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Kazahkstan’s President Calls For Elixir Of Youth January 12, 2011

Posted by Metabiological in Longevity.
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Yes I know he’s an autocrat who only cares because he thinks it will let him rule forever.  It’s still cool to have the leader of a nation speak this favorably of longevity research:

Cleopatra may have bathed in asses’ milk to preserve her youth but Nursultan Nazarbayev, the autocratic president of Kazakhstan, wants nothing less than an elixir of life to keep him going.

Not satisfied with 19 years in charge of the gas-rich central Asian state, Nazarbayev urged scientists today to unlock the secret to immortality.

The 70-year-old leader stressed in a speech that a new scientific research institute in the capital Astana should study “rejuvenation of the organism,” as well as “the human genome, production of human tissue and creation of gene-based medicines”.