December 1, 2012

Can a Hydra Unlock Secret of Immortality?

Nathaniel Rich, New York Times Magazine


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After more than 4,000 years — almost since the dawn of recorded time, when Utnapishtim told Gilgamesh that the secret to immortality lay in a coral found on the ocean floor — man finally discovered eternal life in 1988. He found it, in fact, on the ocean floor.

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TAGGED: Immortality, Hydra, Aging, Hydrozoans

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