If GMO tech was applied to humans, could they make beings who were more who we wish we could be?
The idea behind the CRISPR babies was meant to do that. Would this lead to people who were better able to live nicer lives? Would it inspire euthanasia or class division, or even division of the species? Imagine, people who never got cancer or illness, who had minds/bodies that where both stable and functional and enjoyable to work with. Do you think that tech could help us create humans that were able to live and create ecosystems on other planets. What possibilities IYO for simply making people who were happy, clever, and healthy?
- ZirpLv 7hace 1 mesRespuesta preferida
No, and the idea behind crispr-cas wasn't that.
The idea is that if people who want to become parents, but have one or more very inconvenient genes, can use IVF and the faulty alleles can be replaced by healthy ones - at the zygote-stage.
Zygotes do not wish anything.
there probably are no genetics for "never getting cancer" or "never getting sick" or "being happy"
We are not going to "create ecosystems" on other planets. If there are earthlike planets, the voyage to them would take hundreds of generations, in weightlessness and subjected to cosmic radiation..
- JazSincLv 7hace 1 mes
Today's gene-editing technology might not be up to that task yet. There is concern that Crispr-CAS9 might bollix unintended sequence(s) and areas . Stay tuned. People are working on this.
- mokrieLv 7hace 1 mes
Most of what is given to cows, chickens and pigs is to fatten them up since they are worth more by the pound. Just what we need, fatter people.
- Anónimohace 1 mes
Maybe then we could fix gayness