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Re: CRISPR

Postby wildrose » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:43 am

Patent Battle Over CRISPR Gene Editing
Let the intellectual property wars begin!
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Re: CRISPR

Postby wildrose » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:41 am

What you need to know about CRISPR | Ellen Jorgensen
Interesting discussion of this amazing technology.
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Re: CRISPR

Postby a2z » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:43 pm

The $140 Mail-Order CRISPR Kit: Is Unregulated Biohacking the Future of Science?
This sounds like fun! :thumb:
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Re: CRISPR

Postby wildrose » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:41 am

a2z: Fortunately the amount of knowledge it takes to even get started with this kind of biohacking is beyond the capacity of most people. Experimenting with biological materials is potentially dangerous and I'd hate to imagine what terrorist groups might try to do with this kind of technology. That said, I think the potential good outweighs the probable bad, but there are a lot of unknowns when it comes to this kind of technology.
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Re: CRISPR

Postby wildrose » Sat May 13, 2017 8:47 am

SILICON VALLEY’S QUEST TO LIVE FOREVER
Can billions of dollars’ worth of high-tech research succeed in making death optional?
There has been a lot of progress in the fields of biology and medicine and it seems that we're on the verge of being able to extend the lifespan, but we're not there yet. CRISPR is a promising technology, but it's not completely clear how it will be used to do much of anything yet. There's just a lot of speculation.
The advent of crispr, a gene-editing tool, has given researchers confidence
that we’re on the verge of the gene-therapy era. George Church and his
Harvard postdocs have culled forty-five promising gene variants, not only
from “super centenarians”—humans who’ve lived to a hundred and ten—but also
from yeast, worms, flies, and long-lived animals.

The problem is that not only are mammals complicated, but our DNA isn't terribly well organized. It's all mixed up and it's almost as if different languages were used to code various parts of the genome so that it almost seems incoherent. In fact, it seems to be quite buggy with certain parts of the genome undermining the function of other parts of the genome.
And we don’t even know how many types of cells there are! Creating a human
is not nearly as easy as creating an A.I., because we’re so very
confusingly and *unintelligently* designed by random changes acted upon by
natural selection.

link:
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/03/silicon-valleys-quest-to-live-forever
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Re: CRISPR

Postby shadylady » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:31 pm

CRISPR and the Future of Human Evolution
The question beginning with IF near the end of the video, probably should have had WHEN at the beginning instead. The ethical questions regarding the use of technology to alter genetics are exaggerated and in the future they won't seem to be that big of a deal, but at this point some people fear the unfamiliar a little more than they should.
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Re: CRISPR

Postby wildrose » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:10 am

Scientists Edit Human Embryos for First Time in US
The USA should lift restrictions so we don't get left behind by the Chinese. Like any technology, there are good uses and bad uses for CRISPR and designer babies aren't necessarily a bad thing. I can't imagine parents wanting to endow their offspring with bad features which would hurt them in any way.
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Re: CRISPR

Postby MojaveMike » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:43 am

Scientists edit DNA in human embryos
wildrose: I agree. The whole hysteria over "designer babies" is ridiculously overblown. I'm seeing this as 99.9% a good thing.
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Re: CRISPR

Postby cactuspete » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:01 am

11 Incredible Things CRISPR Has Helped Us Achieve in 2017
CRISPR is an exciting new technology and we can expect to see lots of interesting applications!
The CRISPR//Cas9 gene editing tool has quickly earned a reputation as a revolutionary technology, and its merits support the clout. This year has, in fact, seen so many CRISPR-related breakthroughs that it’s worthwhile to take a step back and take in all of the many accomplishments.

LINK: https://futurism.com/11-incredible-things-crispr-has-helped-us-achieve-in-2017/
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