Vitality Retained W/ 'Immortality'

JohnMuraro johnmuraro at
Fri Mar 10 16:55:32 EST 1995

>With breakthrough in genetic research, the program can be changed so that

>the cells can reproduce indefinitely like cancer cells do.  Cancer cells 
>have the telomerase enzyme that allows perpetuation.  If telomerase can 
>be manipulated into healthy  cells, we might get a few hundred extra

Or we might induce systemic unchecked cell division; a. "whole body"
cancer.  I think we tend to talk about the elegant, delicate chemical
balance within cells somewhat cavalierly in this group.  It's not exactly
like adding a quart of antifreeze to the car.
JohnMuraro at

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