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Via Atrios, The Guardian:

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?
A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans.

This will not end well.

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Submitted by paintedjaguar on

For perspective, I've both sold plasma and been a paid subject in medical testing. Still hanging on to all of my organs, though...

This is actually worse than it sounds. From what I've read, this procedure doesn't just de-age the recipient -- it also causes premature aging in the donor. If it works in humans, which country will become the first "rejuvenation destination"? Or --

I wonder how much biotech progress it would take to generate blood from cloned or synthetic organs? Not that it would probably make any difference to anyone who wasn't rich.

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Submitted by DCblogger on

It is as if someone read Jonathan Swift's modest proposal and did not realize it was satire.