I understand that as we age, our DNA suffers cumulative and irreversible damage. It therefore seems sensible to preserve some of my DNA now, while I am still fairly young (17. With technology of the future I might one day be able to use this undamaged DNA for various types of gene therapy on my slowly decaying body. My question is: how may I most effectively preserve my DNA? Which type of tissue should I take; at what temperature should I store it; what other preservation measures are neccessary to prevent DNA damage? Keep in mind that I regard this as a project that I would like to carry out within a reasonable budget of money and time expenditure (i.e. I,m thinking of maybe a trip to the GP and a freezer, not a biopsy and a liquid-nitrogen storage facility). Yours (for as long as possible) Dean Peters
Re: How can I preserve my DNA?
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