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In its five years of existence, CRISPR/Cas9 has revolutionized the field of gene editing, allowing researchers to edit DNA like a piece of text. While it’s potential is unquestionable, ethics and safety concerns have prevented CRISPR from being used to treat human diseases. Now, scientists at the Salk Institute have found a way around one of those hurdles, modifying the CRISPR system to treat several diseases in mice without cutting DNA, which means they avoid unwanted mutations. The technology works epigenetically, influencing gene activity without changing the DNA sequence.
originally posted by: openminded2011
a reply to: MagesticEsoteric
When 80 percent of our workforce is robots in a few decades, we will have outlived our usefulness. The rich elite families who view themselves as the "owners" of everything will have a convenient way of culling the herd. Probably something like this, or something that sterilizes the population. There are some really evil people in this world.