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immortality

(ĭm″or-ăl′ĭ-tē)
The ability of some cells, particularly cancer cells, to reproduce indefinitely. Normal human cells have a finite life expectancy. They may divide for a few dozen generations, but eventually stop reproducing and die.

immortality

said of cell lines which are capable of undergoing an unlimited number of cell divisions.
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The premise of The Immortalists is immediately gripping: In 1969, the four siblings of the Gold family (Varya, age 13; Daniel, 11; Klara, 9; Simon, 7) live in Manhattan's Lower East Side, where their father owns a tailor shop.
What's more, at one point in The Immortalists, Klara's daughter cries out, "It's like Narnia
De Grey and other immortalists feel they are the ones who have broken out of the trance, and everyone else holds humanity back.
Near the end of "The Immortalists," Varya sums it up well: "Stories did have the power to change things: the past and the future, even the present.