We’re all going to get old and die, which is both beautiful in a circle of life kind of way, and a major drag in a every other way kind of way.
But I must admit to never fully understanding–on a biological level–why this happens. A student of mine sent me this video recently, and I was struck by how simple simple this video makes it sound. But it begs the question–how long until we start modifying “telomere decay” ourselves?
UPDATE: Never mind–it seems we’ve already started.
Image attribution flickr user subantodebath