I remembered some two years ago that someone had a theory on how to become immortal. It had to do with removing this gene that acts like a timer; when the timer hits its time the gene orders the halt of blood cell creation and the stopping of the heart. The gene is also the reason for age, as time passes by, the gene, you could say, "gets slow" and makes you grow old. So if you remove that gene at the proper time you could be immortal. Is this true? My expertise is in earth science not biology or genetics.