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Life Extension Advocacy State of the Union, January 2018


The last year has seen us firmly establish ourselves in the community as a source for news, educational materials and advocacy, and we’ve successfully funded more life extension projects at

A number of people in the community have recently been asking us about our plans for the new year. With 2018 well underway, it’s a great time to talk about the year ahead and what we have planned.

We think that the best person to tell you more about our vision and the year ahead is our president Keith Comito, so here is Keith to tell you all about what to expect from the LEAF team in the coming year.

We would like to thank the community, particularly the Lifespan Heroes, for their continued support; we cannot do what we do without you, and having you standing with us makes all the difference.


Lifespan Hero Campaign:

LEAF Blog:…

Kurzgesagt collaborations about life extension:……

2017 Funded campaigns:………

World Health Organization adding aging to their program:…

SENS on ProjectForAwesome:…

Y-Combinator Accelerator:


CategoryAdvocacy, News
About the author

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.
  1. jimofoz
    January 23, 2018

    Well done on 2017 Keith!

    A $1,000,000+ crowdfunding raise sounds really ambitious. But you won’t know until you try.

    I hope that your Heroes campaign gets to 10,000 per month so that you can host the New York conference and help startups link with financiers.

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