What would happen if only women could live forever? If, by some unique trait, they were able to extend their lives indefinitely and men could not?
Well scientists may have discovered just such a possibility.
According to a recent AP article, scientists say they can now create embryonic stem cells by stimulating unfertilized eggs. With research emphasizing ways to create stem cells without destroying embryos, this approach is currently one of the most ethical. The cells from these eggs could then be used to rejuvenate any tissue in the body.
As many scientists feel this would produce significant increase in lifespan, individuals would, potentially, be able to extend life indefinitely.
But ONLY for the woman that particular egg came from. For, according to the article “such an approach could not provide matched cells for men, of course.”
Imagine, for a moment, a society in which women were immortal and men were not. Now what sort of world would that be? Would the physical advantage men have over women evaporate in an instant? Well this recent breakthrough might just have that result.