Genetics and Technology

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February 15, 2017: Can a genetic modification/mutation make the body achieve immortality?
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July 5, 2016: Will a third generation clone have the same DNA as the original?
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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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November 9, 2015: Could gene editing give humans the ability to regrow lost limbs? And, could it be possible to edit adult human phenotype? In other words, change body/facial bone structure etc.
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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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May 16, 2014: I heard they just passed a law requiring that GM foods be labeled as such in Vermont.  This seems like a good idea to me.  What do you think?
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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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April 22, 2014: I went to a genetics workshop and they talked about altering the genes, in a cat with cancer for example, so that the cancer would glow and they could observe where it traveled. They didn't get a chance to get into the process so how does that work? How would you get the luminescent DNA into all of the cancer cells?
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