NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – J. Craig Venter today unveiled a new company called Human Longevity Inc. that will combine human genome, microbiome, and metabolome data coupled with clinical information to fuel development of new diagnostics, therapeutics, and stem cell treatments for diseases related to aging.

In a media briefing today, Venter said the company will "change the way medicine is practiced," and will spearhead "a shift to a more preventive, genomic-based medicine model" that can lead to longer, healthier lives and lower healthcare costs.

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