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Scientists Edit Human Embryos' DNA

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posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 04:48 PM
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I have had no doubts this would eventually happen. I have no doubt that it will happen again. The world of "designer babies" will be a reality some day. Diseases could be wiped out but, then again, so could individualism. What makes a perfect human? Who would even want that?



they used a new gene-editing technique called CRISPR/Cas9 on 86 embryos to try to modify a gene responsible for a blood disorder. Things did not go well




"this week will go down as a pivotal moment in the history of medicine." This particular experiment may have tanked, but it's not a "deal-breaker" for the technology, he writes. But, as with cloning, society may now have to make some decisions about what's appropriate.


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posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 04:53 PM
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The ultimate slave would be one that couldn't stop wanting to work.
This will be the true end of freedom.



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