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Gene-editing helps man see again

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by danieldemol, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. danieldemol

    danieldemol Well-Known Member
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    'MINEOLA, N.Y. - FOX 5 NY first introduced viewers to Michael Kalberer in May. He spoke to us about being the second participant in the world in a groundbreaking medical trial designed to try and restore vision to visually impaired patients.

    "What I was seeing prior to the surgery last September, my central vision was very obscured," Kalberer said. "It was probably the size varying between a Q-tip and dime."

    Now his surgically-treated right eye no longer experiences an underwater sensation, he said. Also, the circumference of his vision in that eye is now closer to the size of a quarter.

    "I've also started to see changes in light perception — things like silhouettes of objects like a fork or food on a plate and even color which was pretty cool," Kalberer said.


    The study he is part of involves the revolutionary gene-editing technique called CRISPR, which allows scientists to make precise changes in DNA.'

    Source: MAJOR STEP FOR SCIENCE: Gene-editing helps man see again

    Looks like another solid result from science while religion can only offer us empty promises of miracles.

    In my opinion.
     
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  2. Rival

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    This was great until you felt the need to take a bizarre random dig at religion.
     
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    This Veritasium vid shows some mice which had the age of their eyes reversed. They had cataracts, and their eyes were set back in age, clearing their vision. If true its even better than DNA editing.
    Apparently the world is in danger of much longer life spans. I've no idea how we're going to fit all the new people. However it is accomplished its going to be very impressive. If you can reverse your age then the good thing is you don't die, but the trick is that you've got to share with all the other people who also aren't dying.

    Hence we see in media the sentiment echoed that it is venerable to accept mortality. We can see around the corner that a lot of people are going to have to learn to.
     
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    Yup. Same thoughts.
     
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    Cataclysms, and Catastrophic Wars.

    Edit: Can't forget plagues.
     
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    Can they switch off body hair yet? Someone in my family tree was messin with sasquatch :(
     
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  7. KenS

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  8. danieldemol

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    Meh,
    We have religious people taking bizzare random digs at science often, I think a little backfire here and there is appropriate.

    In my opinion.
     
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  9. Rival

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    It's really not. I think just letting it go is the better way.
     
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  10. KenS

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    then again... I think you are batting 1,000

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    I don't think there is anything that is not a dig. IMHO.
     
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    i've been watching this technology for a decade.


    the things of legend are possible.

    https://www.treehugger.com/bizarre-examples-of-genetic-engineering-4869360

    https://www.livescience.com/59602-crispr-advances-gene-editing-field.html
     
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  12. TransmutingSoul

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    It may be that God has given that capacity, the capacity of working for the good of all humanity, so it may be we need to thank God that we can do such things and are inspired to do greater things.

    It could be that we are not ready to admit that when we choose our way, that man can use science and religion in ways that do not make it better for all humanity.

    Regards Tony
     
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  13. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    I'm just the opposite. On my cranium.

    My bowling ball is less shiny.
     
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  14. danieldemol

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    *shrugs*
    Those digs were all justified, if you disagree then lets hope you have sound reason for doing so.

    In my opinion.
     
  15. Dan From Smithville

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    It is amazing technology.

    Being a Christian and a scientist, I get all the digs. That's why I am a rabbit.
     
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    In my particular view, I look at it as using the gifts God gave us to make honest discovery and application. It is certainly a belief that I cannot support with evidence, but it does not detract from the valuable work and effort of thousands of scientists of all persuasions.
     
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    Nothing wrong with that. I can see good points (and bad points) to almost any religion. What drives he nuts is when theist try to use rational arguments for their religions and utterly fail and then wil not own up to it.

    As to the dig by the OP I do tend to notice them far more often coming from various theist so I guess turnabout is fair play.
     
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    I find it frustrating to talk to someone that clearly has no idea about science or the claims of science, yet is proud to deny it all and dismiss it as the works of man. Yet they do not dismiss all those works obviously.

    Where the interpretation of scripture and valid knowledge butt heads, I think it is just that we do not understand the scripture and some existing interpretations are poor.
     
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    It is amazing technology. I am more familiar with some of the prospects of using it in agriculture and we are only getting started.

    https://covercress.com/pressrelease...ure_of_CRISPR_technologies_in_agriculture.pdf
     
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  20. KenS

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    Only that, if you noticed, there isn't a single break but rather a constant. We just notice that there is more to it than just a dig. I don't take it personal.
     
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