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    Gene therapy cures infants with "Bubble Boy" immune disease

    Now, this is wonderful news.

    See:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.83ca8145d293


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    Let's wait for the frightened "Oh no, are we playing God?!!!".
    Be wary of people who tend to glorify the past, underestimate the present, and demonize the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBrok View Post
    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
    mmmmmmmmm dooouuughhhnuuuutz

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBrok View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yinwang888 View Post
    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/...headed-to-jail

    Or these nut cases who were "saving" their kids from the big bad world:
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...ildren-torture

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    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.
    Last edited by Ailchu; 27-04-19 at 14:41.

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