[–] AmaleksHairyAss 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

An article in the new The CRISPR journal points out that CAS9 editing almost always disables or mutates p53, a gene responsible for causing apoptosis in damaged cells. This greatly increases rates of cancer. The online version downplays the risk compared to the print edition.

[–] 0fsgivin 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Lol... The title is fucking great.

[–] cosMICjester 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I've been saying this for a while the first country to go full Gattaca will rule the world within the next hundred years.

[–] Humanicide 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Being ugly is not really a problem if you have a big dick.

[–] Antiseed117 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Next stop. Designer babies.

[–] Reddiggoat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

We've had those for 19 years now. The big deal with CRISPR is that it can alter fully developed organisms.