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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

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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