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    Default Future IFBB Bodybuilding Division: "Gene-Doping-Class?"

    Wow! Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos! Is this the beginning of genetic manipulation/dominance in the world? What does all of this mean? The article was published Wednesday in the prestigious journal Nature
    The team of scientists have safely repaired a gene mutation that causes a horrible heart defect in human embryos.This new breakthrough will spark a tremendous debate on the frontier of genetic engineering. This new breakthrough was done in a genetically-derived disease called hypertropic cardiomyopathy, which causes sudden death in genetically prone athletes. This new genetic modifying technology can be a major breakthrough in preventing genetically-derived diseases! One fear is that the FDA can regulate this procedure for disease prevention in the US, but we can't regulate it in other parts of the world such as: China, Russia, North Korea, or the Middle East. The fear is: "Designer Babies!" Can you imagine? Designing women with just blue eyes, or blond hair, or gene-manipulating and by further increasing the male population in China which is already male dominated! What about greater intelligence or athleticism? How about building the future genetic freaks of bodybuilding by inhibiting certain genes such as myostatin and other genes that control muscle growth?
    Will the IFBB/NPC have a new division in bodybuilding in the future called the "Gene-Doping Class?" Now, of course, this study was done in a petri dish in a test-tube aka "in-vitro" and it was 75% successful. NO way will the FDA allow it's use in human embryos until it's perfected 100% in-vitro. But this technology will not be approved for some time. However nothing is stopping underground labs around the world, outside the US, from creating a whole new race of super-humans.
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    yes, this has been going on for awhile to make super humans..they will be genetically modified but will have weaknesses

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    Yeah it's called CRISPR, this is my field, it has massive future potential. Were a long way off from editing genomes for traits like intelligence as there are 1000's of interconnected and multifunctional genes that code proteins that play roles in these types of traits and we wouldn't know where to start even if someone wanted to have a crack. Backyard "scientists" can get there hands on CRISPR tech easy if they have a go but without a high level understanding of genomics, which takes many years, and specialized laboratory equipment it's totally useless.

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    GREAT read

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    One of the issues with this genetics technology is related to weapons research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harmankardon1 View Post
    Yeah it's called CRISPR, this is my field, it has massive future potential. Were a long way off from editing genomes for traits like intelligence as there are 1000's of interconnected and multifunctional genes that code proteins that play roles in these types of traits and we wouldn't know where to start even if someone wanted to have a crack. Backyard "scientists" can get there hands on CRISPR tech easy if they have a go but without a high level understanding of genomics, which takes many years, and specialized laboratory equipment it's totally useless.

    It's amazing technology, people have been doing this fr years with bacterial genomes. For diseases like huntingtons, where only a single gene is involved this has huge potential. However I'm with Harman, genes are complicated, and it's not a case of a single gene controls a single phylogenetic trait. It might be 50 to 150 genes for example that influence eye colour so engineering talent for traits like muscle mass are probably still someway off. Really cool though
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