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We close out the year and look forward to further growth as a non-profit organization.

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Dear Friends,

As we close out the year and continue the holiday season, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for being part of our community at and helping to bring an end to the diseases of aging. 2021 has been another challenging year, but you did not let that stop you, and together, we have accomplished amazing things.

You crowdfunded the first large-scale placebo-controlled trial testing rapamycin on human longevity – raising more support than for any campaign we have launched in the past – and you helped transform our once-small website into the most-trafficked and respected outlet for aging research science, news, and advocacy in the world.

Your enduring support has also allowed us to branch out our media creation initiatives, support the birth of new organizations in the field dedicated to policy change and public engagement, and lay the groundwork for in-house research projects. Those of you who participated in the recent collaborative fundraising round via Gitcoin will have already seen the exciting projects we are planning for 2022 – all thanks to you.

As we enter this new year, I hope you will continue to see the value in our work and help us attain our next contribution goal – enabling us to keep delivering on the promise of ever-increasing engagement and public support for healthy life extension. If you are aware of other ways to help us in our mission, please feel free to let us know.

Finally, whether you can support us or not, I sincerely wish that you take good care of yourself this holiday season, stay healthy, and enjoy time with your family and friends. Inherent to the value proposition of life extension must be the notion that life itself is good and worth living – so please live it well and have a wonderful break, and I will see you in a brighter new year.

Thank you all.

Sincerely, Keith

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Keith Comito

Keith Comito is a computer programmer and mathematician whose work brings together a variety of disciplines to provoke thought and promote social change. He has created video games, bioinformatics programs, musical applications, and biotechnology projects featured in Forbes and NPR. In addition to developing high-profile mobile applications such as HBO Now, MLB At Bat, and most recently Disney+, he explores the intersection of technology and biology at the Brooklyn community lab Genspace, where he helped to create games which allow players to direct the motion of microscopic organisms. Seeing age-related disease as one of the most profound problems facing humanity, he now works to accelerate and democratize longevity research efforts through initiatives such as As president of LEAF, he is a leading advocate for the increase of healthy human lifespan, participating in numerous speaking engagements and press appearances around the world, and working to produce high-impact media projects to inform and engage the public regarding this critical topic. He earned a B.S. in Mathematics, B.S. in Computer science, and M.S. in Applied Mathematics at Hofstra University, where his work included analysis of the LMNA protein.
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