- Evert van Brussel
A question about accumulated mistakes in your DNA and sperm-cells.
Aubrey de Grey says that there have been mistakes accumulating in your DNA since before you were born. Once those mistakes cross a certain line things start to go wrong. Signs of old age, but eventually cancer and stuff like that.
What I don't understand is, are those same accumulated mistakes also reflected in your sperm cells?
I can't imagine that this can be true. Otherwise signs of aging would be passed through to the next generation, wouldn't it? If you know what I mean...
Do you still follow me?
However, the other option, that your sperm cells do not reflect the mistakes accumulated in your DNA, seems equally unlikely.
So how does this work?