Sunday, May 16, 2021
Mitochondrial Health

James Bedford Day Celebration and Biotechnology Controversies

Saturday, January 13 we celebrated James Bedford Day.

A presentation by Cryonics Institute Past President Ben Best.  
Ben presented a history of the suspension of James Bedford, the first cryonics patient, Cryonics, and many Biotech Controversies.

Dr. James Bedford is the longest suspended cryonics patient.

On Jan. 12, 1967, James Bedford, a psychology professor at Glendale College in California who had just died of cancer, took his first step toward coming back to life. On that day, the professor became the first person ever frozen in cryonic suspension, embedded in liquid nitrogen at minus-321 degrees Fahrenheit.

Topics also include in-vitro fertilization, surrogate motherhood, cloning, stem cells, gene therapy, and genetic engineering (GMOs, designer babies, CRISPR, etc.)

Ben Best, BSc (Pharmacy), BSc (Physics & Computing Science) has worked as a pharmacist, computer programmer, and was President/CEO of the Cryonics Institute for 9 years, until July 2012. Since then he has traveled the world attending scientific conferences and writing about them for publication. His website,, is filled with more of his writings on the science of cryonics, life extension, and healthful practices.


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