging in animals by adding new DNA instructions to their bodies. It has announced plans to launch a trial later this year to combat mitral valve disease, a condition which is common in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed and directly caused by ageing., 24 August 2019

Arno's commentary

The world at large is fascinated at the possibility of eternal life. However, we know from Scripture that all have failed in the past, they are failing today, and they shall fail in the future. The aging process began when God gave His Word: “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:17). From that moment, the dying process began and has not ceased, and will not. Hebrews 9:27 reads: “…it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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