Longer and better Lives are the Goals of those who want to Perfect Genetic Treatments for Diseases

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Genetic diseases present some problems and challenges that have to be dealt with to possibly make health care less expensive and more effective. I believe it should start at birth with DNA referencing being carried out on newborns. A DNA sample would be taken and stored for future reference. That way if there are genetic diseases evident later in life, the defective gene or genes could be replaced by either natural genes or synthetic ones.

Referencing will allow doctors to determine years in advance if a genetic disease is going to cause trouble in the future. Annual genetic analysis will do this. To determine if a gene is defective or not, it could be inserted into a test animal to see if trouble is caused. Either that, or a computerized device could be built that will analyze the genes in the DNA to see which ones should be observed more closely. A simple molecular structural integrity test could be used to see if a gene is good, or defective, or may become defective.

Genes that are weak and could be made defective could be replaced by stronger genes. Free radicals in the system can damage cells and genes. Anti-oxidants in foods and suppliments can fight against them and prevent damage. But if that isn't good enough, replacement genes will be needed.

Certain races are carriers of certain defective genes. Once we know which genes cause the ailments associated with defective genes, replacement of the genes will be in order. Certain diseases may be eliminated in a generation or two once the defective genes have been recognized and can be replaced.

Cancers are genetic in origin in that the DNA of a cancerous cell is incomplete and can replicate rapidly since there is incomplete information. A cancer cell compared to a normal cell would be like comparing a typical family sedan with a race car that has only one seat, no muffler or air pollution controls, and a more powerful engine. The racecar would be lighter and faster just like a cancer cell is lighter and faster than a regular cell. It should be possible in the future to attack cancer cells easier by the use of genetic treatments.

For nearly 30 years I have suggested many treatments. One is genetic reconstruction. If cancer cells can be changed back to normal cells, they would be healthy once again. Genetic overloading would happen when the genes are fused to genetic material that will make the DNA unable to replicate and spread the cancer. Genetic tagging would allow cancer cells to be detected easier since they would be tagged with a genetic marker. Molecular and genetic disection would sever the DNA of cancer cells so that they can't replicate. Genetic encapsulation would make the cancer cells targets for either the natural immune system or an enhanced immune system. Genetic "traps" with organisms or cells that are more attractive to the cancer cells than healthy cells will draw the defective cells away from healthy cells. Sime treatments for cancer could be used to fight AIDS and other genetic diseases. Genetic treatments could be taylored for individuals since no two people have the same DNA. What works for one person won't work for another at times. So with DNA referencing, individual treatments could be available that will have no bad side-effects. Instead of living with a genetic disease for most of your life and having to spend a considerable amount of money fighting it toward the end, referencing and gene replacement and manipulation will provide people with a healthier life that should be longer and better. Instead of dying at 55 in the hospital as an invalid, a person may live to be 105 and die peacefully in their sleep. Longer and better lives are the goals of those who want to perfect genetic treatments for diseases.

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