Apr 21, 2016

First gene therapy successful against human aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

American woman gets biologically younger after gene therapies.

Elizabeth Parrish, CEO of Bioviva USA Inc. has become the first human being to be successfully rejuvenated by gene therapy, after her own company’s experimental therapies reversed 20 years of normal telomere shortening.

Telomere score is calculated according to telomere length of white blood cells (T-lymphocytes). This result is based on the average T-lymphocyte telomere length compared to the American population at the same age range. The higher the telomere score, the “younger” the cells.

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  • Raquel Santiago on April 22, 2016 12:30 pm

    How did u solve the splitting of cells issue? There are only so many times that a cell can split before it dies completely.

  • Mignon Morgan on April 22, 2016 11:29 pm

    Sign me up for this! Finally, someone is doing something worthwhile in the longevity field. This should be something we won’t have to wait another 20 years for.

  • John West on April 24, 2016 11:07 am

    Raquel: The splitting issue or Hayflick limit is caused by shortening telomeres. You can increase the limit by lengthening telomeres in cells as telomere loss is what causes the limitation in a cell’s ability to divide.

  • Raul D on April 24, 2016 3:39 pm

    Where, when and how much to get my tolomeres lengthend?!?!?

  • Joe F on April 24, 2016 5:16 pm

    I’ll have some of whatever she’s having, please.