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CRISPR: The end of Malaria and Zika and Mosquitoes

 
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 27 Nov, 2018 11:53 am
@edgarblythe,
think"how can we best enhance revenues?"
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 27 Nov, 2018 11:57 am
@rosborne979,
and just as everyone states how we shall be ******* with evolution, we do not know how the edited genes will interact with gene expressions in the future.

Im sure the Chinese will be producing people like ants {: )
rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 27 Nov, 2018 12:09 pm
@farmerman,
These are the first baby steps on the tip of the iceberg and they are already powerful and dangerous. I think Crispr types of gene manipulation are going to shake the foundation of population genetics and of life on this planet.
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Pamela Rosa
 
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2018 01:51 pm
Genetically Modified People Are Walking Among Us

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/01/sunday-review/crispr-china-babies-gene-editing.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fhealth&action=click&contentCollection=health&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=9&pgtype=sectionfront
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 6 Feb, 2019 10:11 am
A recent Article:

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-crispr-machines-that-can-wipe-out-entire-species

from the article wrote:
But that occurred in a time before a monumental, global upheaval in genetic engineering: the invention of CRISPR/Cas9 (or more simply "CRISPR") in 2012. CRISPR is a powerful genetic engineering tool, often referred to as a "pair of molecular scissors," because of how precisely it can cut and edit genes in almost any species.

And two years later, it would be CRISPR — and a turtle — that provided a Boston geneticist with a world-changing idea.... [portions removed]...

So in taming evolution, humanity is now the arbiter of the genetic realm. We've not just entered the game of genomes, we've ascended the throne. And though their release is likely several years away yet, our ability to craft CRISPR machines that drive species extinct or change them forever was something we could not have dreamed about just five years ago.

It isn't winter that's coming, but a revolutionary spring.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 6 Feb, 2019 05:50 pm
@rosborne979,
Id be gld to see the Emerald Ash Borer, the Marmorated Stinkbug, and the Spotted L:anternfly have a gene driver take a shot at distributing edited Apoptosis genes into their genomes and DIE.
The Intelligent Designer has given us so many invasive species in the Post Columbian Species Exchange.

Also, maybe we can give flippers to polar bears, noooo, juss kidding on that one.
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Leadfoot
 
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Reply Thu 7 Feb, 2019 07:11 am
And I was being reckless by thinking maybe we could get by with murdering the mosquitoe.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 13 Feb, 2019 01:24 pm
@Leadfoot,
Leadfoot wrote:
And I was being reckless by thinking maybe we could get by with murdering the mosquitoe.

Yes, FM seems to have a bit of insecticidal behavior hidden away.
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