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Hello Gents. I recently saw an episode of NOVA which was quite intriguing. Long story short, they featured a women suffering from a genetic aliment which caused blindness but after treatment was able to see again. Theoretically specking this would work on any genetic aliment. The premise of the technology is selectively shut off gene which is source of the problem.

Now, I would like to ask some of our more informed members on this board, what would happen if it was possible to shut off the genes responsible for the production of DHT in our bodies? Aside from the obvious benefit to hair loss, if it was turned off would it cause other issues to our bodies?

Here is another article on RNA treatments. The researchers were able to lower cholesterol in mice. Again with the mice! LOL…

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4163607

» Hello Gents. I recently saw an episode of NOVA which was quite intriguing.
» Long story short, they featured a women suffering from a genetic aliment
» which caused blindness but after treatment was able to see again.
» Theoretically specking this would work on any genetic aliment. The premise
» of the technology is selectively shut off gene which is source of the
» problem.
»
» Now, I would like to ask some of our more informed members on this board,
» what would happen if it was possible to shut off the genes responsible for
» the production of DHT in our bodies? Aside from the obvious benefit to hair
» loss, if it was turned off would it cause other issues to our bodies?
»
» Here is another article on RNA treatments. The researchers were able to
» lower cholesterol in mice. Again with the mice! LOL…
»
» http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4163607

My apologies, this technology is called RNAi

» » Hello Gents. I recently saw an episode of NOVA which was quite
» intriguing.
» » Long story short, they featured a women suffering from a genetic
» aliment
» » which caused blindness but after treatment was able to see again.
» » Theoretically specking this would work on any genetic aliment. The
» premise
» » of the technology is selectively shut off gene which is source of the
» » problem.
» »
» » Now, I would like to ask some of our more informed members on this
» board,
» » what would happen if it was possible to shut off the genes responsible
» for
» » the production of DHT in our bodies? Aside from the obvious benefit to
» hair
» » loss, if it was turned off would it cause other issues to our bodies?
» »
» » Here is another article on RNA treatments. The researchers were able to
» » lower cholesterol in mice. Again with the mice! LOL…
» »
» » http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4163607
»
» My apologies, this technology is called RNAi

Here is another article more relevant to this topic. RNAi is used to treat prostate cancer.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb5255/is_200411/ai_n20261737

someday in the future, hopefully, scientist will be able to cultivate and use a treatment like this to stop a young man from exhibiting baldness even if he has the genes to do so. Problem solved when the lad was a fourteen year old, end of story.

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