immortalized cells

John de Rivaz John at longevb.demon.co.uk
Sat Nov 11 06:41:00 EST 1995

I wonder whether all this about making cells immortal is a red herring.

What I should have thought is needed is a way for enabling cells to be 
replaced properly in an orderly method, without the "randomisation" 
that is seen as ageing.

If you use any analogue recording device and make copies of copies of 
copies eventually the original becommes distorted beyond recongition. 
If any of these devices made copies of mechanisms, we would find that 
the copies would be unable to function after a short number of cycles.

That is why we copy computer programs using digital recording with crc 
checks and other methods to ensure a perfect copy each time. It is 
possible to do it. All (!) we have to do is to devise a similar method 
of making our body copy cells (and thereby all the parts and organs 
which are made of cells) better than it does now and we will live 
longer. Maybe we can't acheive immortality completely this way, but we 
could certainly eliminate agein as a cause of death.

It is an improved copying process, not a cell immortalising process 
that is required.

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