A geneticist has described the process of death as “a series of little events” that take place over time.
Dr Alan Tisserand said that the process would happen in a series of stages that were similar to what happens in a movie or TV series.
“There are these little events which happen when you’re alive and these little things that happen when your body dies,” he said.
“But they’re not just the same.
Each one of those little events are really different.
So you’ll be different in different ways.”
He said the process was “a little bit like watching a movie, and the movies are very short” because each of those events are “really, really, really subtle”.
“It’s a series in which we don’t actually see the big event, which is the actual death, because there’s a delay in that,” he explained.
Dr Tissers work involves analysing the DNA of people who have died.
“We can get a pretty good picture of the sequence of events in your cells,” he added.
“What you do is you take the DNA, you take a small amount of DNA, and then you put it in a large amount of other DNA that you’re going to extract, and it’s really just like a movie.”
You know, you have a little bit of film and you put that in a medium that’s going to take it all the way to the end.
“Dr Tis says this process could lead to people living longer and healthier lives.”
One of the things that we are working on is really trying to understand how the body is designed, and how it can survive in the long term,” he told ABC Radio Perth.”
If you look at all the research we’re doing, we’re trying to find out if there are things that prevent people from living longer, or if there is something in the way of longevity.
“So one of the key things we’re finding is that we don and can predict what that is, and so we can predict how long people are going to live.”