Immortal Strand | DNA

Regen Center Glossary 1 Comment

The immortal DNA strand is a theory that suggests the asymmetric division of the DNA of adult stem cells through selective retention as opposed to random segregation during mitosis. The process also has the potential to retain a different outline of parental DNA strands per division.

The Immortal Strand theory was first proposed by researcher John Cairns in 1975. To learn more about DNA and genetic testing contact us.

Request Information


One comment

  • Hello, guest
  • Is it true the hypothesis of an "immortal strand" was proven false? i was reading that there is clear evidence that the immortal-strand mechanism does not prevent genetic mutations. Just wanted to ask what you thought.