This discussion starts out by asking why the age of 114 seems to be a limit for humanity. While the article is interesting it is the comments at the end that provide the most food for thought. Some are insightful and some are downright funny :)
What are your thoughts?
Wikipedia has a List of 100 verified supercentenarians.89 of those lived beyond 114 years. What is really curious that women far outnumber men in living beyond 100. In the list only 9 are men.
(ignoring religious babel)
The one item that things often hinge around are the Telomere length.
Steven Austad was/is a key researcher. my wife pointed me at his work (ask wife, she shall know...<g>)
also look at
approaches for telomere lengthening apparently need more study.
How would one increase all the lengths in all cells.... doesn't sound likely?
"clones created from a cell taken from an adult might have chromosomes that are already shorter than normal, which may condemn the clones' cells to a shorter life span. Indeed, Dolly, who was cloned from the cell of a 6-year-old sheep, had chromosomes that were shorter than those of other sheep her age. Dolly died when she was six years old, about half the average sheep's 12-year lifespan."
I thought the first couple of comments about the Bible quote and "all the begetting" was hilarious.