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Blood From World's Oldest Woman Suggests Life Limit

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Scientists say for the extremely elderly, their stem cells might reach a state of exhaustion. This could limit one's life span. Follow Meg McLeod http://www.twitter.com/MegMcLeod See more at http://www.newsy.com Sources: RTV Drenthe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH2rCW5kfU4 CNN http://www.cnn.com Genome Research http://genome.cshlp.org/content/early/2014/04/02/gr.162131.113.abstract Sky News http://news.sky.com/story/1248516/blood-of-world-s-oldest-woman-shows-life-limit New Scientist http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25458-blood-of-worlds-oldest-woman-hints-at-limits-of-life.html#.U1kLAuZdXdU International Business Times http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/supercentenarians-mystery-longevity-discovered-through-genetic-mutations-1445785 Image via: Wikimedia Commons / Sansculotte http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grafik_blutkreislauf.jpg
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Sama Lass (1 year ago)
I thought you mean the worlds oldest woman as in the first female human.
isken joshua (1 year ago)
Great woman, she looks wise ❤
steven halliday (3 years ago)
She died from exhaustion after giving blood.
m beginization (3 years ago)
I read the red blood cell have no DNA in them like every other cell does yet are alive
Danny The Elite (3 years ago)
Of course some mutations are harmless, that is what evolution is all about! In fact if this woman passed this mutation on to her kids then that might very well kick off evolution to naturally make human lifespans longer.
Cynthia Kelly (4 years ago)
Hey, I saw that pink necklace at Wal-Mart, they are cute. Interesting science.
Oliver greene Bobo (4 years ago)
well lets get them dam blood stem cells modified already then.
Neshuah1 (4 years ago)
the host: "some mutations may be harmless." read an elementary biology leaflet gurl
decembrist (28 days ago)
Plenty of mutations are harmless. Some are beneficial.
KevinHarper3DArtist (4 years ago)
She looks like Yoda
Z lives matter (1 year ago)
KevinHarper3DArtist lmfao
Paradigmical (4 years ago)
Of course some mutations are harmless, that's the backbone of Natural Selection

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