How do we age?

Sydney Shall bafa1 at uk.ac.sussex.central
Sat Sep 18 07:12:33 EST 1993


I believe that Malcolm McMahon has clearly expressed the essential
evolutionary rationale for the "Hayflick" limit, that is the finite
proliferative capacity of most somatic cell types.  Primarily,
it is a protection against cancer, because a cell which has been 
transformed to morphological or metastatic malignancy, but still has
a finite lifespan will in many circumstances not kill the host.

Sydney SHALL



S.Shall at sussex.central.ac.uk




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