Gene Editing Might Change What Being Human Actually Means

Attempts to distill the essence of “selfhood” have occupied philosophers for centuries. Consensus has been fleeting at best, but is likely to get even harder as genetic tools allow us to tweak our bodies and potentially our minds. DNA-based technology’s entry into the mainstream has been picking up lately. Just last week, the FDA approved a … Continue reading Gene Editing Might Change What Being Human Actually Means

Scientists Have Created A Way to “Delete” DNA in Living Cells

IN BRIEF Our DNA has "dark matter" of its own: the non-coding DNA that covers about 99 percent of our genetic code. New techniques utilizing CRISPR created "molecular scissors" that can snip out pieces of non-coding DNA, and may be able to target disease-causing genes. EDITING THE BODY’S BLUEPRINT - CRISPR-Cas9 is the most advanced and … Continue reading Scientists Have Created A Way to “Delete” DNA in Living Cells

The White House Is Playing Word Games With New Gene-Editing Science And Fully Intends To Manufacture GMO People

Chinese scientists have succeeded in a rudimentary form of "gene editing," the first step toward the genetic engineering of human embryos, and permanent genomic changes that would flow down through the generations. Given the eugenic possibilities, the foreseen and unforeseen consequences, and our lack of wisdom in seeking to recreate ourselves, this should be considered an … Continue reading The White House Is Playing Word Games With New Gene-Editing Science And Fully Intends To Manufacture GMO People

DNA editing takes a serious step forward – for better or worse

The Power To Corrupt All Flesh—Both Man And Beast “As In The Days Of Noah” Has Returned: This Is No Longer Sci-Fi, Say Scientists. And It Cannot Be Stopped - skywatchtv.com It's a scenario that has haunted biologists since the dawn of the DNA age: the evil scientist custom-crafting a human being with test tubes and … Continue reading DNA editing takes a serious step forward – for better or worse