RE: Oldest Person?

Date: Wed Jan 05 2000 - 09:06:27 MST

>Is there not any way to establish the true age of human body,
>like the rings on a tree?

You can measure the racemization of amino acids in the teeth.
The body makes amino acids in only one isomer but there is a
measureable rate at which amino acids convert to the mirror
image. It's less precise than tree rings, though.

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