Re: Life Expectancy

A Davidson (
Sun, 13 Jun 1999 10:14:25 -0600 (MDT)

On Sun, 13 Jun 1999, Spike Jones wrote:

> The original question is: suppose I wish to raise a litter of pups.
> The best gift I can give them is a set of genes that will predispose
> them to long life. If I take a sperm donation from a 117 year old
> man, there is much time for that DNA to have accumulated
> errors. Ova would not be available from a woman much older
> than about 50. So, how do we identify good genetic material? Assume
> I care nothing about race, height, intelligence, etc. The goal is
> to maximize the only thing we *know* for sure is good: long life.
> How now, Dr. Bates? spike

Simple. Take the genetic material from the offspring of two very long lived parents.

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