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    I’m just trying to get my head around something which has caused my head to spin. It is very late, and my eyes are drooping and my brain is overloaded, so will do some research and put something together about what I am reading tomorrow.
    You may all be very very interested about it.

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    CRISPR-Cas9.

    Haven’t got the time today to explain it all for you, so you’ll just have to Google it and find out for yourselves.

    But……..currently illegal in the UK and many other nations, it is available elsewhere…….

    Gene splicing. Etc etc. Very interesting stuff with amazing possibilities, but possible horrible downsides aswell.

    As mentioned, I don’t have the time at the moment to inform further, but have a wee look at it if it stirs your imagination.

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    Interesting but years away as Gleaner states. Aside from moral or theological implications it will create a hell hole down here if widely rolled out so they had better find a few more planets to colonize soon.

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    They have to run out of people to exploit down here first. We are the Borg, resistance is futile, you will be assimilated.

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    Engage👉

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    Update on this topic……
    For those interested…read (it is a heavy read)….
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRISPR
    Then have a look at this link…..
    http://theweek.com/articles/599237/genetic-breakthrough-that-could-change-humanity-explained

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    Getting less vitamin D, and mingling with the locals changed humanity, but as we can see it wasn’t necessarily for the better.

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    CRISPR can be used to edit genes on the human germ line, so that those changes are passed down through generations — permanently altering the human gene pool.

    What happened in China?
    A team at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou attempted to modify the germ line in dozens of human embryos, hoping to snip out a defective gene that causes a deadly blood disorder. The study caused shock waves in the scientific community — but also highlighted the practical difficulties of DNA editing in higher organisms. Of the 86 embryos used — all of which were nonviable — just four manifested the new gene designed to replace the defective one. Worse, there were inexplicable mutations in genes that weren’t targeted by the researchers. “The number of unintended effects is precisely why this technique is not appropriate for use in clinical applications,” bioethics professor R. Alta Charo told Wired.”

     

    Sounds bloody worrying to me!!!  & I completely agree with David Baltimore, about not being ready to ‘play’ about with actual lives until a lot more research has been done.

    Interestingly, stem cell technology has come a really long way, but still isn’t affordable nor used commercially.

    Probably because it saves to many lives! :wacko:

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    Point taken CB. I saw the info of what happened in China. I also noted that an American woman who is/was the head of some related pharma company actually flew to Brazil to have her ‘Gene’s spliced’. Ostensibly, because the US PTB haven’t flagged it for approval up there.
    Her telomere age was reduced from 40 to 25….. if that is measurable :unsure:
    But have to agree with you in the final event, that there has to be more research done before we start out down this road.
    However, what comes to mind here is what certain folk said about what perhaps would happen to people who travel on trains and pass through a tunnel :wacko:

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    Actually, it is what folk thought would happen if one were to travel faster than 30 mph on a train, ie, that they would suffocate! ……. which course immediately brought up the argument, “well, a horse goes faster than that”

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    I thought it was, ‘you would explode’ if you exceeded such an immense pace?

    Probably just the way I heard it :unsure:

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    Update, tonight’s headlines on online BBC…..

    http://www.bbc.com/news/health-40802147

     

     

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    Also, evidently, some breakthrough of some kind regarding cryogenic freezing! Using gold nano rods in the anti-freeze which they inject into you….a wonderful 10% success rate evidently. :wacko:

    Just wondering if they could skip the anti-freeze and gold rods and go with a bottle of Mortlach 70 yo Speyside meself :yahoo:

    Some people are wondering if they can still claim their winter heating allowance if they agree to go under the freeze :whistle:

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    The Mortlach, I will go with that G :-)

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    Definitely Bill!!! :good:

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