The code of human is hidden in the DNA 1. We have knowledge about only 10% of the function of DNA and can study on a small part of it 2. It is incredible what we can realize even with such a limited part.
CRISPR, IGV, WGS... These abbreviations are just a few of the technologies that will rewrite our future from scratch. Our infinite potential, opened up by the stem cells that can substitute for each other 3, the bullet-proof immune system we created with our own hands 4 and even inherited diseases becoming history through intervene in the genetics 5...
Are you ready to meet the genetics of tomorrow?
23 And Me company is able to hand you, your map of origin with only one drop of your saliva. This map not only tells you where your ancestors lived, but also provides information on your dietary habits, diseases that you likely to be catch, and what kind of sports your body type is suitable for. In return, they use your gene sequencing in their projects that will cure diseases.PROJECT DETAIL
“Human Cell Atlas” aims to identify the functions and jobs of each cell type in the human body. The initiative is initiated by Harvard and MIT. It is supported by the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The human of tomorrow will identify herself beginning from the smallest building unit.humancellatlas.org
During pluripotent, that is, in the early stages of embryonic development, it is possible to turn a skin cell into a reproductive cell or a neuron into a fat cell by virtue of the undifferentiated stem cells possessing the potential to create an entire living creature. In the near future terms such as female semen or male eggs may sound quite normal.
Thanks to the engineering wonders “T cells”, diseases can be treated without having to use peoples own immune system cells. This technology has already taken its place in our lives after a girl with leukemia has been treated with T cells at the University of Pennsylvania.
The technologies that determine the “defective” ones of our 3-billion nucleotide sequences in our DNA allow us to retrace the diseases. Thanks to the studies of companies such as Veritas Genetics, risen from “Personal Genome Project” of Harvard University, and Oxford Nanopore, which able to perform remote DNA sequencing, the concept of hereditary disease is about to be a thing of the past.veritasgenetics.com