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Leonard Hayflick

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Mortality

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The modern search for the fountain of youth, and personal stories of witnessing death.

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Life's Limit

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Until Leonard Hayflick came along, everyone thought cells were immortal. That they’d divide over and over again, forever. Hayflick torpedoes that theory and proved that there is limit. A very predictable limit: a magic number. To thank him, science textbooks everywhere now refer to that as ‘the Hayflick limit.’

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