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  1. Interesting... However if the threat of cancer could be counteracted, one could use a viral vector to distribute the telomere-rejuvenating gene(s) from the Turritopsis nutricula jellyfish or from the hydra protozoan. As long as apoptosis continues, there shouldn't be too much of a problem concerning tumorous growths, should there?


    Thanks for your input!

  2. However, if the cancer could theoretically be cured, then there would be no problem, right? I think a similar genetic transfer from the naked molerat (which is practically immune to cancer) could solve that problem... Thanks for the feedback though!

  3. Does anyone know if the hydra's immortality is due to telomere regeneration, and if so, which genes would be responsible for that?


    If it's not obvious enough already, my idea is to use a viral vector to transmit the gene to a test animal to make it biologically immortal, then try to make a human (myself) immortal.



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