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CRISPR Safety Trial on Humans is Likely to Start Soon
I think this is amazing news.

"First human CRISPR trial given go-ahead: your questions answered" | New Scientist

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The CRISPR gene editing revolution is happening even faster than we expected. Many thought human trials of therapies using the technique were still years away. But yesterday, a US federal committee gave its nod of approval - meaning the first trial could start later this year. The therapy is designed to treat cancer but the main purpose of this first trial is safety. If it succeeds, it will encourage many other groups to start testing treatments that involve CRISPR.

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Re: CRISPR Safety Trial on Humans is Likely to Start Soon
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Wow. Designer babies coming up.
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

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Wow. Designer babies coming up.

Will we be able to cure genetic diseases like Down's Syndrome first?

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Hopefully
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

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Re: CRISPR Safety Trial on Humans is Likely to Start Soon
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First application will be penis enhancement. Or breast enhancement. Or, more likely, both.
Are we there yet?

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 :whyyou:

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meanwhile i just crispred some fish

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https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608350/first-human-embryos-edited-in-us/

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Now Mitalipov is believed to have broken new ground both in the number of embryos experimented upon and by demonstrating that it is possible to safely and efficiently correct defective genes that cause inherited diseases.

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I don't think we're going to see FCC approval of direct intervention on ESCs for a long, long time. What is more likely is gnetic engineering of adult stem cell populations (e.g. marrow cells) in specific therapeutic contexts in adults.