In the case of aging, I believe a problem emerges from human ego and pet theories that are pushed to the exclusion of other complimentary parts of a multifactorial model
For fans of Star Trek, the current framing of defeating aging resembles the famous “Kobayashi Maru” Starfleet Academy simulation
As I explain in my book, “TELOMERE TIMEBOMBS: Defusing the Terror of Aging”, stemness is defined by two traits. One is IMMORTALITY conferred mainly by telomerase activity maintaining the length of shortening telomeres, and the other is ASYMMETRIC DIVISION. That means the momma stem makes two copies, a perfect momma and a less-than-perfect, more differentiated daughter. We have known those …
In my graphic novel, “Maximum Lifespan”, the mad scientist clones himself into two sons with the hopes of one day transferring his consciousness into them like a download.