Woman ‘first ever’ to manipulate DNA, reverses age.
A woman has become the first person in history to be the subject of a DNA ‘reversal’ which has altered the white blood cells in her body, effectively making her 20 years younger.
Elizabeth Parris is the CEO of Bioviva USA Inc, a biotechnology company volunteered herself to be the subject if the experiment, carries out by her own company that is currently developing methods of ‘age reversal’ via DNA technology.
The processreversed what is known as ‘telomere shortening’, telomeres are small parts of DNA which are found at the end of the strands of DNA in your body. As people age and their lifestlye takes a toll on the body, these telomeres become damaged and break apart, making them shorter and less able to function.
Parris, 44, went through two different processes completed by her own company, one to combat stem cell depletion and one to reverse muscle mass, which also happens naturally as people age.
The Spanish National Cancer Research Centre carried out the same experiments in 2012, only on lab mice, not humans.
Maria Blasco who led the research said:
“We demonstrated that AAV9-Tert gene therapy was sufficient to delay age-related pathologies and extend both median and maximum longevity in mice. Many pathologies were delayed, including cancer.”
The Bioviva website released a statement on the successful treatment that Parris received.
“In March 2016, the same tests were taken again by SpectraCell revealed that her telomeres had lengthened by approximately 20 years, from 6.71kb to 7.33kb. This implies that Parrish’s white blood cells (leukocytes) have become biologically younger.
These findings were independently verified by the Brussels-based non-profit HEALES (HEalthy Life Extension Company), and the Biogerontology Research Foundation, a UK-based charity committed to combating age-related diseases.”
It is thought that DNA alternations are the best shot humans have of being able to end chronic diseases and effectively stop ageing, hypothetically meaning it could allow us to live forever.