[A2k] Um . . .

Seth Johnson seth.p.johnson at gmail.com
Fri Nov 8 13:10:55 PST 2013


Might we want to get out in front on this one?

Holy cr*p!
> http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/exclusive-jawdropping-breakthrough-hailed-as-landmark-in-fight-against-hereditary-diseases-as-crispr-technique-heralds-genetic-revolution-8925295.html


Folks, this is general purpose gene editing -- in live organisms.  Go
online, look up a gene sequence you don't want to have, download it
into a Makerbot, it prints RNA, wraps them in CAS9, and spits out a
cocktail.  You might literally quaff it.  Then it *edits your cells!*

So: you can see, there's going to be a push to appropriate gene
sequences, and they're just code for a general purpose gene machine!


Seth




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