Immortal Jellyfish The Key To Human Longevity?

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Humans have always been fascinated with the idea of cheating death, and now, new scientific breakthroughs may be making immortality more than just science fiction. In a discussion on HuffPost Live Thursday, author of "Immortality" Stephen Cave spoke to host Josh Zepps on the 'immortal jellyfish,' a creature that continually reverts to its first stage of life.

Cave believes that "in the end, probability will always be against absolutely indefinite lifespan", telling Zepps "as soon as the idea of living a little bit longer or a little bit more healthily becomes talk of immortality or even indefinite life extension, then we've left the realm of science and we're in the realm of myth."

Joining Josh and Stephen were biologist Daniel Martínez and gerontologist Aubrey de Grey, discussing the science and meaning behind the 'immortal jellyfish'.

WATCH THE FULL SEGMENT AT HUFFPOST LIVE.

 

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