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Humans Will Be Genetically Modified For The First Time In Europe

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WEB Notes: We have discussed this subject over the years. Modifying our very genes, I feel, is going a bit too far with our own knowledge. We know this technology is and will be advanced further to make it possible to have “designer babies” among other things. It is literally right out of the movie, Gattaca.

Humans will be genetically modified for the first time in Europe after regulators have given the go ahead to trial DNA-splicing therapy.

A destructive blood disorder known as beta thalassaemia, which reduces the production of haemoglobin, could be cured using this therapy.

Haemoglobin carries the oxygen the body needs to its cells and without sufficient amounts those with the disease can be left with bone deformities, anaemia, slow growth, fatigue and shortness of breath.

Source: Humans will be genetically modified for the first time in Europe | Daily Mail Online



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  1. The name of the company regulators in the UK have given the green light to is “CRISPR Therapeutics” (not “Crispr”, CRISPR being the gene editing technology itself).

    Please note that American Brian Madeux, 44, was given the first human gene editing therapy for Hunter’s syndrome in 2017. This used DNA scissors called zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs). Similar to the gene-editing technology CRISPR, ZFNs cut both strands of the genome’s double DNA helix at a specific location.

    https://www.investors.com/news/technology/crispr-gene-editing-biotech-companies/
    The link describes a US based company “Editas Medicine” plans to apply for permission from the FDA in the middle of 2018 to test another CRISPR gene editing product in patients who display a rare form of congenital blindness that causes vision loss from birth. If those clinical trials are successful then CRISPR Therapeutics, Editas Medicine and a third company “Intellia Therapeutics” are allegedly planning to study CRISPR-based editing in humans with a range of diseases including cancer, cystic fibrosis, haemophilia and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

    Clinicians in China are already using CRISPR-based gene editing approaches to treat cancer patients:
    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/02/21/585336506/doctors-in-china-lead-race-to-treat-cancer-by-editing-genes

    If you want to keep up to date with current CRISPR-based gene editing clinical trials throughout the world you can visit the following clinicaltrials.gov website. You will see that there are 14 active clinical trials involving CRISPR in China and the US:

    https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?cond=&term=crispr&cntry=&state=&city=&dist=&Search=Search

  2. This is a common disorder among Mediterranean tribes, particularly among the Kenites. Just like Rh negative blood that the Rothschild medical foundation discovered Rhogam shots in 1968 that live births could occur. Was it our Father’s way to reduce their population?

    Children and cattle were though to be a way of showing prosperity in the ancient world.
    Thanks, Brandon

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