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Immortality

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Postby k3nz3n » Tue May 02, 2006 5:19 pm

heheh..
in the human genome there is something called telomeres which will degenerate everytime DNA replicates.. it is made up of i LOADS of repeat bases and it is not actually known what it is for.. it is theorized that each time that the DNA replicates, the telomeres will degrade.. hence more DNA replication more telomeres are gone..

as people age, they replicate their DNA millions of times and maybe thats why we grow 'older'.. i dunno.. i wonder if we can extend our telemere's in our body so that it does not degrade, i wonder whether or not we can live longer.. definitely not immortal, but just longer..
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