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Notes by user Michael Hochberg (Univ. Montpellier/SFI) for Hallmarks of Biological Failure

Post-meeting Reflection

1+ paragraphs on any combination of the following:

  • Presentation highlights
  • Open questions that came up
  • How your perspective changed
  • Impact on your own work
  • e.g. the discussion on [A] that we are having reminds me of [B] conference/[C] initiative/[D] funding call-for-proposal/[E] research group
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Many interesting ideas discussed. Among them: (i) reversibility in aging, (ii) how mechanisms of remediation change with age (landscapes of failure) and (iii) the extent to which biological, technological and human defined (e.g., ecosystems) system, share commonalities in how they fail. Point (ii) is particularly interesting and garnered considerable discussion during today's working group meeting. It combines notions of whether there are multiple routes to a given type of failure, possible idiosyncrasies, and whether routes occurring as a function of age somehow reflect the process of natural selection that shapes homeostatic remediation systems.

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