johnkclark at gmail.com
Sat May 23 12:45:44 UTC 2020
On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 5:22 AM Ben via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> * > This is why no-one has made more than trivial progress with genetic
> engineering to produce novel features. People talk excitedly about using
> CRISPR to give people things like an extra thumb, or extend our vision into
> the ultraviolet. We have no clue how to do things like this,*
Well, we know how to make macro changes in fruit flies, such as sprouting
antennas from their eyes, and to make flies that have no eyes at all, and
to make a extra pair of legs grow out of the head. Fruit flies have 14,000
genes while humans only have slightly more, 24,000.
John K Clark
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