Chinese scientist claims to have created the world’s first GENE-EDITED babies that resist HIV virus in ‘monstrous’ experiment.
For the first time ever, scientists have now used gene-editing techniques to make monkey brains more humanlike.
University of Colorado geneticist James Sikela told the MIT Technology Review: “The use of transgenic monkeys to study human genes linked to brain evolution is a very risky road to take. It is a classic slippery slope issue and one that we can expect to recur as this type of research is pursued.”
— New York Post (@nypost) April 11, 2019
Chinese scientists have “gene hacked” a group of monkeys to make them smarter — in an experiment branded “reckless” by experts.
The experiment involved exposing monkeys to human genes that affect the development of our brains.
In a study published in the National Science Review, a team of Chinese scientists revealed how they successfully edited a human gene into rhesus monkeys.
The human gene microcephalin (MCPH1) is expressed during the “fetal stage” of our brain’s development and has been linked to brain size.
Researchers exposed a group of monkey embryos to viruses containing the gene.
This led to the development of monkey brain cells resembling human development. More
There’s a difference between things that you can do and things you should do. This may fall into the first category, but definitely not the second one.
I feel like there’s a whole series of movies SPECIFICALLY about how this is a bad idea. Just like those documentaries Robocop and The Terminator
— Sway (@ThatDudeSway) April 11, 2019
oh, like nothing will go wrong with doing that =P idiots.
— Fr. Chris Miller (@FrMiller) April 11, 2019
So uh apparently these scientists watched Planet of the Apes then thought, “Well monkeys aren’t apes so we can insert human intelligence genes into them,” which uh… is not the conclusion one would hope they would draw https://t.co/KshOnb5yJE
— Matt Majeune-Fagan (@MattMajeune) April 10, 2019
chinese scientists insert human genes suspected to influence intelligence into monkeys. what could possibly go wrong. https://t.co/S5k0tctURY
— David Ma (@tech_lawyer) April 11, 2019
This is why they are called Godless Communists. They have no souls, no morality, no sense of human decency. They torture these defenseless creatures as if they are nothing, messing around with the “natural order.” This is heinous and it’s dangerous.