Re: Bio: Premature Aging; Also, Telomerase (was: Transplants)
Sat, 25 Oct 1997 01:43:50 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-10-24 20:43:05 EDT, you write:

<< The Werner's syndrome gene (WRN) has been identified and it is similar
to DNA helicases.


what is a helicase? you mean helix?


> Well, if you look at that aging disease that a few rare kids have, if
> that sort of disorder can be turned on and off in anyone, then you could
> do some sort of rapid development, but I would think that the product of
> such things would tend to be on the short side.

Anders Sandberg <> said:

>I don't think that works. Progeria makes aging faster, not development
>(otherwise the victims would grow up into adults instead of becoming
>"ancient dwarves").

Do you know where they are coming on advanced/faster growth? Like the rate
at which something grows? I heard about them using headless human clones for
organs within the next 5 to 10 years, but there would be a problem with
growth, I mean by the time the patient's specialized organ would be ready it
would be way too late. Sorry if this has already been discussed. It looks
like im missing some posts, like the ones on headless frogs, could someone
send me them?