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Chinese Scientist Says He Successfully Edited Gene

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On Nov. 28, Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong that he had used CRISPR-Cas9 to disable copies of the CCR5 gene in human embryos, in a bid to prevent the embryos’ father from transmitting his HIV infection.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/12/06/a-chinese-scientist-says-hes-edited-babies-genes-what-are-the-rights-of-the-genetically-modified-child/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0d974f8bcb37
Photo Credit: Kin Cheung/AP
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Do you think this is ethical?
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A possible cure to HIV and people are questioning ethics??
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I don't think so
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Messing with people’s genetics is a dangerous game. If you end up ruining their immune system in the long term they it will be stuck in their genetic code and will be passed on to their children essentially you would have created a brand new disease for humanity.
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If this is true he should win a nobel prize.
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Pharmaceutical companies don't like when you actually find a cure.
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Amazing achievement! A hope for the future.
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Anybody against this because of ethics should shut up. My dad brother died from this disease and this is groundbreaking. We are not in the 90's anymore. It's the future.
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If this is true, they will be writing him in the history books. If not, he will be blacklisted by the scientific community.
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Cancer cures have been suppressed also to keep the money coming. That's why we mostly have managing drugs.
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If you are against the progress and new findings of science, please go back to living in the bushes again.
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I hope this man stays alive and no one tries to take him out.
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