One step closer to geneticly engineered immortality

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Activating genes on demand

"Such a capability could lead to gene therapies that would mitigate age-related degeneration and the onset of disease; in the study, Church and his team demonstrated the ability to manipulate gene expression in yeast, flies, mouse and human cell cultures."

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Probably won't see it in my lifetime, but that would definately improve our species. An indeterminate lifespan, you live until something kills you, would give us a chance to really learn.
 
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Probably won't see it in my lifetime, but that would definately improve our species. An indeterminate lifespan, you live until something kills you, would give us a chance to really learn.
Have a more pessimistic view. Think any radical increase in lfiespan will only cause proportionally more problems. Competition for finite non-renewable resources is going on already with perhaps a 75 year lifespan. Double that and competition just gets worse.
 

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Probably won't see it in my lifetime, but that would definately improve our species. An indeterminate lifespan, you live until something kills you, would give us a chance to really learn.
Obnoxious old farts who never die could become a curse to our society. Just imagine the boss in the corner office that everyone hates. Imagine he is there for 300 years.

Yeah, that's my idea of paradise.
 

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With an attitude like yours, there is not a boss in the universe that would want you working for him.
 

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Yes, and inderminate lifespan would be create problems. As has the increase from an average lifespan of 45 years to over 70 years in one century. So perhaps we had better start thinking with our big head instead of the little one.
 

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With an attitude like yours, there is not a boss in the universe that would want you working for him.
Yeah, right, because there are no assholes who become bosses, right?

You're a numskull.
 

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