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David Murdock Wants You to Live Forever

In a struggling North Carolina mill town, the billionaire is spending a fortune to help himself — and others — avoid the diseases of aging

En español l "I think anyone who wants to live past 100 can do it," says billionaire businessman David Murdock. This brash pronouncement is surprising for someone with Murdock's family history; he has lost many loved ones before their time. Murdock's mother died of cancer at age 42, and two of his three children died before they reached 40. His two siblings died in their 60s. And Gabriele, his beloved third wife and the mother of his children, died of ovarian cancer at 43.

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