Re: TransMitochondrians

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Wed Jul 25 2001 - 00:10:13 MDT

On Tue, Jul 24, 2001 at 09:00:35AM -0700, J. R. Molloy wrote:
> From: "Anders Sandberg"
> > But I agree with the general principle: lets make sure our new
> > mitochondria are optimal. Maybe with built in safeguards against free
> > radicals?
> How can we modify the mitochondria in our own bodies?

Change their genes (mitochondria have their own DNA), or change the
genes in the nucleus for proteins that are moved into the mitopchondria.
if there are another species with good mitochondria, we might even
transplant them.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y

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