Video: Can we alter our DNA to live longer?

“Can we reset those clocks that count the time that control the programmes of youth, fertility and ageing?” asks Systems Biologist, Uri Alon from the
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.

He says synthetic biology may be able to play with the human timeline to eliminate disease and help us live longer, healthier lives.

Author: Uri Alon is a professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.

Image: A DNA double helix is seen in an artist’s illustration. REUTERS/National Human Genome Research Institute.  

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