Astana, Dec 8 (ANI): Kazakhstan's seventy-year-old President Nursultan Nazarbayev appears to be 'not too satisfied' with his 19 years of rule over the gas-rich central Asian state, with reports claiming that he has urged scientists to unlock the secret to immortality.ccording to The Guardian, Nazarbayev stressed in a speech that a new scientific research institute in the Astana should study the "rejuvenation of the organism," and also "the human genome, production of human tissue and creation of gene-based medicines".
"As for the medicine of the future, people of my age are really hoping all of this will happen as soon as possible," the President said.
Two months back, an ethnic Korean delegate at Kazakhstan's People's Assembly proposed that Nazarbayev should stay in power until 2020, to which the President answered: "Maybe, then, you'll offer me an elixir of youth and energy - maybe you have such potions in Korea ... I'm willing to go on until 2020, just find me an elixir."
The latest plea is the third time in just over a year that Nazarbayev has urged scientists to find a way to defeat death.
In September 2009, he had said that "anti-ageing medicine, natural rejuvenation, immortality," are topics, which scientists are concentrating on these days.
"Those who do are the most successful states in the world - those who don't will get left on the sidelines," he said. (ANI)