Re: Bio: Premature Aging; Also, Telomerase (was: Transplants)

Anders Sandberg (
25 Oct 1997 13:41:05 +0200 writes:

> 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?

As far as I know, there are no known diseases that make humans grow up
significantly faster than normally. Very early puberty is known, but
it seems to be a hormonal problem and has nothing to do with overall
development. Diseases that release large amounts of growth hormone of
course speed up growth a lot, but it tends to be rather crude and
leads to acromegalia.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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