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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 06:56 PM

CRSPR Existed, But Nobel Prize Winner Jennifer Doudna Used It To Edit Genes In All of Life

She got her Nobel Prize for Chemistry because she was the first to consistently SEE RNA by refining crystallographic methods, then through that photography, study its atomic components, folds, and map RNA to see how it works in the trillion year war between bacteria and viruses.

Without Jennifer Doudna's atomic mapping of RNA, the world wouldn't have been able to use CRSPR to disable the coronavirus. Her RNA work created CRSPR Cas9, that targets, slices and mends genetic codes. It was Emmanuelle Charpentier who read her work, discovered the enzyme tracRNA and collaborated with her to use it to guide the Cas9 enzyme to the targeted gene to be edited.

The Swedish Academy wasted no time crediting them with the means to solve mankind's problems in the world of microbes, and awarded them both in October, 2020.

Biotech will now have a greater future impact than digital tech has had. And women did it -- understanding how life works.





At the 4:00 mark, Emmanuelle Charpentier explains her work.




Walter Isaacson, great biographer of Steve Jobs, Einstein and others, learned from Doudna's lab assistants to edit genes using CRSPR.

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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 10:54 PM

1. This discovery will cure natural death

Iím serious

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Response to Cicada (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:17 PM

2. Ya think? Is there any info out there on this?

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Response to ancianita (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:41 AM

3. George Church is working on it




https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/achenblog/wp/2015/12/02/professor-george-church-says-he-can-reverse-the-aging-process/

That was 6 years ago.Since then Church has created a company to work on this. Allegedly to make dogs live longer but I donít think his real concern is dogs.

In the eighties a friend of mine, a cancer researcher at UCLA, told me he thought aging might come from cosmic radiation hitting and damaging our DNA, which he thought would mean we could nebver cure it, or it might be part of our dna, a built in plan to die. Animals which donít die canít evolve. If that were the case he thought we would find a way to fix it. He calculated that based on accident and murder rates in Los Angeles back then we could expect to live about 800 years. It amused him that it was like the biblical span.



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Response to Cicada (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 08:50 AM

4. Thanks!

I've read of venture capital being spent on cryogenics and longevity research, but only in books.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 09:42 AM

5. An amazing Discovery; brought to you by Science; and Women.

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