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    Researchers alter embryo in such a way it could one day permanently change human DNA

    Researchers alter embryo in such a way it could one day permanently change human DNA | National Post

    Researchers edited a non-viable embryo’s genome to remove a gene that causes thalassemia, a serious blood disorder that can cause anaemia and even death.

    The study, published in Protein and Cell, employs a relatively new method to remove trouble-making genes from the genome called CRISPR/Cas9. It’s previously been successful in animal tests, and it has been tested on human DNA before, but those studies did not alter what’s called the human “germ line” — what any theoretical baby would pass onto future generation through its eggs or sperm.
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    Re: Researchers alter embryo in such a way it could one day permanently change human

    This sort of stuff scares me because of the potential it has for becoming a money making industry that allows people to "customize" their children.
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    Re: Researchers alter embryo in such a way it could one day permanently change human

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    This sort of stuff scares me because of the potential it has for becoming a money making industry that allows people to "customize" their children.
    I tried to get my kids to go into this field of study so that we could "customize" Arabs..

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    Re: Researchers alter embryo in such a way it could one day permanently change human

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron River View Post
    I tried to get my kids to go into this field of study so that we could "customize" Arabs..
    Well the overt racism came to this thread faster than I thought.
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    Re: Researchers alter embryo in such a way it could one day permanently change human

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    Well the overt racism came to this thread faster than I thought.
    Doesn't take long, unfortunately.
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    Re: Researchers alter embryo in such a way it could one day permanently change human

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    Well the overt racism came to this thread faster than I thought.
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    Re: Researchers alter embryo in such a way it could one day permanently change human

    It is inevitable. Whether it will be through genetic manipulation, cybernetics, or a combination of the two, my guess is 1,000 from now we will be quite physically different from today's humans.

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    Re: Researchers alter embryo in such a way it could one day permanently change human

    This has the potential to do tremendous good in the world. It also has the potential to do great evil. Not sure how I feel about it, but science will inevitably get there, and relatively soon. Then we shall see.

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    Re: Researchers alter embryo in such a way it could one day permanently change human

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    This has the potential to do tremendous good in the world. It also has the potential to do great evil. Not sure how I feel about it, but science will inevitably get there, and relatively soon. Then we shall see.
    I'm excited about the prospect of finding a gene responsible to a large degree for ageing. However, this also has the possibility of being used to change the very meaning of ethnicity and redefining the meaning of culture and what it means to be human. Is somebody whose physical existence is the result of design as human as I am? Generally, I find this is too close for eugenics for me. So we'll see...
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    Re: Researchers alter embryo in such a way it could one day permanently change human

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    This sort of stuff scares me because of the potential it has for becoming a money making industry that allows people to "customize" their children.
    That and just the general uncertainties of fiddling with human DNA!!
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