Gene Therapy and Genetic Engineering

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August 8, 2017: I just read about scientists in Oregon using CRISPR to fix a broken gene in human embryos. Is this as big a deal as the news stories are making it out to be?
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May 2, 2017: The human genome is fully mapped, so we know which genes make a heart. Is it possible to isolate these genes and create fully functional organs in labs?
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February 15, 2017: Can a genetic modification/mutation make the body achieve immortality?
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May 17, 2016: Would it be possible to make a virus that attacks other viruses? Kind of like how our T cells do?
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May 4, 2016: What is CRISPR and why is it so great?
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May 7, 2015: Summer is coming and I would like to get rid of my red hair and fair skin. Is there any way to fix my broken MC1R gene?
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October 16, 2014: Suppose we have a geneticist who knows everything about genetics (how she got that knowledge isn't important to this question). She doesn’t just know everything we know now but everything we could possibly know.  How much genetic engineering would she be able to do with our current level of technology?
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April 30, 2014: Do geneticists encourage gene splicing for people who can pass a genetic disorder to their children? I guess what I am asking is if a parent would be required to undergo a genetic profiling before they are allowed to go ahead with their family planning? In so doing the embryo would be given a DNA scan and should there be any deformity that link would be removed, in order to create a perfect child.
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February 28, 2013: Is there some way to use genetics to wipe out all viral diseases?
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March 1, 2012: Would it be possible to mix the DNA from multiple sperm cells, producing a single sperm cell with individual chromosomes from different males (say 16 from Male A, and 7 from Male B) and then combine this sperm with an egg?
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