Rich ‘biohacker’ admits ‘no benefit’ after injecting himself with son’s blood

The millionaire biohacker who injected himself with his teenage son's blood in a bid to reverse ageing has admitted it doesn't work.

Tech mogul Bryan Johnson, 45, spends millions on trying to reverse his age and has a daily routine overseen by a crack team of 30 doctors.

He has bragged that he's turned his biological clock back a number of years already, with tests apparently showing his lungs, skin and even erections all performing in a way expected from a younger man.

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He previously told the BBC: "My left ear is 64, my fitness tests say I'm 18, my heart is 37, my diaphragm strength is 18.

"I playfully say I'm trying to become like, an 18-year-old. My son is 17, so I always tease him and say, 'When I grow younger, I wanna be like you'."

Arguably the strangest method Bryan has explored is blood plasma transfusions.

Having previously used the blood of strangers, he recently announced he was trying the process with his dad Richard, 70, and son Talmage, 17.

Talmage's plasma was injected into Bryan at a clinic in Texas. Bryan's was given to his father.

However two months on, he tweeted to reveal he was ending the process with his son – saying there was no benefit.

He explained: "Young plasma exchange may be beneficial for biologically older populations or certain conditions. Does not in my case stack benefit on top of my existing interventions.

"Alternative methods of plasma exchange or young plasma fractions hold promise.

"My father's results still pending."

Although the idea that swapping blood with younger people might reverse ageing is not new, experts are unsure whether the process actually works and say it could be dangerous.

Charles Brenner, a biochemist at City of Hope National Medical Center in Los Angeles, said: "We have not learned enough to suggest this is a viable human treatment for anything.

"To me, it’s gross, evidence-free and relatively dangerous."

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