What the CRISPR Embryo Editing Study Really Taught Us



What did the recent study using the CRISPR gene editing technique actually entail, and what did we learn from it?

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40 Comments

  1. Genetic engineering is soo cool i would love to decide the height, eye colour and hair colour etc.. Of my kids if we get there someday. I just hate how people complain about it. If u dont like it just dont take part in it but dont take it away from us if we want to do it with are future kids, i think thats fair

  2. So does this mean women can be born with G+ size breasts and men packing 12 inches? Looks like a great future!

  3. did they test with bad eggs/ good sperm to see if they DNA reversion was always to the egg rather than to some “better” copy? Were the markers always present in the mutant genes?

  4. Cancer treatments… the ability to eradicate diseases… stopping genetically-inherited illnesses…

    BAH! CRISPR WILL GIVE YOUR CHILD *AUTISM*

    READ THIS TOTALLY LEGIT ARTICLE HERE…. DOCTOR LYINFRAUD WAS FIRED FOR DISCOVERING THE SECRET!

  5. the augments will rule the world killing billions of mundane humans as homo-sapien-superior establishes control.

  6. Will it be possible to change the eye color of babies? Would you be able to make a kid be more intelligent, or do too many different genes go into that?

  7. From an open-minded man of faith, I honestly don’t see why there should be any conflict between this and Christianity. From a Christian’s point of view, (or at least mine specifically) bodies don’t really matter, as they are just our gate to this realm, that our soul uses.

    P.S. I love the content on this channel, never fails to spark wonder and seems to always find interesting topics.

  8. Hank, might I say that you are still keeping the same style/feel to these videos even 5 (five?) Years later. Hank/John Green >= Casey Neistat.

  9. It’s like trying to doodle with an overly complicated machine made by aliens.. and the alien here is mother nature. There’s still so much that needs to be learned, even if now we have the toolbox needed to examine that alien machine.

  10. I memorized what CRISPR stands for *Clustered Regularly Interspace Short Palindromic Repeats* . I have yet to memorize cas-9

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