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Old 04-23-2015, 09:02 AM
 
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Rumors have been buzzing for months that a team of Chinese researchers was intending to edit the genes of a human embryo. According to a study published this week in Protein & Cell, the rumors are true. And though the researchers took pains, there’s no doubt that they’ve opened an ethical can of worms that will pit scientists against one another for years to come.
For The First Time, Researchers Edit The Genes Of Human Embryos | Popular Science
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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Bring on the future... genetic engineering will be a helpful tool going forward...
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Old 04-26-2015, 08:47 AM
 
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Bring on the future... genetic engineering will be a helpful tool going forward...
The potential is amazing when you consider that diabetes could possibly be eradicated. What's troubling, though, is that the Chinese are not known for their ethical concerns so this dream future could very well turn in to a nightmare.

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Old 04-27-2015, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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This is a good example at to why 2020 will be the biotech revolution or life 2.0
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Replicants are only a generation away.

Which means the Blade Runners won't be far behind.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:08 AM
 
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Replicants are only a generation away.

Which means the Blade Runners won't be far behind.
Just like in Blade Runner, Replicants will potentially be smarter and stronger than us. One has to wonder, with their higher intellect will they muse at how reckless we humans were to create them?

Recall this touching scene from the cult classic Blade Runner in which Replicant Roy Batty displays that he's actually, more human than humans.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARPCjp0ppEE


"I've… seen things you people wouldn't believe… Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those… moments… will be lost in time, like [small cough] tears… in… rain. Time… to die…"
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Just like in Blade Runner, Replicants will potentially be smarter and stronger than us. One has to wonder, with their higher intellect will they muse at how reckless we humans were to create them?
Higher intellect is debatable. And higher intelligence doesn't always mean more wisdom.
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:42 PM
 
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Replicants are only a generation away.
This technology is advancing exponentially so not even that long. Maybe 5-15 years.
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Old 05-01-2015, 11:38 AM
 
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Does anyone else find it a little odd that so many people are freaked about by GMO wheat but are perfectly okay with GMO humans?
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:25 PM
 
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Does anyone else find it a little odd that so many people are freaked about by GMO wheat but are perfectly okay with GMO humans?
Here in North Carolina people will only get upset if they find out that dogs or cats are being genetically modified.
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