The desire of a long fulfilled life - who hasn't this wish?
Could this dream really come true within the next 20 to 30 years? Latest research results of molecular biology nourish at least the hope,
to get, in the best of health and vitality, significantly older, than we regarded it as possible.
We are convinced that in the future the humanity can reach a considerably higher age.
Progress in the human genes
Shortly after the turn of the millennium a scientific milestone was reached in the context of the international humane genome project: the complete Sequenzierung of the DNA of man.
About 20,000 genes were catalogged whose exact functions are still unknown for the large part..
Who will create the next quantum leap first to increase the lifetime to the Methusalemage.
At the end of the chromosomes, there are special structures, which call telomeres.
A piece of the telomeres get lost at every cell division. This means that these telomeres
get shorter and shorter with an advancing age. After approximately 50 cell divisions a cell dies. If we would prolong the telomeres in the chromosomes again, then the life expectancy also would increase.