Re:"Immortality" gene revealed

Damien Broderick (
Tue, 06 Jan 1998 12:28:46 +0000

At 10:16 AM 1/5/98 -0800, Brian wrote:

>>we can gradually select away at least some aspects of aging by not
>>having children before 30, then 40, then 50...

>I believe we are seeing this now as technology prolongs the period
>human females remain fertile. Recent experiments in egg freezing
>will increase this.

The former, yes. The latter, absolutley not. Unless some gerontocracy
weirdly starts freezing the eggs of very-late fertile women and has them
(1) fertilised with old men's screened sperm and (2) preferentially
implanted into young women. A mass market version of Heinlein's Howard

Damien Broderick