How CRISPR lets us edit our DNA | Jennifer Doudna




Geneticist Jennifer Doudna co-invented a groundbreaking new technology for editing genes, called CRISPR-Cas9. The tool allows scientists to make precise …

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  1. She starts saying "I invented a new technology…" Please notice that without previous research by Dr Francis Mojica, a Spanish biologist, she would not have invented anything. I believe it is important to realise that Dr Mojica's contribution to the discovery of CRISPR technology is in this case vital in case a Nobel prize of Medicine related to this new technology is ever awarded.

  2. it is nice to forward it, it can be used as curing disease, or some other area, doesn't means it might cause sth bad then stop it, just need better international control.

  3. Offer services to add the CCR5 Delta 32 mutation to future generations. Their body would be automatically immune to most strains of HIV.
    If it's able to be done in the beginning of fetal developement, then we could make the rare trait more common and create an "immunity".
    Even being able to somehow get the same mutation to latch in to an adults genetics would be potentially safer than directly removing HIV that is strongly hooked on a long-term HIV patient's DNA. I mean, the "Berlin Patient" is still not showing signs of being HIV positive after recieving a bone marrow donation from a person who's DNA had the CCR5 Delta 32 mutation and as the body adapted to the transplant, it seems HIV was no longer able to survive or replicate in his body.

  4. CRISPR could be very powefull.
    Not just for helping but potentially for harming. Not just for curing, but potentially for inflicting. Not just for sharing, but potentially for controlling. Not just to move toward peace, but toward War. Are we assuming that human race will all unite and use technology for good and not for power or greed? What is the recorded historical record (repeated sequence) of humans with the use of technology?
    The bacteria have figured out how to deal with the viruses, or what harms them. lets see if humans can do the same.
    Imagine CRISPR in the hands of Hitler or modern day Terrorists. What if CRISPR could be controlled by a giant multi million dollar company in the same way genetically modified organisms are?
    It is a scary ride we are approaching.

  5. Lithuanian Prof. V. Siksnys single-handedly discovered/invented CRISPR tool, not these two women…4 months his article was reviewed, but not published and then suddenly some experts (reviewers? or friends of reviewers?) in this field published their own article on it only after 1 month of the peer review…sounds like steeling…luckily he patented it 4 month before these two thieves even submitted an article

  6. Finally I 'll be tall and loved. Thanks science for ending the suffering of an evolved conscience trapped in a bad body full of unfulfilled desires.

  7. Why does Jurassic Park come to mind while listening to this? Messing around with dna always seems to come out badly. Designer babies….just look at what's happening with designer dogs and cats. They don't live as long, They have all kinds of issues going on. I'm pretty sure they're already doing this with humans, we're just not told about it. Messing around with nature I believe we're inviting "huge" problems down the road. Just my opinion. Also, a race of people were not here 6-8,000 yrs ago…how did they just appear out of nowhere??

  8. How is this Science respectful of people who do not want to be influenced by it?
    We are having the evil Monsanto modify our food, genetically, without our knowledge or consent, how do we make sure that we have a choice about the wave of genetically modified health applications coming our way?
    My impression is that we should keep these powerful scientific tools in the hands of the scientific community solely, never ever allow a middle-man business profit seeking evil entity decide the progress and application of these sciences.
    CEO's, in their absolute heart of hearts, are nothing but Martin Shkreli.

  9. so what if ppl want to make "designer babies" and create a genetically better human.

    it will create a better quality of life for the new generation.

    humans have always played god, makes no sense to stop now.

  10. THIS IS HOW AFRICANS CREATED CAUCASIANS AND ASIANS BY TWEAKING THE OCA2 GENE AND SPLICING CAUCASIANS WITH ALL TYPE OF ANIMAL DNA LIKE THE NEANDERTHAL … DR EUGENE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT … ALL NON AFRICANS ARE HYBRIDS ENGINEERED PEOPLE…

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