In an alternative universe, instead of hearing about gene therapy for:

  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer's
  • Parkinson's

we'd be hearing about gene therapy for:

  • Hair loss
  • Hair color
  • Hair style
  • Eye color
  • Skin color
  • Perfume
  • Effects of aging
  • Weight loss and gain
  • Muscle growth
  • Body part enhancement
  • Chicken that tastes like bacon

For the yellow outfit you're wearing today you might pick a light brown skin tone and green eyes. You'd use the light brown skin tone body wash to change the genes in your skin. You'd put in the green eye eyedrops to deliver the genes into your eyes. You'd place a stencil on your skin and use a spray to deliver genes for a light skin color tone to form a tattoo. You'd deliver citrusy scent genes to the odor-creating bacteria on your skin to produce that smell today.

But we don't live in that alternate universe. Instead of all these miracles, all we're going to get is a cure for cancer.

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Anonymous wrote at Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 4:37:00 PM PST

Don't you think the fashion industry already finished the job of picking colors?

Alok wrote at Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9:49:00 AM PST

Very funny, this post made me laugh.

Todd wrote at Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 10:27:00 PM PDT

This post confuses me.

Defiantly makes you think about priorities.

Anonymous wrote at Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 3:11:00 PM PDT

Yeah, except the FDA will shut you down. Gene therapy is their word for witchcraft