[ExI] that's not true!
Stephen Van Sickle
sjv2006 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 00:41:11 UTC 2016
I don't believe that was germ-line engineering. They only modified immune
cells. But still exciting progress.
On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 8:51 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Some of you were around for Extro4, that extropian schmooze Natasha and Max
> organized in about 1999 at Berkeley.
> A number of speakers were having a panel discussion in which one biologist
> made a comment about germline DNA modification being out of our reach and
> would be impossible forever. At that moment a lone voice from the back of
> the auditorium shouted THAT'S NOT TRUE! Up stood Robert Bradbury, who made
> the case that such a technology is eventually going to be reality and part
> of the medics' arsenal. Bradbury and the expert debated back and forth
> across this auditorium. Afterwards I watched the crowds gather around both
> speakers. It was clear enough to me that the biology hipsters present
> believed Robert's version of the future.
> According to this article, the Chinese have made Bradbury's vision reality:
> So tragic it is that Robert lived 5 years too short to see this.
> Now all of yas, put away the recreational pharmaceuticals, exercise, eat
> light, live right, sleep in your own bed every night, live long enough to
> see coming to fruition your favorite technological vision! And if you
> don't, make arrangements to preserve your connectome! We have tech to live
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