The human body is equipped with the natural defense mechanism which protects us against cancer and it’s working in your body right now it is called DNA repair mechanism when DNA makes copies of itself there are chances of errors called mutations and these mutations can be exhilarated when you expose yourself to chemicals radiation when you adopt an healthy lifestyle.
Sometimes family history and genetics they also play a role but there are proteins that are tasked.
These mutations as soon as they happen and this is happening in your cells right now so what if there is a way by which we could enhance the cell’s ability to repair DNA at a maximum efficiency in fact we could do that we know which proteins are involved in DNA repair mechanism and we know how to control them with the help of gene editing technique called.
CRISPR which you have heard about and then use CRISPR is the most precise gene editing technique ever invented in human history and it is proving to be very efficient so we could use this technique to.
Enhance the cell’s ability to repair its DNA at all time at all cost but there is one problem if we want to protect you.
Against all types of cancers then we have to make sure that your entire body is genetically engineered that every cell is programmed to resist cancer.
It in adult humans because your body consists of 37 trillion cells.
And that is impossible to engineer in fact there isn’t any technology or gene delivery technique that can deliver genes to all this massive number of cells but what if we could do it with human embryos instead why because human embryos have only eight cells in the third day after fertilization in fact we can engineer eight cells in.
Human embryos in fact we are already doing it right now take a look at these remarkable results scientists genetically engineer human embryos they manage to correct a mutation responsible for a serious heart condition in human embryos they also managed to treat a condition responsible for a blood disorder what’s more amazing also they managed to introduce HIV resistance to human embryos so if we can do it with these diseases by engineering human embryos then we can also do it with cancer.
And it is called embryonic cancer therapy what’s beautiful about embryonic cancer therapy is that we only have to engineer a cells in human embryos these embryos will grow to become adult humans with 37 trillion genetically engineered cells and we only have to do it once with one generation because future generations will already by default get this genetic change as we pass on so.
They will pass it on to the next generation you.