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First Human Embryos Edited in U.S.

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(Worthy News) - The first known attempt at creating genetically modified human embryos in the United States has been carried out by a team of researchers in Portland, Oregon, Technology Review has learned.

The effort, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University, involved changing the DNA of a large number of one-cell embryos with the gene-editing technique CRISPR, according to people familiar with the scientific results.

Some critics say germline experiments could open the floodgates to a brave new world of “designer babies” engineered with genetic enhancements—a prospect bitterly opposed by a range of religious organizations, civil society groups, and biotech companies.

The U.S. intelligence community last year called CRISPR a potential "weapon of mass destruction.” [ Source:MIT Technology Review (Read More...) ]

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    • They've already done it. The UK has the largest, best, cryobank (where embryo's are stored) in the world. Their NHS provides IVF to it's peoples, assisting the LBGT communities as much as infertile couples, for quite some time already. I think that's why the USA is finally giving in, to keep "competitive" in that new market. Sick, isn't it? Not all things "made in the USA" we should be proud of. Elon Musk knows what he's talking about in warning everyone AI is the next biggest danger to humanity. If the ungodly know it...

  1. The last time we noted something like this happening, it was right before 9/11 happened. God lets happen evil as a form of His judgments. Not that all bad things are His doing, but He showed us (and thereby "told" us) then there would be consequences when the US (a nation formerly loaded with Christians and/or Jews) so ignores His existence, His will for us, as to play God with the very essence of life. Something will happen soon as a result of this. I don't know what but it will entail fire, I know that much. It's bad enough the USA openly officially states there is no God. Anyone who has read the Bible can see cause and effect on nations calling upon His Name who then do abominable things too. One has to wonder just how long God will give fair warnings. We keep letting evil like this happen, He keeps removing His hand of protections, when will the US leadership learn?

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