I heard that iPS cells can be used to make some human organs (Takebe, et al. 2013).

If we make young organs using regenerative medical techniques and replace aging organs with them, can we live forever?


Takebe, T., Sekine, K., Enomura, M., Koike, H., Kimura, M., Ogaeri, T., ... & Aoyama, S. (2013). Vascularized and functional human liver from an iPSC-derived organ bud transplant. Nature, 499(7459), 481. doi: 10.1038/nature12271

  • It's going to be hard to replace the brain, and that's the organ that spells the end for many people. – Carey Gregory Sep 21 '18 at 1:44
  • I have come across some interesting info about reverting aging on rats by transplanting pineal gland from old to young and vice-versa. scholar.google.com.br/… – Adriano Sep 21 '18 at 4:55
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    You're asking a question which has no answer at the current level of science – Graham Chiu Sep 24 '18 at 0:01
  • I would argue this will never be possible because of vital organs brain, etc. that can't be feasible be replaced at all and definitely do degrade over time. – William Sep 24 '18 at 18:25