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Sat Mar 20, 2021, 09:34 PM

While Binge Watching this weekend, finally watched Rampage - CRISPR gene editing- your thoughts?

Didn't realize that was the premise of the movie- animals infected with a pathogen that turns them into giants- makes them bigger, stronger. CRISPR technology was used to create the pathogen. CRISPR gene editing has been in the news this week.
Your thoughts?
Are you OK with gene editing? Where do we draw the line?

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China’s CRISPR twins might have had their brains inadvertently enhanced
New research suggests that a controversial gene-editing experiment to make children resistant to HIV may also have enhanced their ability to learn and form memories.

The brains of two genetically edited girls born in China last year may have been changed in ways that enhance cognition and memory, scientists say.

The twins, called Lulu and Nana, reportedly had their genes modified before birth by a Chinese scientific team using the new editing tool CRISPR. The goal was to make the girls immune to infection by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Now, new research shows that the same alteration introduced into the girls’ DNA, deletion of a gene called CCR5, not only makes mice smarter but also improves human brain recovery after stroke, and could be linked to greater success in school.

[link:https://www.technologyreview.com/2019/02/21/137309/the-crispr-twins-had-their-brains-altered/|

By the way, this may have security implications, It has been said the Vladimir Putin has talked about using this technology to create super soldiers.
I've seen the super soldier movie before, it never ends well.

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Celerity Mar 2021 #1
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Blue_playwright Mar 2021 #3

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Sat Mar 20, 2021, 09:47 PM

1. It is eventually going to be a dystopian nightmare. Zero doubt about that.

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Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:33 PM

2. It's the same with every human discovery back to gunpowder.

Or maybe making iron. Plows or swords.

Depends how it is used.

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Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:43 PM

3. Did these people not watch Wrath of Khan?

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