US Scientists Made A Genetically Modified Human Embryo

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This is the first confirmed case of the gene editing of human embryos in the US and it gets scientists one step closer to the ability to create genetically engineered humans. Researchers in Portland, Oregon have used a powerful gene editing tool called CRISPR to create genetically modified human embryos, MIT Technology Review reported in an exclusive.

CRISPR, which is often compared to the cut-and-paste function on a word processor, is a powerful and comparatively new genetic engineering technique that allows scientists to make specific, targeted changes to the DNA of a plant, animal, or human. It’s relatively cheap and easy to use and has the potential to cure a wide range of diseases, such as muscular dystrophy or HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). But scientists seem to be using it to create designer humans and animals instead leading to ethics questions.

In 2015, Chinese scientists used CRISPR to make muscled beagles. But even beyond the often-stated fear that gene editing will lead to a world of designer babies and “genetic have-nots,” CRISPR is still new and may have consequences we don’t understand.

Several countries have a ban or at least some type of regulation on gene editing in human embryos, although as the use of CRISPR speeds up in the lab, regulations, and viewpoints continue to evolve as well. Earlier this year, the US National Academy of Sciences said that editing the DNA of human embryos could be allowed in order to cure disease, with certain safeguards in place; and scientists are going ahead.

According to Motherboard, teams in China have edited human embryos at least three times, and earlier this year, a Chinese team reported another first: using CRISPR to correct genetic mutations in three normal human embryos. (Previous tests were done on non-viable embryos that couldn’t have produced children. According toTechnology Review, the US experiment destroyed embryos after a few days, with no intention to implant them.) Scientists in the US watched developments in China “with a combination of awe, envy, and some alarm,” Technology Review reported.

It looks like Americans were more than eager to try CRISPR for themselves. And the creation of a gene-modified human could happen anytime. Hopefully, scientists will use the technology for the greater good and actually cure viruses and illnesses rather than to create perfect humans in jars.

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  • Not only that we can make a human that is fully regenerative, but it would cut lifetime in half (Due to RNA modifications).

    • SP_88

      Wouldn’t life span depend on how much regeneration took place? For instance, someone who had to regrow limbs and other parts a bunch of times would have a shorter lifespan than if they kept regeneration to a bare minimum, wouldn’t they?
      Plus, this could probably be overcome eventually with enough research and development.

      • Rey d’Tutto

        No, it is actually allele length that determines a cell’s limit on mitosis. Every time a cell splits, some of the alleles are trimmed. Eventually, this modifies the coding for an essential protein, and the cell then dies.
        Bacteria do not have this issue, but our differentiated multicellular division does.

        • tonye

          Well, we’ll just have to have a talk with those Alleles…. maybe have them make more Alleles.

        • Gavincurtis

          Rey, what about parts of the body that are damaged and cells have to multiply to repair, from your knowledge does this cause premature aging? Is there a limit that can be reached whereas the cells will no longer replicate to heal? Not doubting you, it is a question I have had that nobody has been able to answer so far and you seen well versed on the topic. In summary, do our cells go into a different “mode” for healing that does not take a toll on the biological clock?

  • It is not the science we should judge, it is the people at the top having this scientific technology in their hands and how they use it.

    • darkhorse

      well, they need something as they’ve been culling the human herd….

  • Designer babies are about to appear.

    • gabe

      And they will live in moms basement eating hot-pockets when they are in their 30s too.

      • They will stay in place until they die if they are lucky enough to inherit a debt-free house, which will be likely if their parents had enough money to have them designed.

        • gabe

          Never underestimate the power of an estate tax from a greedy criminal law makers.

          • Estate tax can only take what they can find.

          • gabe

            True but with so much digital information do not fool yourself, it is really hard to hide assets from the government.

          • Not if you don’t engage in either showing it off or transactions that make it accessible. Digital information isn’t different from non-digital information, information is fungible. There is already more information in government databases than they have the expertise to make use of. To put it in the vernacular, their reach exceeds their grasp. Even Google is starting to show an inability to manage data. I see it in a spellchecker that can’t find words that are spelled correctly, offering others that are spelled differently, on a regular basis. This is pretty obvious when their search engine can find the word that is spelled correctly, but the on-screen spell checker cannot. Their grasp of technical terms has been slipping severely of late.

          • gabe

            Well I hope you are correct but I trust government to do one thing and one thing only. Squeeze the people out of every penny they can.

          • If you trust them to do it, why should they stop?
            I don’t trust the government to do anything because they are generally more incompetent than any other large organization, but I do expect them to give what they do a try. If more of us make it clearer to more of them that we don’t want them to do what they do, maybe some of them would stop. We can’t know until we try.

  • darkhorse

    Bet this has been going on for a LONG TIME……………..

  • hyperzombie

    Well, some progress at least.

    • elbustaroyjetspeekerson

      Urine idiot.

      • hyperzombie

        Did you not read the article? 1000s of life ending genetic disorders can be eliminated using this tech, and I am the idiot for wanting people to have a full life?

