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chinaScientist Who Gene Edited the First Human Embryos Born as Babies is Missing

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The chinese geneticist who has gene edited twin baby girls is reportedly missing. He Jianku caused a controversy for being the first case that we publicly know of for the genetic modification of the human germline. The Shenzhen University where …

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 …

biotechCRISPR Vector Used to Genetically Modify Human Embyros Was Purchased for $100

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Any medium-sized Invitro Fertilization (IVF) clinic could utilize a CRISPR vector that can be purchased for $100 to replicate the embryo gene edit. Geneticist He Jiankui claims to have altered the genes of twin girls born this month. He Jiankui …

artificial intelligenceBreaking Through to Next Levels of Technology

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There have been some who have complained about the seeming lack of acceleration or slower than some have expected development of societal technology. Richard Jones talks about lack of specific progress to diamondoid molecular nanotechnology or the appearance that we …

chinaChina could solve population problem with millions of IVF babies

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Globally about 2 million cycles of IVF are performed each year. IVF is growing at ~7% per year. IVF is growing at 20-30% in China. China will be the major driver of IVF demand growth. This will increase global IVF …

futureGeorge Church predicts genetic reading and writing will improve another 1000 to 1 million times

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DNA Reading has improved 3 million fold and writing of DNA has improved a billion-fold from 1980 to today. George Church predicts genetic reading and writing will improve another 1000 to 1 million times. They eliminated one codon (out of …

futureGeorge St Pierre talks about performance enhancing drugs

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In an interview with Joe Rogan, UFC champion George St Pierre (GSP) talks about performance-enhancing drugs. * the new drugs can not just make you stronger but can enhance your reaction time and confidence * In the future, GSP expects …

futureAaron Traywick, CEO of Ascendance Biomedical found dead in flotation tank

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Aaron Traywick, CEO of Ascendance Biomedical, biohacker and transhumanist, was found dead this weekend in a flotation tank in Washington DC, according to Tristan Roberts. He was 28 years old. He was floating face down in the tank. Biohacking is …

chinaChina Province of Jiansu will genome sequence one million people within two years

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The government in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu has unveiled a plan to sequence the genomes of 1 million people for a large DNA sequencing platform and biomedical big data analysis center in Nanjing as well as a genetic …

crisprGene defect fixed in 8 out of 20 cloned embryos, heralds future of gene fixes and enhancement

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A team in China has taken a new approach to fixing disease genes in human embryos. The researchers created cloned embryos with a genetic mutation for a potentially fatal blood disorder, and then precisely corrected the DNA to show how …