Lord help us all
So Science wants to transform us all into 70-somethings that look 30. Hairless, and probably toothless as well, And randy as heck. No, scratch that, we don't need no P16 to stay frisky until our 70s.
Can you imagine the nightmare in establishments for singles ? Nobody would know if that cute thing at the end of the bar is indeed a ravishing thirty year old, or a husk twice that age that might break a hip if the fun gets a bit rough.
Then again, knowing the male mentality, it probably wouldn't matter.
From an other perspective, I guess that women would welcome the elimination of menopause with open arms - except some of them. Um, does this P16 gene ensure that women will like sex ? I think somebody should research that before we have half a planet full of angry women continually beating off randy suitors with stiletto heels.