Lingualeo Contest

If you still don’t know, Lingualeo and The British Council are conducting a contest from Jan 25 to Feb 8.

Here is my submission:

I was always fascinated by the future of humanity. People, who live for a very long time and almost never get sick. People, who close to death, transforming their brain into digital form and existing on the net, or in the body of the robot. People, who travel across the galaxy, exploring new planets and horizons. People, who appreciate life and exist in harmony with nature.

Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool - one of the groups, who are investigating the aging process. Take for example their work of 2015 (“Insights into the evolution of longevity from the bowhead whale genome.“), where they mapped the genome for the bowhead whale and discovered unique genes behind its longevity (more than 200 years): the ERCC1 gene, which is believed to repair DNA, increase cancer resistance and slow ageing, and the PCNA gene, which is also linked to DNA repair.

Or their recent work, “Systematic analysis of the gerontome reveals links between aging and age-related diseases.“, which shows the relationship between aging and age-related diseases (ARDs). In short, human aging-related genes showed a considerable overlap with ARDs.

In the future, when genetic modification at birth will become the standard de facto, the contribution of this institute and their colleagues from the USA, Germany, Portugal and other countries will prove invaluable. Changing or adding a pair of genes will result in people who live longer, do not have hereditary diseases and consequently, live a happy and a joyful life.

With all that said, I want to say thank you to all the scientists behind those works. You are awesome!

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Anton Kaliaev

Software engineer, blogger, public speaker, traveler

Ulyanovsk, Russia http://homeonrails.com