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First Human Embryos Edited in U.S.

Ashodin

Member
Hence why I brought up the vaccine angle.

For everything I've seen, the tech will become as cheap as possible to be given out (as you can currently see the struggling male contraceptive is eventually going to become, killing the female contraceptive market).
 

Ether_Snake

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Have they been able to correct genes in animals to prevent diseases or handicaps and such?
 
Brave new world coming


Godlike reference
 

erragal

Member
Have they been able to correct genes in animals to prevent diseases or handicaps and such?

It's in the article. The ' get in at the beginning' strategy was used in 2013 on a mouse successfully.

Humans can't even handle melanin count. On the other hand, the rich control the propaganda. Sorry dark colored friends u still gonna be below genetically modified humans on the totem pole. What a raw deal.
 

TAJ

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Fuck this. If everyone has a huge penis then GAF members won't be special anymore.
 
Man

I knew the development of the Crispr/Cas9 technique would be game changing but it looks like things are moving faster than I imagined!!

And I knew it would move fast!
 
There's a lot of chicken-little over it right now, but the tide is going to turn on this one pretty quick. There are just too many cases where it would be completely and disgustingly unethical not to do it.
 

ameleco

Member
Maybe a dumb question, but what is stopping this from being done in already developed people? Cells form and die all the time so if you edited the information of the new cells and the old cells die, wouldn't the old information die along with it? Or would it create the same problem they already mentioned?
 
The report also offered qualified support for the use of CRISPR for making gene-edited babies, but only if it were deployed for the elimination of serious diseases.

The advisory committee drew a red line at genetic enhancements—like higher intelligence. “Genome editing to enhance traits or abilities beyond ordinary health raises concerns about whether the benefits can outweigh the risks, and about fairness if available only to some people,” said Alta Charo, co-chair of the NAS’s study committee and professor of law and bioethics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Yeah that part is super important.
 

D4Danger

Unconfirmed Member
It's amazing to think hereditary genetic diseases will likely be a thing of the past by the end of this century.
 

Acyl

Member
I mean this research is great. In the future, what's stopping a rich family from going to a country with less rules/enforcement on the tech and making an "enhanced" baby for a high price?
 

D4Danger

Unconfirmed Member
I'll say even sooner.

The medical advances are progressing at a staggering rate imo.

oh definitely the technology will be available sooner but it's going to take some serious political change for this to become routine.

I think eventually the technology will be so good and the results so important it will have to be accepted by society in the same way vaccinations are now (except for a few nutters)
 

BizzyBum

Member
We're part of the last generation of humans that will suffer based on our DNA mutations and the like. Neat.

Yeah neat, but not neat for us. lol

Another case of being born too soon. We all die within a century (usually a lot less then that) and to painful shit like cancer whereas humans a few generation from now will be modified to be beautiful, smart, and disease free and probably live for hundreds or even thousands of years due to medical advancements and anti-aging tech. This of course is predicated we don't fuck up the planet too much by then or go into a nuclear holocaust.

I feel jipped.
 

ISOM

Member
Yeah neat, but not neat for us. lol

Another case of being born too soon. We all die within a century (usually a lot less then that) and to painful shit like cancer whereas humans a few generation from now will be modified to be beautiful, smart, and disease free and probably live for hundreds or even thousands of years due to medical advancements and anti-aging tech. This of course is predicated we don't fuck up the planet too much by then or go into a nuclear holocaust.

I feel jipped.

You shouldn't feel jipped considering that the next generations will have to deal with worst climate change which can lead to war, famine, natural disasters and rising sea levels which may vanish large parts of various countries. It's definitely a trade off with the progress humanity is heading towards.
 
oh definitely the technology will be available sooner but it's going to take some serious political change for this to become routine.

I think eventually the technology will be so good and the results so important it will have to be accepted by society in the same way vaccinations are now (except for a few nutters)
If the US wants to drag its feet on this then other countries will gladly pick up the slack.

The huge brain drain will have economic effects such that the US will be forced to reverse course.
 

Oberon

Banned
Yeah neat, but not neat for us. lol

Another case of being born too soon. We all die within a century (usually a lot less then that) and to painful shit like cancer whereas humans a few generation from now will be modified to be beautiful, smart, and disease free and probably live for hundreds or even thousands of years due to medical advancements and anti-aging tech. This of course is predicated we don't fuck up the planet too much by then or go into a nuclear holocaust.

I feel jipped.

At least we got to witness the birth if Dank memes.
 

Hari Seldon

Gold Member
I bet 20 years from now we are going to see a mysterious influx of 7 foot tall white dudes in the NBA all born from billionaire parents.
 
The next cold war will be the gene war :(
Star Trek was an autobiography on society.

Eugenics Wars and the Bell Riots that started in San Francisco.

Bell Riots were in response to inhumane treatment experienced at sanctuaries - internment camps for the poor in major cities that were created by the US government to combat homelessness and unemployment.
 

Neo C.

Member
Yeah neat, but not neat for us. lol

Another case of being born too soon. We all die within a century (usually a lot less then that) and to painful shit like cancer whereas humans a few generation from now will be modified to be beautiful, smart, and disease free and probably live for hundreds or even thousands of years due to medical advancements and anti-aging tech. This of course is predicated we don't fuck up the planet too much by then or go into a nuclear holocaust.

I feel jipped.
Aubrey de Grey is still betting on him getting reversed aging, and he's older than me.
 

RMI

Banned
this is pretty awesome. I do CRISPR injections into (mouse) embryos for my work. Couldn't imagine doing it in humans, but if people are going to be doing ICSI or IVF to conceive anyway and you have got the embryos right there then why not. The only thing I would be concerned about is off-target effects, which in the mouse aren't a big deal (you breed a lot of mice in research and eventually can selectively breed out these types of things). In humans it would be a bit of a disaster. I suppose you could validate for this sort of thing in cell lines in advance of actually fixing the embryo. Still this is pretty awesome.

how much of an effect this is going to be on mankind is well.... it's probably not very much. But for individuals with the resources and means to do full sequencing to find out what if any deleterious mutations they have, it's going to basically solve potential serious problems for their kids at least. costs and technical barriers might come down enough eventually to make it more accessible, but it'll take time.
 

valeu

Member
finally. we're gonna need to be genetically modified badasses to live in space and on other planets and carry on our race. being weak earthlings, susceptible to diseases and aging, and having fragile bodies and minds is unacceptable. if you could go to a clinic today and modify your genetic code and come out a superman/woman, who wouldn't do it?
 
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