the jellyfish that need not die

An ‘immortal’ jellyfish is swarming through the world’s oceans, according to scientists.

Turritopsis Nutricula is technically known as a hydrozoan and is the only known animal that is capable of reverting completely to its younger self.

It does this through the cell development process of transdifferentiation.

Scientists believe the cycle can repeat indefinitely, rendering it potentially immortal

Luckily it is only 5mm…

Oh well, I guess a few zillion will be slaughtered by pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies trying to patent the secret of eternal youth.

(via Warren Ellis)

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