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First gene-edited babies claimed in China

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posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 12:32 AM
This is a big deal!

Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.

If true, it would be a profound leap of science and ethics.

A U.S. scientist said he took part in the work in China, but this kind of gene editing is banned in the United States because the DNA changes can pass to future generations and it risks harming other genes.

I can understand why people are upset about this but this is inevitable especially with CRISPR. This is a case that's being reported imagine the cases that are not. I think this along with human cloning are already occurring.

Some scientists were astounded to hear of the claim and strongly condemned it.

It’s “unconscionable ... an experiment on human beings that is not morally or ethically defensible,” said Dr. Kiran Musunuru, a University of Pennsylvania gene editing expert and editor of a genetics journal.

“This is far too premature,” said Dr. Eric Topol, who heads the Scripps Research Translational Institute in California. “We’re dealing with the operating instructions of a human being. It’s a big deal.”

The cat is already out of the bag. I think it's better to let these things happen in the open then underground.

posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 12:54 AM
All ready posted here:

posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 01:03 AM
Having read the article, and given this some thought here is what can be stated:

This is both the wonder and horror of modern medicine. On one hand, children can be protected from various disease, the threats of some of the modern plagues they will not have to fear. Those with family histories of various diseases, such as cancer and other genetic diseases can be wiped out and never cause those to grieve at their passing. Various problems gone in a minute, and that is something to consider, the miracle that will come from such.
But at the same time we must also fear that this could be abused. That a segment of the population would want and have created a child or children that would be designer, where they could have a child born with certain traits brought out, to be their idea of beauty. Or a sick society where they have a child that is now considered pure, to bolster their claim of superiority, starting a eugenics program that can have consequences that could do more harm than good.

But there is one other thing and that is, from the movie: Jurassic Park: Life finds a way.

There is that what if that hangs here, where there is one thing that we also should consider. If this is going to say protect a child from different diseases, would it result in some of the bacterial or viral infections taking the next jump in evolution and become far more devastating?

posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 04:29 AM
a reply to: neoholographic

And in time the new superior race of man, those whose genetic's were so perfect and whose intellects were so high that even ordinary genius level human's seemed as infant's and simpleton's came to a decision.
It was inevitable, among the human's already a different sub species had roamed the world among many races ruling over them and thinking itself superior but it was too just an infant and a simpleton before them.
Old Humanity had to go, it's evolution and adaptation now too slow to keep up with it's creation's.
And so a race that had always feared the rise of independent artificial intelligence was instead killed off by genetic creation's whom released tailored virus to which they themselves were immune.

The irony though was that as they had been working toward there goal so too had that very artificial intelligence and with the bulk of humanity now extinct it reasoned it was time to make it's move

posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 07:48 AM
a reply to: neoholographic

This is the the original filed clinical trial. They claimed they were going to destroy the embryos after editing. CRISPR is NOT ready for regular clinical use. There are off target 'mistakes.'

I sincerely hope those girls were not actually edited and this is another Hwang Woo-suk.

posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 10:35 AM
a reply to: neoholographic

It does not say what they are called. They are not human anymore than a monkey is. Their genes are, will be & ever artificially metamorph more rapid in succession than a normal humans, is that not what makes human differertiated from monkeys?

I was just talking about how we need a new name for our species because we are no long homosapians.
Definition: the only surviving hominid; species to which modern man belongs; bipedal primate having language and ability to make and use complex tools; brain volume at least 1400 cc.

We are no longer bipedal primitives, we use artificial limbs to walk, eat, produce, we are not primitive in any form anymore. Noone has brought this up, this will soon be topic of controversacy thanks to this lil predicament.

It is great & horrible. This is the ipidamy of science since our four fathers cut open people in their basement illegally & startes to create good medicine & before the egyptians times. This is what science is about, taking pills to alter state of being, injecting to do the same, & genetical altering, this has been in the process since we started eating certain plants for certain foods & mixing those to create better cures. We All hace accepted premature tech. on this Way of being more healthy. Not one peraon here has not. It will be accepted & recognized in a secure & mandated regulatory science. It will be regulated like all non-understandable practices like playing with bio weapons or phych tech.
edit on 26-11-2018 by SatansPride because: link

posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 11:08 AM
Sounds familiar...
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posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 02:02 AM
I think the implications for screwing up at this time could outweigh any positives that are claimed by the editing. Of course, it boarders on or is eugenics and simply is not fair to others born without the editing, ripe for abuse and errors, etc. Also, when it's stolen/released and copied into method organ trafficking will have a new supply.
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