The Immortal Jellyfish

By on October 14, 2013

Turritopsis nutricula, the immortal jellyfish

The Turritopsis nutricula jellyfish is the only thing known to man to achieve biological immortality. By renewing cells through a process of cell transdifferentiation, the hydrozoan continually reverts back to an immature polyp stage.

Theoretically, the jellyfish should be able to live indefinitely through this process if it doesn’t fall victim to a predator or disease.

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