        • emptymag

          You have got to be kidding. you have NO idea what the crazy idiots in the field have planned for the human race. Now they won’t have to send your children to school to be dumbed down, they’ll do it in your womb! Then you’ll have a family of deadheads!

          • Damo

            Might that explain your condition?

          • They won’t need a womb with test tubes.

          • Cynical Old Bastard

            No. This person is not kidding. This is the reality of what we’re up against.

  • Mike

    pandoras box once opened can never be closed again.

    • gabe

      I wish I knew that before I got married…

      • Mike

        ha

  • Cynical Old Bastard

    I want a baby with six arms, tiny hands, and double articulated elbows.

    Are these models available on Amazon yet?

    • emptymag

      Naaw, how about an octo-kid? 8 tentacles with claws & suction cups that walks the Earth? Put my order in!

      • Cynical Old Bastard

        With built in 1/2 and 9/16 wrenches? And a teflon tape, duct tape, JB weld, and baling wire dispenser? Gotta have a I-can’t-reach-it magnet too. Chainsaw and logspliitter attachment sold separately.

        Hell yeah! I’m in! Two please.

        Tentacles is a… well… it’s genius.

        The rest of you fuckers out there? Sit back and watch us design a practical baby.

        • emptymag

          Break out the test tubes & beakers ! Let’s get to work. 1st project should be a new politician. ideas?

          • Cynical Old Bastard

            I hate politicians.

            Rather have a tractor Mechanic or a weed puller. Fruit-tree pruner would also be nice.

          • emptymag

            You’re right. Any of those would be more valuable. Still going to have to work out something for the politician…maybe combined with a septic cleaner/truck driver? Pig washer?

          • Cynical Old Bastard

            Think outside the box, EM. Go green. I’m not a genius but I am evil. Or so I’m told.

            Politicians=pigs. Pigs=lard. Lard=rendered oil. Rendered oil=biodiesel.

            Problem solved.

          • emptymag

            OK. Conceded. Shit now I’ve got to find me a diesel truck. I can’t let the resources go to waste!

          • Cynical Old Bastard

            LMAO. Nice.

            It ain’t just the trucks and tractors either! It also makes fine lamp oil as well as soap. Transesterification is just about the same process as Saponification. One is fuel and one cleans your body.

            Brother, when these modern day preppers think about prepping they all go the route of stocking up on stuff. None learn how to make or grow it on their own. Then they say they are self-sufficient and prepared because they bought all this stuff from other folks.

            But what happens when the supplies run out?

            I have not purchased a bar of store-bought soap in more than thirty years. I make it myself. Teach it to children. Actual classes. Gardening and food preservation as well. Grow most of my own food too. Have chickens, fruit trees, vegetable garden, and everything.

            This is not a game to me. Well… I like playing around on the interweb and joking with folks, but I am deadly serious when it comes to stuff like this. Serious enough that I have an actual hunting bow I personally made from a tree I cut. I bought the arrows, but that is not cheating. I used the resources.

            I am not playing. I don’t generally talk about this shit nor do I make youtube videos on how to do this shit. In effect, I am not trying to sell anything at all.

            I simply don’t care about any of that stuff.

            Ain’t no 911 to save me in my life. When I fuck up I will die for my mistake. Asking nothing! My life. My choices. You folks make your own.

            If your personal choice happens to conflict with mine? I will warn you when you reached the limits of my tolerance. I will also go out of my way to avoid you… this is the very essence of the Constitution!

            But if you step onto my rights and try to tell me that yours supersede mine… well I can educate you in that subject as well. A short-lived and very permanent education. I do not play, threaten, nor posture.

            Not you, EM. Not directed at you in any way. It’s for all those other fuckers out there. Started this out with humorous intent. Preachy side got a hold of me.

          • emptymag

            COB, I understand 100%. I also follow the constitution more than I see in our fellow citizens. I appreciate preachy also. I’ve learned more from my elders than I ever did in school. Hell, last time I made soap I was in the Boy Scouts. That was more than a few decades ago. I wish I could follow you around a bit. Pickup on some better ways of accomplishing life’s goals. Stuck here in Motown for another 1.5 years then out west to Arizona.

          • Cynical Old Bastard

            Hang on a few, brother. I have things I must do before it freezes tonight but I shall respond to this… more than in a passing, dismissive way too.

          • If it is freezing tonight, you are several weeks overdue to head south.

          • Cynical Old Bastard

            Brother, I think you just nailed the whole problem here. People think in abstract concepts. Or, if you prefer, “what ifs.” What if the grid goes down? What if we can’t buy food from the store? Where will our light come from? How will we heat our homes? Feed our children?

            All very real and valid fears.

            Other people feed these fears and profit from them. The grid is in danger! Nuclear war is imminent! CMEs! This is how you can survive! Give us money! Buy stuff from us! Buy our gold! We will save you!

            Governments do this. Corporations do this. Religions do this.

            You see this on every channel and website you go to. This is what you should know. This is what you should buy. This is how to protect your electronics in the event of a grid-down scenario. Must haves. Must sees. Must watch. Live this way and all your problems are solved. Only $19.95 plus shipping and handling! But wait! There’s more! Blahblahblah. All talk. No substance.

