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Recent research on immortality ha been on an organism named Hydra. I have heard about it being related to some FoxO gene, which has been found in several other organisms but how does telomerase affect the immortality of this amazing species?

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    $\begingroup$ @Dexter No, hydra is specifically investigated for its (presumed) lack of senescence, not just its regenerative abilities — unlike, say, planaria. $\endgroup$ – Konrad Rudolph Sep 23 '15 at 19:00
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I realized. Just searched. You are right @KonradRudolph . I had no idea about this FoxO. I will delete that comment . $\endgroup$ – Dexter Sep 23 '15 at 19:18
  • $\begingroup$ Does this answer your question: biology.stackexchange.com/questions/6884/… $\endgroup$ – AliceD Sep 23 '15 at 23:31
  • $\begingroup$ @AliceD no i find it incomplete.. $\endgroup$ – TanMath Sep 24 '15 at 17:57
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    $\begingroup$ @TanMath what do you find incomplete about it? Please edit your answer and clearly state exactly what you're looking for, and how the answers to existing questions, as well as other online resources, don't completely address what you're looking for. $\endgroup$ – MattDMo Sep 24 '15 at 19:54

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