Quote of the day—Dr. Diljeet Gill

Our results represent a big step forward in our understanding of cell reprogramming. We have proved that cells can be rejuvenated without losing their function and that rejuvenation looks to restore some function to old cells. The fact that we also saw a reverse of aging indicators in genes associated with diseases is particularly promising for the future of this work.

Dr. Diljeet Gill
April 7, 2022
“Time Jump” by 30 Years: Old Skins Cells Reprogrammed To Regain Youthful Function
[I like living in the future.—Joe]

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  1. I’m skeptical. It seems to me that there is a big difference in re-programming cells using rather a blunt tool in a lab and rejuvenating cells with an acceptable risk in a living human body.

    Why am a skeptic? One reason is that I still quite vividly remember the promises made in the 90s that decoding DNA would unlock the secrets of life and result in cures for many diseases including cancer. It’s now 20 years later and cancer is still being treated using the same old chemo if surgery fails. Even using DNA testing to determine the best chemo to use is questionable. I don’t even know of one DNA treatment that has been proven reliable and effective for any of the conditions and diseases that plague aging humans. Getting older still sucks!

    Another reason is that there are limits to what we know and can control. Just look at the so-called models of almost any natural complex process. The best is weather models which are reliable only for a few days out on average. From there it goes downhill. All these natural complex processes have one thing in common the deeper you look. It’s called the fat tailed probability distributions which cannot be characterized using simple parameters. Add in chaotic behavior and the game is over for modeling.

    Overall, this article sounds like it is published to keep the funding available. I’m tired of seeing fuzzy words (e.g., could, may) in news articles. It’s too much liberal and progressive hopium.

    As an aside, if we were somehow successful, how do you suppose that we would die?

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