In a message dated 5/1/00 7:07:26 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Wasn't there a report
> (perhaps from Univ. of Hawaii?) that telomerase knockout mice *do*
> show signs of inability to develop and/or accelerated aging after
> 3-4 generations?
In the study I saw, there were no alterations to aging through the fifth
generation: the 6th was sterile.
> If that is true, it might suggest that normal
> telomere lengths in adults would be sufficient to develop 2nd
> generation and perhaps even 3rd generation organs from stem cells
> remaining in the adult body, *without* the necessity of lengthening
> the telomeres through cloning or other processes.
But telomere lengths differ between organisms. Mice
have very long telomeres; we don't.
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