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Love post Super mortality...

by now you should be convinced that the Science Fiction we all grew up with is mostly completely wrong. Wrong about when we are going out into space, wrong about *what* is going out into space, wrong about how we will change on this planet in the next half century, wrong about the ways we will truly effect all living things on this planet in intimate genetic ways.

Here we are in the midst of building the detailed tools that will allow us to continue to modify organisms and create organisms from scratch.

Here we are decoding the book of DNA and finally understanding how it's secrets have been organized.

Here we are discovering how the book is organized beautifully into chapters and sections that enable specific production of entire tissues and organ structures and simultaneously guide their developmental projection over time.

Here we are, knocking on the door of the mutational and structural break downs that lead to the condition called aging, which we know KNOW for a fact does not…

A revolution in living....

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111103120605.htm


It's difficult to preface the development indicated in the link above without getting emotional. For those who have been closely following the steady and rapid set of advances in the areas of cell biology and genetics over the last 10 years or so, the pacing has been exhilarating and remarkable. From the invention of iPSC by Shinya Yamanaka in 2006 to the demonstration of clear ability to restore a youthful state to senescent cells in only 5 years is amazing. In that time dozens of teams across the world have contributed additions to the race that have enabled the culmination of the success indicated above. These cofactors will go down in history as the beginning of the new therapy of revigoration. The restoration of life states to youthful points of operation using periodic treatments.

I prognosticated about this ability over several posts in the last few years, but in my wildest optimistic projection did I think we…