Thursday, September 22, 2011

Gene Therapy Just Around The Corner

 From Discover It's years not decades now

a package deal: get your genome sequenced, and he and his collaborators will develop a line of  induced pluripotent stem cells (IPS) from your tissue, so in the future, you’ll be able upgrade your system with organs and tissues bearing both your genes and special extras like genes from centenarians.

It’s combining stem cells with  gene therapy.

I don’t think people have fully appreciated how quickly adult stem cells and sequencing and synthetic biology have progressed.

The tool that turned $10,000 into $2,800,000 in 2 years.

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