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Angela
18-04-19, 18:15
Now, this is wonderful news.

See:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/gene-therapy-cures-infants-with-bubble-boy-immune-disease/2019/04/17/ec4b131e-60ff-11e9-bfad-36a7eb36cb60_story.html?utm_term=.83ca8145d293

LeBrok
18-04-19, 22:45
Let's wait for the frightened "Oh no, are we playing God?!!!".

davef
19-04-19, 06:43
Let's wait for the frightened "Oh no, are we playing God?!!!".
Right on! I would much rather have scientists "play God" and alter people's genetic makeup so they don't spend their lives suffering

Yinwang888
20-04-19, 21:08
Let's wait for the frightened "Oh no, are we playing God?!!!".

When I hear those I always silently imagine them also saying "we want those sick kids to die" or something similar.

LeBrok
21-04-19, 21:47
When I hear those I always silently imagine them also saying "we want those sick kids to die" or something similar.Even worse, they can kill kids by their own action or let them die putting trust in god and religion. So many cases like this one:
https://nationalpost.com/news/world/newborn-dies-because-religious-parents-dont-believe-in-medical-care-now-theyre-headed-to-jail

Or these nut cases who were "saving" their kids from the big bad world:
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tasneemnashrulla/david-louise-turpin-sentenced-children-torture

Ailchu
26-04-19, 15:42
i assume the defect gene is recessive and the symptoms show only if you are homozygous with it? that could be a problem in the future if those people want to have children. either they distribute a defect allele or there needs to be treatment of the germ lines.

mathewsalinas
20-08-19, 16:12
I, as a person from medicine, was interested