Will genetic tools soon be able to cure everything?

Will genetic tools soon be able to cure everything

The theme chosen for the second issue of the forthcoming paper magazine Futura is genetics. In the line of sight, the question “will genetic tools soon be able to cure everything?” “. A very topical subject that our journalists have probed with passion on about fifty pages, through surveys, infographics and also a news! The Mag Futura is in pre-order on Ulule.

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Why genetics?

New discoveries and applications in the field of genetics have undoubtedly not escaped you these last years, in particular with the “molecular scissors” Crispr, passed from unknown to the general public a decade ago to great media coverage, for his most impressive and sometimes controversial achievements. Genetic and genetically modified words can be frightening, some fearing risky manipulations or excess in increasing human capacities … Yet genetics opens up very promising prospects for health and many serious diseases, so the subject is for us. -it appeared essential, at the center of concerns and current affairs for 2022 and the decades to come. Let’s see what it is!

Contents of the genetic file

Infographics. “On the trail of a genetic mutation”

From the random mutation of a baby nucleotide of the’DNA can arise a chain reaction harmful to the body. a uncomfortable faulty poorly transcribed in RNA then translated askew into protein, which will disturb the normal function of the cell … Here is a beautiful infographic on two pages to explain everything to you about the power of the action of genes and their therapeutic stakes.

Decryption. Crispr: genetic omnipotence?

In less than ten years, CRISPR-Cas9 “molecular scissors” have become essential in all laboratories handling the genome. Cheap, precise, constantly evolving, they make it possible to touch the dream of geneticists : edit the genome at will. How does this tool work with its abysmal implications? Is it really safe and what are the limits? We detail all this with those who work there on a daily basis.

With our XXL file on gene therapy, you will have all the keys to understanding the challenges of this technique, which could well cure diseases that are incurable today ”Julie Kern

Investigation. “Are we going to eradicate the Cancer thanks to genes? “

Boost the immune system, sabotage the tumor genome, personalize and specify the diagnostic… Genetic tools are always enriching the arsenal of the fight against cancer. To the point of being able to finally hope to overcome this scourge? We investigated in French research centers.

Cross-interview: “Should we wish to control the course of human evolution? “

The unanimously condemned genetic modification of two Chinese babies in 2018 opened Pandora’s box? What are the scientific and societal limits to modifying embryos? Is the development of changes without medical reason inevitable? Will social inequalities soon be translated genetically? A doctor and a philosopher discuss these questions with us.

An all-new science fiction story

On scientific and societal issues as vast and engaging as the manipulation of the human genome, it may be useful to step away from journalistic rigor and the present moment. To enrich the reflection on this theme and better project us into the future, the renowned science fiction author Sylvie Lainé imagined the ambiguity of a doctor / patient relationship in the near future dominated by gene therapy …

… And many other subjects to discover in the magazine!

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