According to a recent news report from the US, 12 people were hospitalized after receiving injections of stem cell products from unauthorized sources.
Studies show that a big part of your genome that is also highly functional, changes significantly over your lifetime. A fifth of your DNA can change significantly in just 5 months during toddlerhood.
Companies like 23andMe, have been offering “sequencing” services for a while now. They allow you to determine if you have a dysfunctional gene and if your genes indicate who your ancestors were. But according to many new studies, you should also be looking at your epigenetics.
Genetic traits that influence longevity exist, and can certainly be passed from parents to children. But as a general phenotype, longevity is very complex. All the genes related to longevity will not necessarily pass to the children in a predictable way.
Cellular ageing has been shown to lead to age related pathologies.