Re: Life expectancy, longevity quotient & telomeres

Michael S. Lorrey (
Wed, 16 Jun 1999 15:47:17 -0400

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:

> I thought I would comment on the threads regarding life expectancy,
> longevity quotient and telomeres & cloning. snip

> Leonid & Natalia's recent work point out that continued increases
> in "longevity" predicted by other demographers, may not be
> certain, because the "longest-lived" may possess unique genomes.
> I.e. there is a fundamental difference between extending longevity
> to the maximum allowed by the "average" genome, and the maximum
> allowed by the "optimal" genome.

Does anybody know if anyone has set up a modern version of the Howard Families that Heinlein created for his Methuselah's Children? Perhaps a dating service for the long lived???


Michael S. Lorrey
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