Gene editing could make humans resistant to HIV

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    Jun 12, 2014 10:13 PM GMT
    Cool. No, this is not eugenics. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco have created modified white cells with HIV resistance by editing genomes of stem cells which replicates the CCR5 delta 32 mutation found in small number of people in Europe.




    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2655102/Could-editing-genes-key-curing-HIV-Giving-patients-altered-blood-cells-make-resistant-virus.html
  • Eli_jah

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    Jun 12, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
    Hmm.
  • tj85016

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    Jun 12, 2014 10:36 PM GMT
    so why don't they do it for flu, malaria, polio, TB, diabetes, measles?
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    Jun 12, 2014 10:37 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidso why don't they do it for flu, malaria, polio, TB, diabetes, baldness, IQ, eye color?


    Eye color? Resistance to eye color? icon_confused.gif You mean white eyes?
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    Jun 12, 2014 10:38 PM GMT
    kevex said
    tj85016 saidso why don't they do it for flu, malaria, polio, TB, diabetes, baldness, IQ, eye color?


    Eye color? Resistance to eye color? icon_confused.gif You mean white eyes?


    I ammended my post
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    Jun 12, 2014 10:40 PM GMT
    tj85016 said
    kevex said
    tj85016 saidso why don't they do it for flu, malaria, polio, TB, diabetes, baldness, IQ, eye color?


    Eye color? Resistance to eye color? icon_confused.gif You mean white eyes?


    I ammended my post


    lol
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    Jun 12, 2014 10:57 PM GMT
    They can make us resistant to all of those things though. Maybe.
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    Jun 13, 2014 2:38 AM GMT
    tj85016 said
    kevex said
    tj85016 saidso why don't they do it for flu, malaria, polio, TB, diabetes, baldness, IQ, eye color?


    Eye color? Resistance to eye color? icon_confused.gif You mean white eyes?


    I ammended my post
    That's a good thing. I was about to accuse you of already having the modification for resistance to IQ. icon_lol.gif
  • tj85016

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    Jun 13, 2014 3:22 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    tj85016 said
    kevex said
    tj85016 saidso why don't they do it for flu, malaria, polio, TB, diabetes, baldness, IQ, eye color?


    Eye color? Resistance to eye color? icon_confused.gif You mean white eyes?


    I ammended my post
    That's a good thing. I was about to accuse you of already having the modification for resistance to IQ. icon_lol.gif


    yeah, you wish you were in the triple digit range