Saturday, September 27, 2008

Who Wants to Live Forever?

Born in 1875, Jeanne Calment died in 1997 aged 122 years and 164 days


Do you want to live for hundreds of years? By tweaking our DNA, we could soon survive for hundreds of years. A genetically engineered organism that lives 10 times longer than normal has been created by scientists in California. But as always the hurdle is translating that into a Human being.

By deleting two genes within the yeast's genome and putting it on a calorie-restricted diet, scientists were able to extend the lifespan tenfold. Of cause it’s unrealistic to do the same on a human gene and expect the same results. But some scientists believe it can be done. But they are facing many difficulties and this is not including moral and ethical issues. One of the major concerns includes quality of the extended life period.

3 comments:

Satish said...

live forever?...hmm..i rather not..time travel would be nice though

Senthil said...

Haha, time travel!
Maybe u can consider teleportation.
Its already possible to teleport photons now.

Puravin said...

Teleportation? Thats interesting....