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Wonderful news today: the MitoMouse project has reached its first stretch goal, and the research will now have even more scope thanks to the efforts of the community. We would like to thank Anthony Jennings, Jose Almeida, Daria Khaltourina, Max Twemlow, Denis Dmitriev, Daniel Smith, and Ingrid Wolf for helping us to hit the first stretch goal in the last 24 hours!

MitoMouse builds on the success of the previous 2015 MitoSENS campaign, which Lifespan.io also hosted on the behalf of SENS Research Foundation and that resulted in the successful demonstration of mitochondrial gene expression in the cell nucleus of not one but two mitochondrial genes! The amazing scientists at SENS Research Foundation were able to achieve this feat only through the support of the community, and today, thanks to you, we have done it again!

The SENS Research Foundation team took the time to answer a few more questions about the MitoMouse project and why developing mitochondrial repair therapies is important for age-related diseases and other conditions.

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Steve Hill

Steve serves on the LEAF Board of Directors and is the Editor in Chief, coordinating the daily news articles and social media content of the organization. He is an active journalist in the aging research and biotechnology field and has to date written over 500 articles on the topic as well as attending various medical industry conferences. In 2019 he was listed in the top 100 journalists covering biomedicine and longevity research in the industry report – Top-100 Journalists covering advanced biomedicine and longevity created by the Aging Analytics Agency. His work has been featured in H+ magazine, Psychology Today, Singularity Weblog, Standpoint Magazine, and, Keep me Prime, and New Economy Magazine. Steve has a background in project management and administration which has helped him to build a united team for effective fundraising and content creation, while his additional knowledge of biology and statistical data analysis allows him to carefully assess and coordinate the scientific groups involved in the project. In 2015 he led the Major Mouse Testing Program (MMTP) for the International Longevity Alliance and in 2016 helped the team of the SENS Research Foundation to reach their goal for the OncoSENS campaign for cancer research.
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