When adults have teeth fail, the conventional approach is to install artificial teeth, dentures. If a copy of every child's DNA is (simply) extracted and archived, it seems that a far better approach exists.
Conventional biological thinking is that every base pair of the DNA of every little boy or girl is an exact copy of the same molecules of either the father or the mother.
However, my Research suggests that there must be a few prominent differences. Specifically, every little boy or girl has a capability that neither of his or her parents is currently capable of. As a young child, he or she can grow new (adult) replacement teeth. Within a few more years, he or she will no longer have that capability. My Research suggests that these changes, both ways, must be due to some (subtle) changes in his or her DNA.
Further, my Research suggests another, even more important factor, where certain DNA chromosome base pairs seem to operate on a specific time schedule, where a specific function initially may not be operational, then at a specific age, some sort of activation occurs, and then at a specific later age, that functionality ends. My research suggests that this seems to explain the "Tooth Fairy" phenomenon that all children experience, as well as a variety of Puberty experiences and even some Infant Medical immunities and other life events. This might also explain some "old age" phenomena such as loss or graying of hair or Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. If time-related effects might be discovered regarding (some) DNA induced effects, much of modern Medicine might be enhanced.
Recent Medical Research is greatly focused on Stem Cell Biology. This is great! By selectively choosing specific Genes from a person's own (childhood) DNA to inspire the person's own healthy operation, we feel that a person can naturally generate the same amino acids which it had successfully created early in life, then Medicine should even now be capable of re-growing "adult teeth" or "scalp hair" or "a perfect new breast to replace one which has developed cancer" or "a perfect new lung to replace a cancerous lung" or "an entire arm to replace one lost in an accident or illness" or many other medical maladies. All that would be needed is an entire DNA map of that person as a child, held in archive, possibly also with a tiny supply of Stem cells which could be triggered to construct whatever bodily organ is needed.
Every little boy and girl is born with twenty baby teeth. During the first few years of his or her life, each of these baby teeth "falls out" and he or she (somehow) has the capability of replacing them with thirty two (entirely different) adult teeth. No one seems to have ever scientifically studied exactly how he or she is able to create new and entirely different adult teeth. If this capability is due to one or more DNA base pairs, then it logically seems that careful examination of his or her DNA database might provide the information for Gene Therapy for the two billion adult humans who have lost teeth, where they might grow back brand new natural adult teeth to again have a full set of excellent teeth.
We have long assumed that all of a young boy or girl's DNA base pairs are exactly identical to either those of her father or her mother. Our current Research suggests that there must be at least a few DNA base pairs which are somehow different. Our intended Research is to capture DNA database information from many little boys and girls and also from their mothers and fathers. We propose to do a simple database comparison of these three enormous file sets, so that all those DNA base pairs of the little girl's which are exact copies of either her father or mother, might be removed from the current database. I believe that such a simple comparison of his or her DNA base pairs with the DNA base pairs of his or her mother and father may identify exactly which of the little boy's or girl's genes and which DNA base pairs are different from both. This much reduced remaining database must include the possible DNA base pair or pairs which might be involved regarding the adult teeth capability.
The intended goal is to learn exactly which DNA base pairs are responsible for children's unique ability, such that we might then be able to provide DNA modifications for billions of adults, such that they might each naturally be able to grow new adult teeth after they have lost teeth.
Craig Venter, Celera Genomics,
European Molecular Biology Laboratory's Nucleotide Sequence Database,
DNA Databank of Japan
I am a Research Physicist. I believe that your wonderful achievements regarding the Human Genome Project can be greatly expanded now.
I have available four people for whom I want to obtain complete DNA data. Two are parents and the other two are their young children.
This would appear to be a rather simple experiment to perform, essentially just a very careful DNA record of the four individuals, followed by an equally simple computer comparison and analysis of the enormous sets of chromosome data of the four. IF this fairly simple experiment works, there may also be some similar benefits regarding Puberty changes. What if adults might now be able to grow possibly unique new proteins and hormones as adults, which should never have any Immune System Rejection issues, which little kids and teenagers already have? Might it be possible to enable adults to grow lush new hair as they did as children? Might adults be able to generate complete new hormonal development as they had once done as teenagers? Might adults be able to grow strong new muscles and white blood cells and tendons and even complete organs, as they had (naturally) done as children?
My personal suspicion is that there may be some DNA base pairs which have no other function than in enabling this growth of adult teeth, and so they may have been overlooked in current DNA Research efforts, particularly since the specific DNA base pairs involved in adult teeth creation seem to have some sort of time limitation on when they might be active. This, and the enormous number of genes which appear to exist in human DNA, might explain why no one has noticed them before. This example might also suggest that there are other "time limited" genes, which might trigger and initiate teenaged puberty hormonal changes which occur.
I propose to join forces with your Research Facility. Ideally, the four participants might travel to your Facility for extremely careful and thorough DNA analysis.
I also see future Research regarding the two children. After they are in their early twenties, any DNA changes due to Puberty should then be completed, and the exact same humans may then be found to have DNA which has changed.
Even more importantly, say that the girl develops breast cancer (or other serious adult malady) as an adult. If her PRE-CANCER (healthy, child) DNA data was then available, Medical Technology might then be able to either access some of her own unique child DNA or her (cryogenically stored) specific stem cells to replace faulty (adult) cells at that time, potentially CURING the CANCER (using HER OWN UNIQUE DNA), or to be able to study her own healthy child DNA and the later changed DNA database of her to learn how to do unique gene therapy for her individual body. DNA molecules cause the development of specific amino acids, which then cause the development of the necessary proteins in the creation of whatever body component that needs to be reconstructed.
We know of people who have chosen to have a second child, specifically to be a source of body components to save the life of a first child which had an incurable illness. What if that same approach might be nearly universally available, by a Doctor accessing the PRIOR DNA information (or cryogenically stored biopsy stem cells) from the original child?
We may find that it makes sense to take a tiny biopsy and a complete DNA archived record of all children, to forever be kept in archived cryogenic Biological storage and digital databases, for future Doctors to access and use to cure virtually any malady!