Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tag: Are Gene Edited Cows or Humans What We Really Need?

Are Gene Edited Cows or Humans What We Really Need?

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by F. William Engdahl, New Eastern Outlook:

Scientists using the “second generation” of genetic manipulation technology have used gene-editing to alter the DNA of breed of cattle so that they supposedly do not grow horns. At around the same time another group of scientists claim to have injected human cells into monkeys to create chimeras, as in the ancient Greek myths of beings part lion, part snake. Earlier this year a group of Chinese researchers claimed to have deliberately gene-edited monkey clones with a mental disturbance. What few realize is that all this is taking place almost entirely without any serious health and safety regulation. Is this what mankind really needs at this juncture?