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DNA surgery on embryos removes disease

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Precise "chemical surgery" has been performed on human embryos to remove disease in a world first, Chinese researchers have told the BBC.

The team at Sun Yat-sen University used a technique called base editing to correct a single error out of the three billion "letters" of our genetic code.

They altered lab-made embryos to remove the disease beta-thalassemia. The embryos were not implanted.

The team says the approach may one day treat a range of inherited diseases.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41386849

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Awsome! This will lead to a perfect human species with 0 disease!

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2 hours ago, FlyingAngel said:

Awsome! This will lead to a perfect human species with 0 disease!

If stupidity can be cured...... 

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2 hours ago, Parsec said:

If stupidity can be cured...... 

Stupidity is a lack of knowledge and knowledge can be acquired.

Edited by Ashyne
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Will it fix LGBTP?

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5 hours ago, seanjo said:

Will it fix LGBTP?

this world wide virus must be cured first.

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10 hours ago, Ashyne said:

Stupidity is a lack of knowledge and knowledge can be acquired.

Well, mine was just a silly comment.

 

Nope, ignorance is a lack of knowledge, sometimes confused with stupidity. 

Close-mindeness can be "cured" by knowledge, but unfortunately with stupidy it's not as successful. 

 

There are stupid scholars, researchers and scientists and brilliant uneducated people. 

 

Now, defining what "stupidity" is, that's another topic altogether. 

And it diverts considerably from my first silly comment. 

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Hitler would be so proud. 

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4 hours ago, RayvenRed said:

Hitler would be so proud. 

Of curing diseases?

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6 hours ago, Rlyeh said:

Of curing diseases?

We must remove the Hitler gene from embryos.

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On 10/6/2017 at 5:06 PM, taniwha said:

We must remove the Hitler gene from embryos.

And eliminate all the SJW's, antifa's and PC crowd? Are you sure...

 

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On 10/10/2017 at 7:27 AM, seanjo said:

And eliminate all the SJW's, antifa's and PC crowd? Are you sure...

 

We need to eliminate the uncertainty gene.  Then people will accept...

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