Friday, February 17, 2017

When Will CRISPR Genome Editing Get to the Home Shopping Channel

We know you have been so patient about waiting for your turn at making the Mutation of the Month with a CRISPR genome editing kit but have faith or have the lack of it as will your wont since editing the human genome is now or soon will be legal.  (RT:  DNA editing likely to be approved in the future - report)

Genome editing with CRISPR has become so easy even Doctor Oz could do it and that means we're going to see a biological gold rush.  There hasn't been a moneymaker with potential like this since some Mafia gangster said to the other, "What say we build a casino in the desert, huh?"

There is caution in the 246-page report Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics and Governance about what would be permissible.

Genome editing is a powerful new tool for making precise alterations to an organism’s genetic material. Recent scientific advances have made genome editing more efficient, precise, and flexible than ever before.  These advances have spurred an explosion of interest from around the globe in the possible ways in which genome editing can improve human health.  The speed at which these technologies are being developed and applied has led many policymakers and stakeholders to express concern about whether appropriate systems are in place to govern these technologies and how and when the public should be engaged in these decisions.

Human Genome Editing considers important questions about the human application of genome editing including: balancing potential benefits with unintended risks, governing the use of genome editing, incorporating societal values into clinical applications and policy decisions, and respecting the inevitable differences across nations and cultures that will shape how and whether to use these new technologies.  This report proposes criteria for heritable germline editing, provides conclusions on the crucial need for public education and engagement, and presents 7 general principles for the governance of human genome editing.

- Human Genome Editing

There's the high moral standard which ...

Ed:  will be ignored

Right you are, Cynical Joe.

Ed:  this technology is even more dangerous than when Oppenheimer summoned the Nuclear Goddess who was so beautiful but ultimately destroyed him.

Why is it more dangerous?

Ed:  because they will use this one but they're afraid of the nukes.

Not all of them are afraid.

Ed:  that's as may be but they're not at all afraid of genome editing and it's happening in multiple laboratories around the world.

Cynical Joe is going to be a real drag at parties and we want to get with the nationalist program to make a better American by manipulating the genome.  Soon it won't be enough to wave a flag and say you're American since you will be able to demonstrate the trademark which shows you're carrying the trademarked and patented genes for US Grade A Prime.

As you may have already guessed the Rockhouse has some thoughts on specifications for the US Grade A Prime American.

- must possess the genes to be a kick ass dancer.  There's some jive in hip hop, a lot more jive in swing, but after that there's really not much.  Never trust a genome that can't dance.

Note:  the Illuminati will know where I stole that about dancing genomes.

- must possess the genes to have the balls to sing even when you can't.

- must possess the genes for a prehensile tail to facilitate various sex acts.

Ed:  WTF?

Slobbering Sam wanted the last one and I thought I would ask.

Heya, Slobbering Sam, it looks like a no-go on the prehensile tail, mate.

The custom human genome plus the trademarked American, coming to you soon from Doctor Oz on Home Shopping Channel.

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