Re: GLOOMY NEWS: antagonistic pleiotropy in p53

Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 01:50:49 MST

In a message dated 1/6/02 10:43:56 AM, writes:

>There is no demonstration from population biology that aging itself
>serves a "general" useful purpose.

Well, aging has significant detrimental consequences. If it had no
advantages and were easy to fix, it would be gone. The actual process itself
needn't be advantageous, it coulld be an unavoidable side effect of something
else (like cancer amelioration).

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