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Submission + - Blood of world's oldest woman hints at limits of life (newscientist.com) 1

porkchop_d_clown writes: When Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper died in 2005, she was the oldest woman in the world. Today New Scientist is reporting that, at the end of her life, most of her white blood cells had been produced by just two stem cells — implying the rest of her blood stem cells had already died, and hinting at a possible limit to the human life span.
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Blood of world's oldest woman hints at limits of life

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  • There was a French woman called Jeanne Louise Calment who died in 1997 aged 122. She had worked in a village shop as a teen, a shop frequented by Vincent van Gogh. A similar analysis of her blood cells - if available - would seem to be indicated. One is not a statistical sample.

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