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Immortality

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Mario Gabriele
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Immortality:

Startups have begun to tackle the inconvenience of mortality, offering new ways to help people live longer or even forever. Some tactics include: - Supplements - Transfusions and injections - Digitization

1000 words:

In 2019, investment in cannabis shrunk following increased costs for legal sellers. This is due to the tax and regulatory burdens placed on legal sellers versus costs for illegal sellers.

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