Science has gone off the tracks! Just because we can don’t mean we should! Let me explain. Now that with CRISPR we can edit genes with ease it appears, and my fear is by doing so we will do irreparable damage. Damage by adding or deleting genes before we fully understand their function. God made an amazing machine and we are like primitive apes if we start altering it.
I agree that gene therapy can and will help many who have diseases that have no solution and are extremely disabling or fatal. However, we need to proceed cautiously as there is so much we don’t know. A recent study postulate targeting the methyltransferase SETD3 Gene to prevent viral infections that cause symptoms we call the flu. When they mention targeting does that mean blocking it or removing it, they don’t say. 1 As there already is a natural and in my experience of treating thousands of patients a 100% effective treatment against “flu”!
Yes, I sound like a broken record but it’s vitamin D3. As I have written before only 25% of patients entering the ER who had “flu” symposium had been infected with the influenza virus. The reason people think they have the “flu” is many other viruses cause similar symptoms to the “flu”. Enterovirus is one of those viruses.
Occam’s razor states that between two solutions the simplest solution (fewer assumptions) is often the best (most plausible) solution. so, they may either target this gene by either deleting the methyltransferase SETD3 gene or creating a medication that blocks it, either way, a more complex and expensive solution the necessary! Why not if able take optimal doses to achieve optimal blood levels of vitamin D3? Or do you want your body genetically modified?
In the article, they use KO (which means cells that had the methytransferaceSETD3 gene deleted, KO-knocked out). Or you could spend more of your money on some medication big pharma creates to “treat it”? To me the simple solution! Vitamin D3 at optimal doses to reach optimal blood levels. Like I have written before most doctors will think your poisoning yourself!
So, unless you have a parathyroid disease or so other diseases cause calcium issues for which you shouldn’t take optimal doses then just smile nod and find a medical doctor who gets it! Then find an MD DO or NP who is enlightened because they have read the research. If they don’t get it that means, there at least 20 years behind on a substance that will change the world. Can you trust a doctor who missed this?
- Diep J, Ooi YS, Carette JE. (September 16, 2019). Enterovirus pathogenesis requires the host methyltransferase SETD3. Nature Microbiology.
*The information posted above is for educational purposes only. Always check with your doctor before initiating any changes in your medical treatment. If you do not, then The Two-Minute Health Fact, Dr. Judson Somerville, nor The Optimal Dose is responsible!