October 6


Restore Human Cells to Youthful State – Part 1 | Dr. Vittorio Sebastiano | Stanford University

By heheals

October 6, 2020

#epigenetics #reverseaging #humancells #cells #aging #reprogramming #stanford #stemcells
Dr. Vittorio Sebastiano is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University. He has over 15 years of research experience in Developmental Biology, Nuclear Reprogramming, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.

His lab has established a new technology named ERA (Epigenetic Reprogramming of Aging). ERA is based on the ideas of cellular reprogramming, with the goal to promote epigenetic rejuvenation of adult cells leaving their identity untouched. This new technology has been patented and is being implemented by Turn Biotechnologies, of which Dr. Sebastiano is co-founder and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board. The company is now developing partial cellular reprogramming techniques to reverse cellular aging.

A major cause of aging is thought to be the errors that accumulate in the epigenome, the system of proteins that packages the DNA and controls access to its genes. Dr. Vittorio Sebastiano and his colleagues are working on a way to reverse these errors and walk back the cells to their youthful state. And to show that this process does indeed restore the cells’ vigor and eliminate signs of aging.





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  1. I wish you would have asked him a couple questions. You've got to challenge these people a bit. They enjoy being challenged. That's the nature of science.

    1: When an older man conceives a child, more often that kid will have a range of diseases that the child of a younger father won't have. They have found those problems can even get passed down to next generation after that as well. So, evidently in nature, the clock may not get turned back completely.

    2: Do they see increased incidence of cancers after an in vivo epigenetic reset?

    3: Back to my question 1. If cells are not completely reset, then does it make sense to possibly cryogenically freeze some of our own cells now, so that our older self can have access to some of our younger cells? Perhaps those could be used as part of an epigenetic reset.

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