Liz Parrish Gene Modification to Cure Aging


Aging Reversed



the very first time US officials that given the green light for scientists to experiment with modification of human genes has been approved in the hope of trying to develop new anti-cancer technology but the tests undertaken on humans have been underway for some time already meet Elizabeth Parrish she became a test subject for her own biotechnology company last year at the age of 44 she was tested with two types of therapy the first to prevent losing muscle mass which comes naturally with age and the second Battal stem cell depletion which is linked to various diseases we spoke to her but a innovative product we're dealing with people who have the potential lifespan of a hundred and twenty years but they're retiring at 65 often disabled unable to work we're telling you that we've done some safety data on it because the world is in wait is waiting for a cure and we want to move it forward into clinical trials we want to see what happens in human bodies we want to create bodies that are healthy and youthful all the way through so if your skin looks great but you're right you're getting dementia what's the point we don't want to prolong these suffrage death states the gene therapies coming through clinical trials are priced at a million to a million and a half dollars but what we're trying to do is create that pipeline figure out where all the stop gaps are where we're wasting money get it so efficient that actually anyone can afford it insurance companies will want to cover it and people will eventually take it like inoculation what if you could inject neurons that already have learned languages and your body could communicate with those and actually have stored memories that you don't have not possible today but maybe possible in the future it would accelerate learning human gene modification is a feared and highly debated topic for many reasons and horror films aren't exactly helping fact we spoke to Daniel Calvin as an expert on the history of medicine to discuss the viability of gene technology I was surprised to read that the disapproval has occurred without any mention of testing the technique and animal models have only been approved by a bioethics committee of the National Institutes of Health have to obtain the approval of the Food and Drug Administration which sets a much higher barrier because this is amounts to modifying parts of the human body main worries are that you modify the genes in the human body in this case for immune cells and then the immune cells could attack things that they're not intended to attack so they could mess up the mechanisms of the body