When we think of aging, we often envision wrinkled skin, sagging bones, and brittle hair. These are all part of the aging process but what if we didn’t have to go through this as our bodies simply don’t age? That is what Gene Therapy does. It replaces our body’s genetic code with the genes of another person that causes our body to function correctly. This is done by inserting a DNA copy of a healthy donor into the patient’s body.
For a person who is interested in finding out what potential does gene therapy has for our lifespan, they first need to understand how it works. This treatment uses healthy tissue to treat cancerous cells. Basically, these are stem cells that have been modified to attack cancerous cells when they are not in an appropriate state. In addition to that, some of these stem cells will also be used to replace damaged or dead brain cells that have already been removed during the treatment process. These stem cells will not be harmful to your body in any way, and in fact they will help to rejuvenate your body and bring back the health that you had when you were younger.