The Regeneration Generation: A Conversation With Bob Hariri, Vice-Chairman and Co-Founder of Human Longevity Inc.

Bob Hariri, M.D., Ph.D., is the vice chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell-therapy diagnostics and therapeutics company he co-founded in 2013 with Craig Venter and Peter Diamandis, which is focused on extending the healthy, high-performance human lifespan. Utilizing technological advancements in genomics, bioinformatics, computing and cell therapy, HLI plans to develop therapeutic solutions to some of the most complex yet actionable diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and dementia. A recipient of the Thomas Alva Edison Award in 2007 and 2011, the former CEO of Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, and one of the pioneers of the global cell-therapy industry, Bob recently sat down with me to discuss his current work on the frontiers of aging and cellular science.

You’ve formed one of the most provocative and promising companies working in the cellular sciences. How did you get together with Craig Venter and Peter Diamandis of the X PRIZE?

I am very fortunate to have two remarkable visionary friends in Craig and Peter. I have admired the work that Craig has done in the broad landscape of genomics and synthetic biology and have always been inspired by his pioneering approach as an entrepreneur. —> Read More Here

Keira Knightley Knows ‘The Imitation Game’ Has ‘A Lot Of Inaccuracies’

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Few fact-based dramas escape criticism of historical inaccuracy, and “The Imitation Game” is no exception. Based on the life of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), the mathematician who broke the Nazi’s Enigma Code during World War II, effectively changing the course of the war, “The Imitation Game” has been under fire since June for its depiction of Turing’s homosexuality and his relationship with Joan Clarke. But Keira Knightley, who plays Clarke — Turing’s fiancée and fellow code-breaker — in the film, has had no shame in admitting to the various discrepancies between real life and the finished feature.

“As far as her relationship with Alan, they were engaged. They were great, great friends. She was at the center of the breaking of the Enigma Code,” Knightley told HuffPost Entertainment during an interview in October. Yet the actress admitted flat out that things had to be changed for various reasons. “There are a lot of inaccuracies in the film as to life. What was actually said, and the reasons that they actually got engaged, I think are slightly different than the film,”

Knightley, 29, said that the focus of “The Imitation Game” was the story behind cracking the code, not —> Read More Here

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