Re: "Immortality" gene revealed

Anders Sandberg (
03 Jan 1998 12:35:55 +0100

Tony Benjamin Csoka <> writes:

> Joao Pedro wrote:
> >"How and Why We Age" by Leonard Hayflick, page 21 of the first edition.
> >He claims that animals such as some fish, amphibians, and reptiles (like
> >the Galapagos tortoise) appear not to age -- they don't age at all or
> >age so slowly that we are not capable of determining it.
> I will buy Hayflick's book and check it out. I just hope he gives some
> references to real scientific publications, or shows results of his own
> work.

Yes, he does. The references to animal aging chapter are relatively
few (around 10), since he is more interested in human aging. I
recommend the book, even if I disagree with his (to me) conservative
outlook on human lifespan.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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