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Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:38 am

Experts have slammed a team of scientists in China who claim to have altered the DNA of twins to grant them immunity to HIV, the AIDS virus.

Researchers from across the world have labelled the experiment 'irresponsible', with many calling into question the perverse moral and ethical implications.

One British scientist, who described the experiment as 'monstrous', said the researchers involved were playing 'genetic Russian Roulette' with healthy babies.

Gene editing is banned in Britain, the US many other parts of the world, largely because its long-term effects on mental and physical health are poorly understood.

The technique carries the risk that altered DNA will warp other genes - potentially dangerous mutations that may then be passed down to future generations.

The DNA of twin girls was altered with the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR, project lead scientist Dr He Jiankui said.

He claimed the babies, named LuLu and Nana, were born a few weeks ago and have a resistance to infection with HIV, the AIDS virus.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6429665/Experts-condemn-irresponsible-experiment-saw-scientists-edit-twins-DNA.html
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Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:39 am

You got to break eggs to make an omelette
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Post by eddie on Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:32 am

Shouldn’t interfere with human beings without their consent. That’s just wrong.

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:42 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:You got to break eggs to make an omelette

some one reded that... Suspect Suspect Suspect Suspect
I was about to post the exact same comment Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz
so a green from me  alien

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Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:55 pm

veya_victaous wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:You got to break eggs to make an omelette

some one reded that... Suspect Suspect Suspect Suspect
I was about to post the exact same comment Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz
so a green from me  alien

But on the other hand....you can't unscramble an egg
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Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:55 pm

eddie wrote:Shouldn’t interfere with human beings without their consent. That’s just wrong.

Yes, something morally wrong.

I wonder how the Koreans are getting on with their human head transplant experiments?
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Post by veya_victaous on Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:01 am

HoratioTarr wrote:
veya_victaous wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:You got to break eggs to make an omelette

some one reded that... Suspect Suspect Suspect Suspect
I was about to post the exact same comment Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz
so a green from me  alien

But on the other hand....you can't unscramble an egg

you can't fix the shell once it's cracked either....

or close the gate when the horse has bolted  Suspect
and in the case of this sort of tech the gate is open and the horse is gone

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