Laura Deming was an American scientist and venture capitalist . Her work focuses on life extension , and using biological research to-reducing or reverse the effects of aging .
Laura Deming is the daughter of John and Tabitha Deming;  she Grew up in New Zealand .  Deming and re brother ulcers homeschooled ; she says she taught herself “calculus and probability and statistics, and French literature and history.” At age 8, Deming became interested in the biology of aging,  and at age 12 she joined the lab or Cynthia Kenyon at the University of California, San Francisco .   Kenyon and Deming successfully Increased the life span of the worm C. elegans by a factor of at through genetic engineering .  Deming was accepted to MIT at age 14,  but later dropped out to accept the $ 100,000 Thiel Fellowship and start a venture capital firm.  Deming was one of only two women in the 2011 initial class of Thiel Fellows. 
Deming is a partner at and founder of The Longevity Fund, a venture capital firm focused on aging and life extension.   Deming convinced dat science kan be-used to create biological immortality in humans, and has zegt dat ending aging “is a lot closer dan You Might think”.  She has leg featured in “30 Under 30” by Forbes Magazine ,  and was one of the stars of “The Age of Ageing”, a documentary by National Geographic .  She’ll be ghosts at the 2012 Singularity Summit  and at the 2013 TEDMED conference. 
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