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Does this make sense to you? Anyone with biology background want to weigh in?
It sounds weirdly wonderful.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/sc......4539.ece
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Cool and weird.
Thanks for the link.

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It may be able to 'reverse some aging processes' but it is easly killed. Thus it is not in anyway immortal.

immortal adj. Not subject to death.
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It's no good they found this. Next thing you know there will be a genetically based merge between this and say, Tom Brady.
You know why don't act naive.
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I'd be up for rolling back the clock a few times.
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HerbLarry,

What happened to your Avatar?
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It went Poof!
Cartoons are cool for some and not so much for others.
Perhaps I needed to grease the right palms, I dunno.
You know why don't act naive.
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Yeah, I can't even upload an avatar anymore. No explanation, wont answer emails.
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There's a group of people who have long lamented the state of science writing. Usually, newspaper articles get it horribly wrong, simplifying the material until it's nothing near what the scientists claim it is.

The story itself clarifies the headline- "potentially immortal". Sure, if you don't kill it, and conditions stay good, then yeah, it might be able to live forever.

Actually, I heard that amoebae may be immortal in the same way, since they just keep dividing when they get big enough. Been a while since I heard it, so I could be mistaken.
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