Are there easy, low cost, ways to freeze personal cell samples for future therapies? And is this a good idea?

post by elityre · 2019-07-09T21:57:28.537Z · score: 21 (9 votes) · LW · GW · 2 comments

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I happened to come across this [LW · GW] old post from 2015, that (in a sort of round about way) endorses freezing some cell samples today, because having frozen cell samples from your youth might prove important for future anti-aging therapies.

I am somewhat skeptical of this being a major factor for anti-aging, but I wonder if others have more information.

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answer by shminux · 2019-07-10T05:19:45.695Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Bioeden.com might be similar to what you are looking for. They only deal with baby teeth though.

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comment by Ruby · 2019-07-10T04:23:12.903Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I recall there being startups in this space. I think Laura Vaughn might have been working at one for a time. I think they were easy but maybe expensive.