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  1. #1 What If The Genes For Puberty Were Switched On Again/Reactivated? 
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    Let's say that a freak occurrence happens which sees the genes for puberty (e.g. GNRH related etc) reactivated/switched on again later in life (e.g. past middle age etc). What would happen?

    Would they have no effect or what?


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    I don't think the genes are switched off after puberty. I don't think they are switched on at the beginning of puberty. I think it's much more complicated then that. I think it simply takes the body a certain time to "build" certain pathways. And it's more like, this is done, next one begins to grow. See it like a tech tree from civilization.

    But you could question what would happen if the surplus of hormones that happens during puberty, would be reintroduced at a later age. I would think the body would still react to it, but less intense. Your testicles would grow, start sprouting zids, and slightly increase muscular structure. Combined with all weird emotions and feelings. (to guys)

    However, i'm not sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwolver View Post
    I don't think the genes are switched off after puberty. I don't think they are switched on at the beginning of puberty. I think it's much more complicated then that. I think it simply takes the body a certain time to "build" certain pathways. And it's more like, this is done, next one begins to grow. See it like a tech tree from civilization.

    But you could question what would happen if the surplus of hormones that happens during puberty, would be reintroduced at a later age. I would think the body would still react to it, but less intense. Your testicles would grow, start sprouting zids, and slightly increase muscular structure. Combined with all weird emotions and feelings. (to guys)

    However, i'm not sure.

    Interesting answer, thank you.

    What did you mean about "to guys"?
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    Could be an interesting case to investigate. It may be something that could lead to extending life. What people would pay, to age twice as slow. Or even adding 10 years to their life. I would say 99,9% of all people would give it a years pay.. Hmm..
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    Testicular size was never an issue.......but, what about......... jocular
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