Quora – Hayflick limit

Quora – Are plans to live more than 150 years doomed because our cells can’t divide themselves more than a certain limit?


Looked at over the deep time of evolution, every cell alive today seems to have undergone billions of divisions. Most of their siblings have perished, and they remain.

That is not a common way of looking at life.

It is a way of thinking about life from the perspective of a cell that first occurred to me in 1974.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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