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China’s genetic modification of humans

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China’s genetic modification of humans has created mutant babies, scientists claim....

Dec 04, 2019 

Last year, biophysicist He Jiankui edited the DNA of twin girls called Lulu and Nana in a bid to make them immune to HIV. But scientists have now claimed the process may have failed and created mutations with effects could be impossible to predict...

https://metro.co.uk/2019/12/04/chinas-genetic-modification-humans-created-mutant-babies-scientists-claim-11269307/?ito=newsnow-feed

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A particular gene called CCR5 was removed from their genetic code before birth. Getting rid of this gene has been shown to make mice smarter and may have an effect on the girls’ cognitive abilities.

The reports vary on this but the gist of the story is the father is HIV positive and he tried using the CRISPR to remove a gene and make them immune. It failed. 

They still don't know what the side effects are but the girls could have any number of chromosomal disorders. 

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14 minutes ago, Piney said:

The reports vary on this but the gist of the story is the father is HIV positive and he tried using the CRISPR to remove a gene and make them immune. It failed. 

They still don't know what the side effects are but the girls could have any number of chromosomal disorders. 

Good morning piney, so did you try coffee it help alot...

 

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42 minutes ago, The Eternal Flame said:

Good morning piney, so did you try coffee it help alot...

3 cups! 

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