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(Twitter)   Uhhh, Chinese scientists have altered the genes of 86 living people. Presumably this is part of the People's Liberation Army's plan to create an elite squad known as X-Men   ( twitter.com) divider line
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2018-01-22 06:38:01 AM  
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2018-01-22 11:39:37 AM  
Cheer up sleepy gene.
 
2018-01-22 11:41:17 AM  
Not content to poison their air and water, they're now poisoning their gene pool? Neat.
 
2018-01-22 11:43:31 AM  
I have little doubt that both publicly funded and private labs all over the world have been breaking ethics rules regarding this as soon as the science emerged.
 
2018-01-22 11:45:17 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: I have little doubt that both publicly funded and private labs all over the world have been breaking ethics rules regarding this as soon as the science emerged.


I'm totally okay with that.  I want a prehensile penis and triple density muscle grafts.  shiat ain't gonna happen with the namby-pamby rules we have.  Long as everyone is aware and consents, go for it.
 
2018-01-22 11:46:46 AM  
For those of you who volunteered to be injected with preying mantis DNA, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that we're postponing those tests indefinitely. The good news is that we have much better test for you: Defeating an army of mantis-men! Just pick up a rifle and follow the yellow line. You'll know when the test starts.
 
2018-01-22 11:46:57 AM  
Ethics are a matter of perspective. I am not surprised this kind of work isn't happening in the American Theocracy.
 
2018-01-22 11:49:02 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: HotWingConspiracy: I have little doubt that both publicly funded and private labs all over the world have been breaking ethics rules regarding this as soon as the science emerged.

I'm totally okay with that.  I want a prehensile penis and triple density muscle grafts.  shiat ain't gonna happen with the namby-pamby rules we have.  Long as everyone is aware and consents, go for it.


Well I think a lot of this is done to embryos, so they don't get much of a say. I mean, it's stuff like increased resistance to certain disease and such which is great, but if a nation were to start tweaking their youth for military applications I'm not sure how the rest of the world would react.
 
2018-01-22 11:50:20 AM  
Actually, they will be the knock-off version of the X-Men, known as the Y-Men.

/May contain lead.
 
2018-01-22 11:53:22 AM  
They have altered the DNA of 86 people. Pray they don't alter them any further
 
2018-01-22 11:54:38 AM  
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2018-01-22 11:55:06 AM  
So, the article is saying that our.... "ethical inflexibility" has allowed them to make progress in areas we refuse to consider?
 
2018-01-22 11:55:40 AM  
Sooo... next up: Eugenics wars?
 
2018-01-22 11:56:21 AM  
Is the Chinese version the "Xiao-Men"?
 
2018-01-22 11:57:08 AM  

Satampra Zeiros: So, the article is saying that our.... "ethical inflexibility" has allowed them to make progress in areas we refuse to consider?


The religious have been stagnating scientific progress for all of human history, likely.  Our American nutters are just the latest bunch of Morons.
 
2018-01-22 12:01:14 PM  
Uhhh, Chinese scientists have altered the genes of 86 living people. Presumably this is part of the People's Liberation Army's plan to create an elite squad known as X-Men

Considering the gender imbalance, they are probably trying to create Ex-Men.
 
2018-01-22 12:04:51 PM  
I suspect their nuclear program altered the genetics of many more people.
 
2018-01-22 12:06:54 PM  
We hold life to be sacred, but we also know the foundation of life consists in a stream of codes not so different from the successive frames of a watchvid. Why then cannot we cut one code short here, and start another there? Is life so fragile that it can withstand no tampering? Does the sacred brook no improvement?
Chairman Sheng-ji Yang, "Dynamics of Mind"
 
2018-01-22 12:12:58 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Ethics are a matter of perspective. I am not surprised this kind of work isn't happening in the American Theocracy.


What makes you think it's not?
 
2018-01-22 12:40:05 PM  
Put me down for testing when this comes to the West, I've got a transcription error I wouldn't mind having fixed, it would be nice for my body to know when to stop clotting.
 
2018-01-22 12:47:28 PM  
Don't worry about it until they start stockpiling rich Corinthian leather.

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2018-01-22 12:50:04 PM  
5 days ago

U.S. doctors plan to treat cancer patients using CRISPR
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/60​9​999/us-doctors-plan-to-treat-cancer-pa​tients-using-crispr/


If it weren't for all the Jesus freaks we wouldn't be lagging behind the world on the use of CRISPR or stem cells or any of the other crap they get up in arms about.
 
2018-01-22 12:57:14 PM  
Approves.

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2018-01-22 01:13:47 PM  
Changes happen in cells that have been removed from the body, changes have no chance of being inherited and are of hopefully limited effect. Of course, this technique generally works by breaking the immune checkpoint pathway in a certain T-cell subset, but thankfully there is little reason to believe this could ever come back to cause problem for the patient.

While the US hasn't done as much with CRISPR, it isn't like we haven't done stuff like this before. First time was 1990 even. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/​03/book​s/chapters/more-than-human.html
 
2018-01-22 01:16:07 PM  
Paging Dr. Mengele....
 
2018-01-22 01:20:47 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: HotWingConspiracy: I have little doubt that both publicly funded and private labs all over the world have been breaking ethics rules regarding this as soon as the science emerged.

I'm totally okay with that.  I want a prehensile penis and triple density muscle grafts.  shiat ain't gonna happen with the namby-pamby rules we have.  Long as everyone is aware and consents, go for it.


Got just the thing for you, buddy. Just a few side effects:
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2018-01-22 01:32:57 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe:  I want a prehensile penis


A prehensile tail about 4 feet long would be more useful; almost like an extra arm.