            These are the real predators among us… and the sheeple lap it up.

            Get downright hostile if anyone dares to question the sensibilities of the need for cellphones and GPS units when all the power goes out. Question the sanity and knowledge of people who already live this way. Call us crazy. Make laws against us. “That guy doesn’t have running water or electricity and makes his own soap and raises his own food! He’s a witch and a sexual predator! Burn him! Throw him in jail! He’s a danger to society!”

            But I do have running water and electricity. I just don’t buy it from TPTSNB. I do make my own soap… and ya know what? It’s better than theirs. Proven fact. People come to me and ask for it. The little girls next door won’t use anything but. I don’t sell it nor do I feel it would fit in with my my own “crazy” set of morals to do so. I will, however teach someone how to do it. Absolutely free of charge and with no strings attached. Well, they do have to supply the
            materials

            It took me many years to learn what I truly am. Hell, it took a small child to finally teach me that lesson, too. I’m not a “Prepper.” I am an educator. Not a teacher or a preacher. No knowledge I’ve gained is for sale. Not at any price! To do so would put my singular concept of a soul in danger of becoming my concept of evil. This I cannot–WILL NOT–do.

            Despite it being the most valuable possession a person can own, and the only thing which he or she can take to the grave, knowledge is something to be freely shared. Not something from which to be profited and exploited for personal monetary gain, but rather, to impart to others and perhaps learn from them as well. Educators do not dictate. They do not force their way of thinking or personal set of values upon their “students.” This is a reprehensible act!

            An educator and a student (or group thereof) are a cohesive unit. A symbiote. One simply cannot exist without the other. AND BOTH LEARN. This is not even open to any debate.

            If the educator is not learning at the same time as “teaching” then he or she is not an educator, but rather, a dictator.

            Shit. There I went again. Sorry. This is one of the subjects very near and dear to me. Momma always said I missed my calling. Not so sure Momma was correct. Fairly certain she wasn’t.

            When you head down to AZ let me know (assuming somebody don’t pop a nuke on out heads). Pass through KS (’bout have to from motown) and you’ll have a free stopover. Kids, dogs, cats, chickens, macaws and spider monkeys are all welcome. No extra charge. Family is family no matter the species. Got no TV, but I’ll tell y’all all about my (Pentecostal preacher) Momma… and the Wal-Mart… and the KY jelly… and her speaking in tongues against me and casting out my demons right there in the Wal-Mart checkout line. Yep. She shamma-lamma-ding-donged me right there in an East Texas Wal-Mart. Even laid hands upon me! Demons was popping outta every pore on my body and runnin’ for the door! Security was going crazy. One of the funniest things I ever saw.

            I have lots of those stories. Ron White ain’t got nothing on me. Mine generally start out like this, “So there I was… mindin’ my own business… when all of a sudden…”

        • That would be when the metric system is embraced.

  • SP_88

    I wonder what they are doing with all their mistakes. I wonder if there is some government lab full of genetically modified human defects that are living in some prison, and being experimented on. I don’t believe that they destroyed every single embryo. And I think this has been going on for years. Long enough that they most likely have people who were modified.

    • Amanda Ham

      I think that’s how we got our congress…

      • emptymag

        That WOULD explain s lot.

    • It would probably be similar to what happens to disappeared children at Bohemian Grove.

  • mizslocombe

    “Hopefully, scientists will use the technology for the greater good and actually cure viruses and illnesses rather than to create perfect humans in jars.”

    Yeah, because we humans are known for choosing our higher nature over monetary gain. {/sarcasm}

    • It is hard for them to cure things when they are still inventing them.

  • Marylee Harkins

    I am in my 50s,& try to see the glass half full.But it’s getting harder& harder to find inner peace. Genetically modified,babys.Plain & simpler the world has gone mad.It’s a world I don’t recognize anymore,& don’t really care to.I’m not trying to stick my head in the sand,but this is INSANITY!

    Sincerely
    Getting tired of this message we call earth
    We have raped , plundered,and that ask “What can were do to save the planet!
    I’m not overly religious,but,I think the wrath of God is getting ready.Enjoy you materialistic toys now,while you can.

  • Marylee Harkins

    AGREED MIKE, PANDORAS BOX. WELL SAID!

  • It is not Paranoia

    Not cool.

  • emptymag

    Well said.

  • Gavincurtis

    I want the bio-clock in my arm that lets me live longer if I pay my fees.

    • Why would it be in your arm?

      • Gavincurtis

        It was reference to the Orwellian type movie IN TIME. Government takes total control of citizens by bioengineering a clock in their bodies that makes them die at age 21. If they are productive citizens that pay tax to the central bank, it then adds time to keep them living.

        • Being dystopian doesn’t make it Orwellian, especially when Orwell never wrote anything of the sort.

          • Gavincurtis

            Whatever floats your boat.

          • Idiocy in referencing and comparison has nothing to do with anything that went down like the Titanic.

  • irishslave

    Their mocking of the MASTER, and HIS power of creation won’t last very much longer. They can’t (create), only pervert….