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Most of medical science focuses on combating disease and managing the impact of aging. But one MIT researcher wants to tackle aging head on. Through decades of research, Dr. Leonard Guarente has uncovered a basic mechanism to regulate aging and co-founded Elysium to turn his research into a product. Elysium’s mission is to help people live healthier for longer.

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Medical Innovation
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CRISPR
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CRISPR
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Medical Innovation
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Medical Innovation
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Dispatches
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