Blog note: As in the days of Noah. All flesh was corrupted. Only Noah was perfect in his generation (not genetic corruption). End of note. Congrats on the new baby. Want to screen your baby’s DNA? Part Two in a Series. By Susan Scutti, CNN. Updated 9:23 AM ET, […]
Blog note: As in the days of Noah. All flesh was corrupted. Only Noah was perfect in his generation (no genetic corruption). End of note. Congrats on the new baby. Want to screen your baby’s DNA? Part One in a Series. By Susan Scutti, CNN. Updated 9:23 AM ET, […]
The road to enhancement, via human gene editing, is paved with good intentions. November 27, 2018 7.40am EST Updated November 29, 2018 10.11am EST. The Conversation. It appears that researchers in China have facilitated the birth of the first “designer baby” – actually babies, twin girls who are supposedly genetically resistant to […]
Wrapping up 2018 What I learned at work this year By Bill Gates (article excerpt) The next epidemic In 1918, the Spanish flu killed 50 million people worldwide. It still ranks as one of the deadliest natural disasters ever. I had hoped that hitting the 100th anniversary of this epidemic […]
China’s win-at-all-costs approach suggests it will follow its own dangerous path in biomedicine December 17, 2018 6.38am EST. The Conversation. The world was shocked by Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s recent claim that he’d brought to term twin babies whose genes – inheritable by their own potential descendants – he had modified as embryos. The […]
As in the days of Noah. All flesh had become corrupted. Noah was the only one ‘perfect’ in his generation (genetics). Watchman Report: Crispr Technologies A ‘Thank You’ to a fellow ‘watchman-on-the-wall.” !
CRISPR isn’t just for editing human embryos, it also works for plants and bugs If you’ve been stunned by all the alarming reports of gene-edited babies, you might have the impression that the only purpose of CRISPR, the genetic technology that enables biologists to edit DNA, is meddling […]