American researcher Elizabeth Parrish, who went to a unique gene therapy in order to preserve their own youth, came to Moscow together with AVI Roy, a specialist in the field of biogerontology from Oxford. As reported, last fall, Parrish was introduced to the gene follistatin and viruses that were supposed not only to stop the aging process, but to facilitate their rejuvenation. The experiment was carried out in Colombian territory.
Photo: Elizabeth Parrish
As writes “Komsomolskaya Pravda”, the genetic material must get inside the nucleus of every cell of a woman and to get certain changes that contribute to rejuvenation at the genetic level. Representatives of several media reported that nine months after the operation, the woman really looks quite young (however, it is worth considering that it would be a considerable exaggeration to call her old and from a purely biological point of view — today Elizabeth only 44 years). Parrish also argues that the ongoing therapy allows her to stay in good physical shape without having to go to the gym.
According to Parrish, earlier experiments, like the one in which she was involved, were conducted only on laboratory animals, so in order to test the effectiveness and safety of new techniques, she was introduced to a minimal amount of genetic material. Elizabeth also claims that in the near future will complete the analysis of leather before and some time after the operation, which will allow you to figure out whether or achieved the desired goal.
It is worth noting that some distrust information about genetic therapy, proven to Elizabeth Parrish. However, recently in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications was published close on the subject of the study, accepted by the scientific world more seriously. A group of researchers from Spain in the experiment on mice found out that rodents with long telomeres live longer than “normal”. Telomeres — the end portions of chromosomes do not contain genes and decreasing in size at each cell division.Related posts: