BREAKTHROUGHS IN MEDICINE THAT REMIND US WE ARE PART OF "THE LUCKY YEARS"
The world of medicine is reaching a tipping point. CBS News Contributor Dr. David Agus argues in his new book, “The Lucky Years", that cutting-edge science and technology will enable us to edit DNA to fight disease, reverse aging, prolong fertility and turn cancer into a manageable condition: http://cbsn.ws/1mDEe4y
- •Reversing Aging"There are proteins in young individuals, up till age 25, that turn on stem cells... The cure for diseases is actually asleep within us and this is a way to potentially wake it up."
- •Gene Editing"This has the potential of being transformative... You could take an organ from an animal and potentially changed the DNA to allow it to be used in a human for transplants."
- •Fertility"Changing the playing field to equalize it."
- •Dr. Agus answered some of your questions on our Facebook page!You can follow us at: Facebook.com/CBSThisMorning