Over the past century, medicine has conquered infectious diseases in the developed world while more effective delivery systems continue to transform health in the developing world. Instead of half the population dying in childhood, we have now crafted life expectancy with death nearer to maximal lifespan and thus succumb to degenerative conditions of aging. In contrast to infectious disease treatment, medicine has only addressed the outcomes of degenerative conditions in order to provide therapy but not cures, leading to continued medical interventions without fundamentally understanding the nature of age dependent decline. The imperative is to provide more effective treatment for diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other diseases responsible for the majority of adult morbidity and mortality and improve the quality of life for an aging population.
Citation: Shammas R, Perry EA, Perry G (2013) Cloning’s Promise. Clon Transgen 2: 109. doi:10.4172/2168-9849.1000109