genetic engineering Archive

crisprTheoretically Possibility That Gene Edited Twins Received a Tiny Intelligence Enhancement

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The question and answer interview of He Jianku conference presentation has the most interesting parts of this debate about human gene editing of embryos. The interview starts at about 1 hour and 28 minutes of the record. The formal presentation …

DNAWoolly Mammoths would prevent the permafrost from melting and help save the planet

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The goal of woolly mammoth project is to solve the permafrost climate issue. The top area of the world is covered in permafrost. The Siberian and Canadian tundra is this mass of permafrost and that permafrost is a ticking time …

environmentUsing Woolly Mammoths to help solve Climate Change

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Returning woolly mammoth to the Tundra would help solve Climate Change. They lived during the Pleistocene until extinction in the early Holocene epoch, and was one of the last in a line of mammoth species. The natural environment in the …

agricultureA fully annotated wheat genome good be used to massively boost wheat crop yields

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Wheat is one of the major sources of food for much of the world. However, because bread wheat’s genome is a large hybrid mix of three separate subgenomes, it has been difficult to produce a high-quality reference sequence. Using recent …

CAR-THundreds of modifications to engineered cells against cancer and other diseases to make it more effective and lower costs

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CAR-T cell therapy refers to a treatment that uses transformed cells for cancer therapy. T-cells can be removed from a person, genetically altered and put them back into the patient for them to attack the cancer cells. Killer T-Cells have …

environmentGlobal warming resistant corals will be tested in the ocean by 2019

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New super global warming resistant corals could be tested on the Great Barrier Reef within a year as part of a global research effort to accelerate evolution and save the “rainforests of the seas” from extinction. Researchers are getting promising …

genetic engineeringRegeneration of the entire human skin using transgenic stem cells

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Epidermolysis bullosais is rare, but the charity DEBRA, which campaigns for EB patients, estimates half a million people are affected around the world. There are different forms of epidermolysis bullosa, including simplex, dystrophic and, as in this case, junctional. Each …

crisprMore advanced genomic screening for embyro selection for IVF

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In 2014, Nextbigfuture predicted Tiger Moms as being the driver of early adoption of genetic intelligence enhancement and the lifting of the One child policy in China. China’s One child policy was being lifted just as embryo selection based upon …

diseaseSingle-nucleus RNA sequencing, droplet by droplet

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DroNc-Seq — a technology that merges single-nucleus RNA sequencing with microfluidics — brings new scale to gene expression studies in complex tissues. Last year Broad researchers described a single-nucleus RNA sequencing method called sNuc-Seq. This system enabled researchers to study …

cognitive enhancementGenetic enhancement will be many times more powerful than steroids

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Clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing, when they start this year (2017), will edit existing cells in adults using an injection of a viral vector. It seems likely that CRISPR, or some improved version of it, will be established to …