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Autism traits could be 'edited' out genetic trial suggests
Telegraph.uk ^ | 25 June 2018 5:25pm | https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/06/25/autism-traits-significantly-reduced-breakthrough-gene

Posted on 06/26/2018 10:59:51 AM PDT by BenLurkin

Researchers are hailing a breakthrough after they used cutting-edge gene editing to to significantly reduce repetitive behaviour associated with the disorder.

The technique, which was performed on mice, could also be developed to treat conditions ranging from opioid addiction and neuropathic pain to schizophrenia and epileptic seizures.

Scientists injected gold nanoparticles covered in a “forest” of DNA chains to alter the  the genetic code of mouse models with a form of autism called fragile X syndrome (FXS).

The technique, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, resulted in in a 30 per cent drop in repetitive digging, and a 70 reduction in leaping, both indicative of autistic behaviour.

Because the editing DNA was introduced attached to gold particles, the team were able to control how much of the crucial Cas9 protein was delivered, in contrast to previous failed attempts using viruses

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: autism; dna; geneediting; gold

1 posted on 06/26/2018 10:59:51 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Could the technique be used to help lefties’ mental condition/illness?


2 posted on 06/26/2018 11:02:03 AM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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To: BenLurkin

Okay, cure autism before it starts? How about homosexuality? And so many other things? Designer kids? Good or bad, it appears we are moving in this direction.


3 posted on 06/26/2018 11:02:39 AM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!y)
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To: Reno89519

If people were truly born as Sodomites, this could help eradicate those practices.

But as long as homosexuals continue to groom and recruit children, adolescents, and young adults, there will be a continuing Sodomite problem in society.


4 posted on 06/26/2018 11:09:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
Autism spectrum disorder ... can also be associated with intellectual disability.

And genius.

5 posted on 06/26/2018 11:10:10 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: BenLurkin

CRISPR uses a modified AIDS virus to infect all the cells of the organism and snip out the offending DNA string and stitch the two ends back together.

It’s like writing a macro to remove a certain character string from all the files on your computer.

What could possibly go wrong?


6 posted on 06/26/2018 11:10:40 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=600><p>https://i.imgur.com/zXSEP5Z.gif)
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To: MUDDOG

Exactly.


7 posted on 06/26/2018 11:17:46 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: MUDDOG

What could be more disabling in modern America?


8 posted on 06/26/2018 11:25:05 AM PDT by gundog (Hail to the Chief, bitches.)
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To: BenLurkin

We still have to determine where all this autism came from when previous generations were not afflicted any anywhere near this rate.

Clearly there is some aspect or aspects of modernity which is the cause - which one(s)? Vaccines? Chemicals? Artificial food? Fluoride in the water? Something sprayed in the air? Television and media oversaturation?

Whatever it is, it seems a lot of people are deeply interested in not finding out. With the number of Americans affected by autism as high as it is, it’s obscene that it’s not a major health care priority.


9 posted on 06/26/2018 11:46:07 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 1)
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To: BenLurkin

Why is there such an outcry over genetically modified beans or corn, but not genetically modified humans?


10 posted on 06/26/2018 11:57:54 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Liberalism is the denial of human nature.)
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To: BenLurkin

save for later


11 posted on 06/26/2018 12:04:57 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: BenLurkin

Pass.

It won’t be a cure, it’ll be abortion.


12 posted on 06/26/2018 12:09:27 PM PDT by Luircin
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To: MUDDOG

Indeed . . .


13 posted on 06/26/2018 12:48:19 PM PDT by LTC.Ret
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To: BenLurkin

Next time I’m laying traps, I’ll have to come up with special procedures. Of course, the first problem is how to spot them - hmmm, I think this could be the work of an autistic one.


14 posted on 06/26/2018 1:24:07 PM PDT by fruser1
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To: BenLurkin
then that'll be the end of 4chan...
15 posted on 06/26/2018 5:18:41 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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