Go Science! Stem Cells Helping Paralyzed Man

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  1. Sokolov

    Sokolov The One True Cactuar Octopi

  2. JazzMan1221

    JazzMan1221 Better-Known Member

    Yeah, stem cells are great and all, but it would be cooler to see scientists replace someone's defective organic body parts with mechanical ones. Either that or shoot us full of these babies: https://phys.org/news/2018-05-built-dna-nanomachines-rapid.html

    I'm very pro-singularity, but I guess stem cells are fine in the interim.
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  3. poxrooster

    poxrooster The Pox Chameleon

    That's pretty cool. It fascinates me when I think about how mankind can redesign/reengineer for the benefit of others.
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  4. super71

    super71 I need me some PIE!

    You guys hear about the Chinese scientist who edited dna to make two babies resistant to hiv ? If it's true or not, what do you guys think of it ?
  5. Geressen

    Geressen Forum Royalty

    how did he test wether he did it?

    did he infect three babies, the two supposedly immune and a third for the control group?

    remember when they tested that ebola vaccine on chimps and thedozen in the control group all died of ebola
  6. super71

    super71 I need me some PIE!

    The father had hiv, they removed it from the embryos. That's how I understood it, they got way over my head after reading a couple paragraphs lol.
  7. Geressen

    Geressen Forum Royalty

    this says that a man that was HIV positive had 3 children with a non HIV woman and only 1 of the children has HIV.
    HIV is usually passed through from the mother because of blood contact during pregnancy and birth.

    so we do not know wether the baby was indeed infected or not seeing as there is a chance it wasn't, if the mother hs HIV there is still a chance the baby will get it. and the application for this procedure seem limmited as a result.
  8. Sokolov

    Sokolov The One True Cactuar Octopi

    I actually think biogenics will be an important part of a technological singularity.

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