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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Since its debut in 2012, CRISPR gene editing has held the promise of curing most of the over 6,000 known genetic diseases. Now it's being put to the test. In the first spate of clinical trials, scientists are using CRISPR/Cas9 to combat cancer and blood disorders in people.

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CRISPR is just the newest fad, much like miRNAs we're lauded as the cure for genetic illnesses when they were discovered.

Turns out CRISPR is prone to many of the same issues as miRNAs were, as you'd expect any sequence based process to be.

Maybe it'll work? Maybe it'll give 50% of the participants leukemia and will be shelved like past attempt?

I guess we'll find out.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2019-08-20 09:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Crispr Generation, their parents are in K-12 right now.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-20 07:05 PM | Reply

The first person to live to the age of 1,000 has already been born. Actually, I think that happened a few years back, according to Kerzweil.

#3 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-08-20 07:06 PM | Reply

The only thing they'll create is something that has to be killed.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-20 07:31 PM | Reply

"The only thing they'll create is something that has to be killed.

#4 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM "

And impossible to answer ethical questions.

#5 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-20 07:58 PM | Reply

Can't be both, though. If killing is the answer, the question isn't impossible to answer.

I suspect killing isn't the answer, but the question of "what makes a person a person" will certainly come into play... especially as a canard towards establishing fetal personhood.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-20 08:07 PM | Reply

Khaaaaaaannnn!

#7 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-25 08:44 AM | Reply

The first person to live to the age of 1,000 has already been born. Actually, I think that happened a few years back, according to Kerzweil.

#3 | Posted by rstybeach

The child should most definitely been named "Methuselah." The one in Genesis was said to have lived to be 969 years old.

Ray Kurzweil? What a genius inventor! Musicians the world over laud him for making high quality, quickly accessible/playable digital samples a reality. Among his other inventions was the first text to speech device for blind people. Quite the visionary.

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-08-26 12:50 AM | Reply

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