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2018 year
« on: December 31, 2017, 04:21:33 PM »

Wish you all a great year ahead.
Happy Motorcycling year ahead  8) 8)
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Re: 2018 year
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 07:32:18 PM »

same to you man....
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Re: 2018 year
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 07:34:08 PM »

And a belated happy new year from me to you all as well!
Hope you all have a good one.
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Re: 2018 year
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 08:46:44 PM »

Yep. Happy 2018 everyone.

It's shaping up to be an interesting one from my perspective. The results from the first ever human gene therapy were released. Yup. We've altered the genome of a human being last year, by means of a drug. Well, I say 'drug', but it's actually a crafted viral cell. Ultra clever stuff.

Here's the blurb if anyone is interested:

https://avexis.com/

In the 40's & 50's, nuclear physicists were the science rock stars. In the 60's and 70's, it was the rocket scientists. In the 80's and 90's computer engineering flourished. In the 2000's and 2010's it's been all about telecommunications.

Will 2020 be a new biology era? Is 2018 the pivotal year for gene therapy? Currently the attitude of basically every organised religion is an absolute and emphatic 'no way' when it comes to genetic medicine. These organisations lobby government to make their beliefs law. It wasn't long ago that all genetic medicine was illegal in human application. Avexis were the first to challenge these laws and win.

Avexis has targeted Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the leading genetic cause of infant mortality, but their process can be applied to any single gene condition.

Question: Why is it that when ever I menton gene editing by means of a virus that the first thing people think of is the movie 'I am Legend', or "Gattaca"? How did this fearful attitude come to be so dominant? Is it church sponsored, or am I being cynical? ..or am I being even more cynical when I say that it's just perhaps that fear of strange concepts makes for a good movie ticket sales? I mean a movie about curing people probably wouldn't be that sexy.

If you lot are at all interested, google a technology called CRISPR. If not, then hitomi.la has all your hentai manga porn needs.

Cheers folks and happy new year!
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Re: 2018 year
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 01:08:43 PM »

I don't know about other religions, but in Islam, the life of a human being is the most important thing above everything else, so altering genes would be just the same as with plastic surgery, if it's to fix a defect or to better a person's life (or save it) then it is not only allowed but actually mandated. So, if someone wants to play with the baby's genes to have blond hair and blue eyes, or their own, then yeah that's a big no, but if it's to save a human's life or to prevent the baby from being born with a defect then by all means we must go ahead. I'm sure other religions are the same and it's just people that are backwards.

Unless I misunderstood what you meant by the gene stuff?  ;D
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Re: 2018 year
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 01:27:08 PM »

This year is already a month old!!! Anything worth sharing happened?
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