Tuesday, February 2

UK scientists have been given the go-ahead by the fertility regulator to genetically modify human embryos.

Read What People are Saying About it.

This is amazing news! Think of the implications, all of which are wonderful. Meanwhile, if you ever wonder how unique you are, consider this: Out of every 100 fertilized eggs, only 25 will actually implant into the womb and only 13 of those will actually develop beyond three months. Only 13! This means that each of us has already beaten ridiculous odds simply because we were born. We may not remember the battle, but we won. 

Personally I think this is a good idea, we stand to learn a lot and potentially save a lot of lives. The fact that these embryos will be destroyed after 7 days is certain to raise controversy among the anti-abortion folks at the least. They will most likely claim it is alive and should be allowed to mature even if we have no idea exactly what the mod would do to the fetus. So expect this to get contentious in public debates as it moves forward.

Accurate genetic modification is VERY possible in human beings. The inability for parents to choose the physical characteristics of their children is increasingly becoming a matter of legality rather than possibility.
The UK has knocked over the first domino in what I believe will be looked upon as a saga of human development. The pace with which we approach the conscious design of our progeny will likely be determined by two primary factors: A) Whether or not the ruling is condemned by humanity and overturned and/or B) severity of regulation if allowed.
Whether you are an opponent or proponent of this technology/capability, we have begun playing with fire. Maybe we'll make candles instead of burning our house down! Could go either way.

Whe we look at hen it show clearly how baby is form, we don't need to experiment on human embryo, the sperm donated by cock produce egg shell {placenta}, produce yoke that form chicken. To me biological modification of human being is usually evolution which take several years to achieved by environment we leave. First human never look like us because of environment they leave gradual change in environment leads to gradual evolution in man. Human need sleep to store all his memorised information daily and also to delete the one not needed, human also need sleep to execute some activities that could not undertake physical in day time so also used sleep to perfect his research to bring to existence those things that existed in spiritual world example air craft to replace witch craft etc.
This is especially troubling in light of the fact the people doing this kind of research seldom if ever agree that a fetus is a person. There are so many ethics issues here all rolled into one it boggles and for this researcher to say "I'm doing it for this reason" means nothing. These are very deliberate steps taken in the direction of human design, and without the proper restraints, we should expect this to have the most dire sorts of consequences. There is no note here of the researchers' detailed goals nor the limits of the regulation on them. We should all EXPECT this to go wrong, and I am not speaking as a pessimist. I'm a realist with equal measures of optimist and pessimist mixed in.
I expect this will attract protests from the "life begins at conception" crowd, since the embryos will be destroyed after 7 days. But in that respect it's really nothing new—in vitro fertilization procedures have been destroying unused fertilized eggs for decades. I think this is important and valuable research, and it's being approached with the necessary deliberation:
"Dr Sarah Chan, from the University of Edinburgh, said: "The use of genome editing technologies in embryo research touches on some sensitive issues, therefore it is appropriate that this research and its ethical implications have been carefully considered by the HFEA before being given approval to proceed.
"We should feel confident that our regulatory system in this area is functioning well to keep science aligned with social interests."

This is one of those controversial things, but I think highly important. What if you could heal disease before it's even developed? Understanding the genome is a big part of making this a reality. I'm sure many have different views on this, but this is an inevitable direction in the progression of science that I believe will prove to be for the betterment of everyone, not just embryos.

The landmark decision means scientists will now be allowed to alter the DNA of embryos, for research purposes only.Scientists will be focusing on the first seven days of a fertilized egg's growth. In these early days, a fertilized egg evolves from a single cell to around 250 cells gene editing human embryos, for the first time in the nation's history."The decision allows basic united kingdom scientific research into early embryo development and miscarriage to continue."

Conflicted, great medical possibilities but also the sting of Eugenics because people are going to combine this with sex selection to create generic looking ├╝ber men or women wrinkling out most human variations and for those who can't be "fixed" off to the abortion/termination mill. And On the other side should people suffer unnecessarily from sickle cell, hemophilia, CF, MS and other chronic degenerative genetic diseases?

Boy, here is one to get you thinking. On one hand it sounds more than a little frightening, on the other think of wiping out birth defects. I think the end lesson is like the silly ban on stem cell research, you can't stuff the genie back in the bottle, and since it can be done, somebody will do it, why not us with 'pure' motive?

 Earlier this year, she explained why she had applied to edit human embryos: "We would really like to understand the genes needed for a human embryo to develop successfully into a healthy baby.
"The reason why it is so important is because miscarriages and infertility are extremely common, but they're not very well understood.

'It is the first time a country has considered the DNA-altering technique in embryos and approved it.
The research will take place at the Francis Crick Institute in London and aims to provide a deeper understanding of the earliest moments of human life.
It will be illegal for the scientists to implant the modified embryos into a woman.
But the field is attracting controversy over concerns it is opening the door to designer - or GM - babies.'
'Dr David King, the director of Human Genetics Alert, said: "This research will allow the scientists to refine the techniques for creating GM babies, and many of the government's scientific advisers have already decided that they are in favour of allowing that."'

First China, now the UK. The International Summit on Human Gene Editing in December last year failed to produce a moratorium even for clinical applications of CRISPR/Cas9, which quite likely will result in a regulatory race to the bottom. Even though the UK has an effective opt-out clause for the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, it'll be interesting to see how the EU will respond to this, given the possible interpretations of article 3(2.b).

Good news from London. Finally we can get to work on editing out the genetic disorders and diseases that have challenged so many for so long. I also would like to put in an order for an embryo with the identical genetic makeup of David Bowie.

cat is coming out of bag slowly and gradually because now scientists have nothing to do with 7 billion people except preparing new homo sapien robota. within this year or so they will announce , : oh we got immortal life. great success etc etc

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