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Could tiny jellyfish hold the secret to immortality for humans?

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turritopsis wikimedia
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The search for immortality is a common theme in science fiction and fantasy, but that goal remains unattainable in real life. However, The New York Times tells the story of one organism that has already found the secret to living forever: Turritopsis dohrnii, more commonly referred to as the "immortal jellyfish." The species, which is capable of endless regeneration by reverting to a polyp whenever ill or aging, is currently being studied by Japanese scientist Shin Kubota in hopes of extending the lifespan of humans. To read more, checkout the full article at the source link below.