July 14, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

CRISPR aging

2 min read

Any takers on the idea that we can get radical life extension through new technologies like stem cells, organ replacement, cybernetics, or genetic modification? Or just through healthier living in general? A new Nature paper says there’s a natural limit on human lifespan around age 115 and getting past that is just not going to happen. They don’t discuss (that I saw on a brief look) how new technologies could break this “rule”. Carl Zimmer has a nice NYT article on this development and …Read More