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The future is now.  They use the excuse of helping infertile couples and eradicating disease.  Conveniently there just happens to be millions of IVF embryos laying around with nothing to do.  Sick puppies.  How could you not believe in Hell?  There has to be justice for these poor little ones.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12133410/British-scientists-granted-permission-to-genetically-modify-human-embryos.html

The Francis Crick institute will genetically edit the leftover embryos from from IVF clinics

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However British scientists were among 150 experts who in November called for a worldwide ban on genetic editing of embryos claiming the practice could open the door to ‘irrevocably altering the human species.’
Nola Lean of Christian charity CARE said:“This decision opens the door to full blown eugenics and you have to wonder where it will stop.
“The sanctity and equality of human life is under threat as never before it would seem as we push ahead crossing one ethical boundary after another"
Dr Calum MacKellar, Director of Research of the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics said: “Allowing the gene editing of embryos opens the road to genetically modifying all the descendants of a person as well as full blown eugenics which was condemned by all civilised societies after the Second World War.”

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Gene therapy has been available since the 1970s but it is only recently that scientists have developed technology which can snip out parts of genetic code
The technique could permanently remove harmful mutations which lead to inherited diseases like Huntingdon’s, cystic fibrosis and haemophilia, critics say it could have unexpected side effects any may damage healthy strands of DNA.
Alastair Kent, Director of Genetic Alliance UK, said: "“Understanding the crucial process of embryo development could help us to understand causes of infertility, miscarriage and some genetic diseases.
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Re: British scientists granted permission to genetically modify human embryos
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2016, 10:29:29 PM »
This is so wrong. And while we're at it, IVF and its resulting "leftover embryos" is of the devil.
 

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Re: British scientists granted permission to genetically modify human embryos
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2016, 07:17:14 AM »
This CRSPR technique they mention allows them to modify genes in a single generation whereas it used to take four or five for the same results.
Plus it no longer requires a sophisticated lab to perform. Once modified genes are loose in the population who knows if they can be removed.
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Re: British scientists granted permission to genetically modify human embryos
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2016, 08:11:07 AM »
Well.....if there was ever a time God needed to act, it would appear to be around now.

Wouldn't it?
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Re: British scientists granted permission to genetically modify human embryos
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2016, 01:40:34 PM »
Well.....if there was ever a time God needed to act, it would appear to be around now.

Wouldn't it?

I'm really starting to hope so.