Harvard scientists reverse the ageing process in mice – now for humans

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    Harvard scientists reverse the ageing process in mice ? now for humans | Science | The Guardian

    Another article involving more science here:

    Telomerase reverses ageing process : Nature News

    Fascinating stuff that at one time was to be considered only science fiction.
     
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    Seems to me this is not something we want, Modbert.
     
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    So when we get old we go to nursery school instead of a rest home?
    and die as a fetus?

    would save on funeral costs.
     
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    Seems like this is something that's only really a good idea once we're colonizing other planets. Earth's resources are stretched pretty thin as is. Imagine a race of theoretically immortal folks consuming Earth's resources....
     
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    That is the downside here. Though I figure it would not become a viable option for many years down the road. Plus they have to deal with the fact that this option could possibly make cancer rates skyrocket higher than they already are. That alone may take several years to figure out how to solve.
     
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    Makes curing cancer an even more important task.

    I hope to hell it turns out to merely increase lifespans and doesnt make people immortal.
     
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    We will be able to reverse the aging process one day soon.

    That's why it's important for people to smoke and drink and overeat.
     
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    Forward thinking scientists at Cal Tech back in the 1980's were talking about this. I remember them saying that based on the discoveries in the pipeline that my mothers generation would be the last one that had to die.

    Don't worry though, the rich will figure out a way to keep it out of the reach of the masses.
    That too was predicted. It will be the ultimate seperator of class.
     
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    Harvard? Probably liberals.
     

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