Q. Is there a time frame for being able to reverse or to stop the insults that occur to DNA?
Answer By: Schahram Akbarian, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Chief of the Division of Psychiatric Epigenomics
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
We do not know. To ‘rewrite’ the epigenetic code, or repair insults that occurred to DNA is something that these days can be accomplished in the cell culture dish of the laboratory. But there is a long way to go in terms of treatments.