-smack noisy kids in the back seat without turning around
-carry groceries bags in both hand and still get your keys out
-backyard cook-out with a burger in one hand, plate in the other, and hold your beer with your tail
-hold a flashlight while changing a tire
 
2018-01-22 01:34:57 PM  

give me doughnuts: LowbrowDeluxe:  I want a prehensile penis

A prehensile tail about 4 feet long would be more useful; almost like an extra arm.

-smack noisy kids in the back seat without turning around
-carry groceries bags in both hand and still get your keys out
-backyard cook-out with a burger in one hand, plate in the other, and hold your beer with your tail
-hold a flashlight while changing a tire


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2018-01-22 01:44:16 PM  
While their added speed, strength, and heightened immune systems will give them a distinct advantage in battle, their hard-coded adherence to the Party and its Battle Doctrines will leave them wide open for opponents from Western cultures who lean toward Leeroy Jenkins-style maneuvers.
 
2018-01-22 02:00:29 PM  
Human-animal hybrids!

Looks like Dubya was correct!
 
2018-01-22 02:02:36 PM  
The gene genie is out of the bottle.
 
2018-01-22 02:21:43 PM  

give me doughnuts: LowbrowDeluxe:  I want a prehensile penis

A prehensile tail about 4 feet long would be more useful; almost like an extra arm.

-smack noisy kids in the back seat without turning around
-carry groceries bags in both hand and still get your keys out
-backyard cook-out with a burger in one hand, plate in the other, and hold your beer with your tail
-hold a flashlight while changing a tire


You know what I'd do with a prehensile tail? Two orifices at the same time man and with a prehensile tail I think I could hook that up.
 
2018-01-22 02:33:47 PM  

Satampra Zeiros: So, the article is saying that our.... "ethical inflexibility" has allowed them to make progress in areas we refuse to consider?


What a shame.
 
2018-01-22 02:43:50 PM  

Dimensio: Actually, they will be the knock-off version of the X-Men, known as the Y-Men.

/May contain lead.


Hey, I'd love it if all it had was lead.

I got, like, some 3rd rate knockoff called C-Men.

Ugh....
 
2018-01-22 02:49:52 PM  
Xi-Men
 
2018-01-22 02:51:25 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Dimensio: Actually, they will be the knock-off version of the X-Men, known as the Y-Men.

/May contain lead.

Hey, I'd love it if all it had was lead.

I got, like, some 3rd rate knockoff called C-Men.

Ugh....


Big deal, the Chinease have container ships full of them!
 
2018-01-22 03:05:49 PM  
So, in my mind, if you say you "altered the DNA of a person" that means you would have to have replaced the DNA in EVERY CELL in their body (to which my response is "No, you haven't"), otherwise you haven't really accomplished anything because the body is going to use the original DNA to make new cells.  Am I missing something?
 
2018-01-22 03:07:47 PM  

edrick: give me doughnuts: LowbrowDeluxe:  I want a prehensile penis

A prehensile tail about 4 feet long would be more useful; almost like an extra arm.

-smack noisy kids in the back seat without turning around
-carry groceries bags in both hand and still get your keys out
-backyard cook-out with a burger in one hand, plate in the other, and hold your beer with your tail
-hold a flashlight while changing a tire

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What that was that Londo had, that wasn't a tail.
 
2018-01-22 03:25:25 PM  

Smoking GNU: Sooo... next up: Eugenics wars?


Pick one of;

1>  Our genetic enhancements are superior to your genetic enhancements.
2>  Our God tells us that your genetic modifications are heresy and must be purged from the Earth.
3>  Due to your modifications, you are no longer Human and we must protect the Human race.
 
2018-01-22 03:31:30 PM  

edrick: Got just the thing for you, buddy. Just a few side effects:
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"bovine muscular hypertrophy" Single gene deletion. An easy target and there are people who were born with the deletion.
 
2018-01-22 05:16:41 PM  

MechaPyx: You know what I'd do with a prehensile tail? Two orifices at the same time man and with a prehensile tail I think I could hook that up.


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2018-01-22 05:54:06 PM  
Are they not changing genes every time the give someone cancer?
 
2018-01-22 06:02:05 PM  

Learned Hand Job: For those of you who volunteered to be injected with preying mantis DNA, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that we're postponing those tests indefinitely. The good news is that we have much better test for you: Defeating an army of mantis-men! Just pick up a rifle and follow the yellow line. You'll know when the test starts.


Science isn't about WHY. It's about WHY NOT. Why is so much of our science dangerous? Why not marry safe science if you love it so much. In fact, why not invent a special safety door that won't hit you on the butt on the way out, because you are fired.
 
2018-01-22 06:25:45 PM  
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2018-01-22 06:58:09 PM  
Every book about zombies implies an origin in China...and farkin' with genes with human guinea pigs seems just as likely as any scenario to trigger the zombie apocalypse.
 
2018-01-22 08:31:27 PM  
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2018-01-22 09:35:35 PM  

edrick: LowbrowDeluxe: HotWingConspiracy: I have little doubt that both publicly funded and private labs all over the world have been breaking ethics rules regarding this as soon as the science emerged.

I'm totally okay with that.  I want a prehensile penis and triple density muscle grafts.  shiat ain't gonna happen with the namby-pamby rules we have.  Long as everyone is aware and consents, go for it.

Got just the thing for you, buddy. Just a few side effects:
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"soon..."
 
2018-01-22 09:52:06 PM  
A link to a twitter link to a wall street journal article... WTF are you doing?
 
2018-01-22 09:53:24 PM  
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2018-01-22 10:05:27 PM  
Well people need to be on the bleeding edge of gene technology.

/ pro tip, there is no uninstalling the genetic changes.
// w/ a population of 2 billion, they have room to play w/ their gene pool
/// pro pro tip, you won't seeing any names from the ruling party for getting gene therapy
 
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