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Are we really playing god when we are trying to fix genetic problems

Should we just embrace gene editing in humans?

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Danny9 4 Jan 28
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Ever seen the movie GATTACA?

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Yes, though with caution.

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I want a bigger Johnson! CRISPR to the rescue

Are we brothers? There’s a catch by enhancing other parts of your body you’ll lose IQ percentage. Would you take it?

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It is going to happen. People will do things just because they can without ever really wondering if they really should.

I do think gene editing should be regulated, studied and modification procedures should have to be approved by an ethics panel. However, it should move forward in science. Just carefully.

I may be biased though, as I myself have a rare genetic mutation (Stargardt's Disease) which caused partial blindness. Also in my family there is a predisposition for diabetes.

It is a lot easier to be against gene editing when you have not suffered or are not at risk from genetic anomalies.

That was a deep agreeable response. Hopefully gene editing will be right around the corner to the public

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Voted "yes" because repression of technology has hardly ever managed to do anything but distort it.....sure, if theres a way to abuse it, it will be...but it seems to me that repression only means the good of it is held back.

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So why the no votes?

Lack of trust for the elites, who will inevitably decide which genes to propagate.

@PBuck0145 seems to me that repression only insures that the "elites" have control.

I think the best thing to do is have underground labs so the public can be a part of it

What's needed and exists in some realms of science already, is an academic organization that works with the public to understand science.

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The video show the positives but not the potential negatives. It will be interesting to find out what they will be. Until then I'm neither yeah or nay.

Betty Level 7 Jan 28, 2022
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Why not gene therapy? I'm not so sure that this is playing god. Without using it we remain medically in the dark ages.

I also agree. Why have a technology that’s beneficial to our society and lock it up

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Does no good to fight or fret. Just do it and hope we can combat what evil stems from the ability.

Imagine if we change a part of our dna that isn’t noticeably detectable like having more of a psychopathic tendency. “Normal people”would have such a disadvantage in society

@Danny9 Nobody's "normal" now. That's the thing which takes longest to learn. We're all disadvantaged but at various stages of it.

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You can't put a lid on technology anyway, if you do try, the worlds crime syndicates just make big profits and only the rich and criminal get the benefits.

Sadly this is very true. I saw a documentary talking about bio hacking and the individuals got thrown in jail for practicing medicine without a license. In reality they didn’t want them to have the upper hand

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Interesting video. Looks like this is the way to help eliminate diseases.

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Doesn't matter...those so inclined will use it regardless. Only thing slowing its progress is cost. Until you can buy it like viagra it's a rich person's tool to design their kids.

Hopefully in a couple of years. All you need is a Costco membership to get that designer baby bundle lol

@Danny9 Hopefully in a few years people will realize they should stop having children.

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Excellent video! The way to go..🙂

Thanks

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I don't care one way or the other... but IF republicans don't want it done, I'm completely for it.

And vice-versa.

To narrow your mind down so much is baffling to me. Even more so knowing you're not even an American. Dedicating yourself against an opponent that isn't even a party in your own country. You defy all logic

@Tejas I think you need to edit your bio...you know, the part where it says
"... not sensitive to feelings"???

@Paganlyl I think it's fine, it means I'm not sensitive to others feelings.

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I'm 100% on board. Nice video by the way.

Thanks man glad that you in joyed it👍

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I'm all for it

Tejas Level 7 Jan 28, 2022

Sure I wouldn’t mind having a kid that’s immune to cancer

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