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CRISPR babies at risk for early death
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RE: CRISPR babies at risk for early death
(06-10-2019 10:13 AM)Abelard Lindsey Wrote:  Guys, anti-aging is the killer app for bio-engineering, not designer babies.

I can tell for every one person who's into designer babies there is probably a 1,000 who are into radical life extension.

Personally, I think this kind of stuff is going to fail catastrophically.

One thing we have in healthcare (and nutrition field) is a reductionist model of science. In other words - doing X --> get Y results.

Even with mTor, senescent cells, etc - I'm not entirely convinced we fully understand the interplay of everything going on.

Goes back to what I wrote above about complex systems.

I saw 8 different categories of anti-aging treatments in that article.

That's only the 8 that they know of.

My guess is that there will always be a crack in the dam they've missed.

But again, I'm keeping an open mind here and I'm interested in seeing how this plays out.

My money would be on the benefits being relatively minimal, but I could be wrong.

Not happening. - redbeard in regards to ETH flippening BTC

06-10-2019 09:57 PM
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