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Cosmecuticals are closer...

As I sit here, pestered by 3 days of facial growth that I wish didn't exist. I think again of the low hanging fruit areas that recent spate of revolutions in genetic engineering technology will soon be able to provide in the ability to allow fine grained cosmetic changes to human phenotype.


Targeted Hair growth.

Targeted Hair elimination.

Hair texture change in vivo.

Hair color change in vivo.

Eye color change in vivo.

Skin color change in vivo.

:These 6 variations are likely to be huge multi billion dollar industries once several things are done now that we have technology in the form of CRispR and the rapid development of several efficient means for targeting and changing genetic sequences in specific cell types.

First step is to refine the methods, CrispR is barely 2 years old and I am not sure the inventors are focused on applications that go beyond the pitri dish at this point. This is where the input of cross disciplinary professionals who are aware of the work and business professionals who understand the opportunities can come in to bring critical funding that can birth what I have called the "cosmecuticals" industry because of the focus on modifications to human superficial traits.

Second step is to engage the research necessary to identify the full genetic contributing factors to the development of each of the traits and construct the targeted treatments to efficiently perform them in individuals in a safe and reversible fashion.

Safety goes with out saying, reversibility is important as enabling people to perform these modifications at will will ensure the industry is continuously profitable and doing so over the globe where variable demand for traits will *always* present, the market opportunity swells.

Are you ready for the cosmecutical revolution???

Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRISPR

http://sent2null.blogspot.com/2011/11/love-post-super-mortality.html

http://sent2null.blogspot.com/2012/10/loves-new-meaning.html

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