Genetics and Technology

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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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July 7, 2017: Would it be possible to recreate some Neanderthals?
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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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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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