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Interactive video lesson plan for: How Long Will You Live?

Activity overview:

Cell biology gives clues to why we age and lobsters don't.
I made another video! The future of energy: http://bit.ly/1MAiJKm
Check out Breakthrough, Sundays at 9/8c on Nat Geo with GE #ad

Animations are from Emmy-winning film 'Immortal', reproduced here courtesy of December Media and Genepool Productions (previously Pemberton Films)

Check out Immortal here: http://bit.ly/VeImmortal

Find out more about telomeres and telomerase here: http://bit.ly/WakeTelomeres

Special thanks to Dr. Fiona Ginty, Principal Scientist in the Life Sciences and Molecular Diagnostics Group at GE. Her research focuses on imaging different proteins within the cell. It's both a very powerful technique and it's beautiful.

Filmed by Raquel Nuno and Vasilios Sfinarolakis
Aging makeup by Heather Grippaldi: http://bit.ly/1Xebikh
Music by Kevin MacLeod, www.incompetech.com "Past the Edge" and "Lightless Dawn"

Tagged under: veritasium,science,longevity,aging,telomeres,telomere,telomerase,life expectancy,live,death,die,life,immortal,chromosome,dna,genes,immortality,breakthrough,ge

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