Did you all know that the only reason the clones age at an accelerated rate is because they had a specific nanovirus coded into their genetic makeup?
Yup. The Kamimoans had this virus target a specific, unchanging gene sequence that could make its target or targets stand out from the larger population, in this case allowing the clones to grow quickly both physically and mentally so that production value would never go down.
It’s depressing to think that as time went on they probably re-engineered that nanovirus in newer clones to age them faster and faster.
Also, I’d hate to think what would happen if, say, an evil scientist lady working for the Separatists got her hands on the specific nucleotide sequence for this nanovirus and weaponized it… absolutely *hate*.