Doggy Fountain of Youth, Alien Nursery, and In-Body Gene Editing

Phil and Stephen continue their special Thanksgiving series. It’s amazing Wednesday and the good-news-a-palooza rolls on. It’s a No Buzzkill Zone as we continue to explore tremendously encouraging news that is breaking all around us.

Aging Reversal tests in dogs by 2019 and then in human tests by 2022 if that works

We will see the first aging reversal test in dog trials in the next year or two. If that works, human trials are another two years away, and eight years before they’re done. Once you get a few going and succeeding it’s a positive feedback loop.

Alien’ Signals Are Finally Pinpointed To A Stellar Nursery 2.4 Billion Light Years Away

A new research has pinpointed a nursery of young stars some 2.4 billion light years away as the cause of strange fast radio bursts detected on Earth. These fast radio bursts – which each lived just a few milliseconds – come from thick neutron stars just 20 kilometers (12 miles) in size in the constellation Auriga.

Related: What Is Meant When Our Sun Is Referred to as a Second Generation Star?

Astronomers assert that the sun is not a first-generation star because of the presence of heavy elements… The sun has been found to be comparatively metal-rich, meaning that it is at least a second-generation star. The presence of the carbon-based planet Earth supports this; as Neil Comins at the University of Maine says, without a metal-rich sun, “we wouldn’t be here.”
…the sun may even be a third-generation star.

Doctors are attempting the first case of gene editing inside the body of a living human

Brian Madeux’s life hasn’t been easy. So far, he’s had 26 operations to fix problems in everything from hernias to eyes. He has a rare disease called Hunter syndrome, which is caused by the lack of a gene that’s used to produce an enzyme that breaks down certain carbohydrates. As a result, the carbohydrates build up in his body’s cells causing all sorts of problems.

Previously, scientists have extracted human immune cells, then edited the genes in them and put them back as a means of giving those cells the ability to attack lung cancer. And it has worked. If Madeux’s treatment is successful, it would be the first time a gene therapy has worked from inside the human body.

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