Re: C14 cryonics question

Spike Jones (
Sun, 08 Nov 1998 09:15:09 -0800

> Peter Passaro wrote: For those of you interested in cryogenics,
> a very interesting article from New Scientist.

for those who are up to speed on cryonics, a question please: our tissues are mostly carbon and carbon has an isotope (C14) with half life about 6kyr. when C14 undergoes beta decay, the remainder is a nitrogen atom. looks like the dna chain would be broken there. would the cell then be dead? dependent on a nanobot to find and repair the break? have there been calculations done on this? spike