Proponents of Prime Editing talk about the possibility of making “any kind of DNA change that anyone wants at just about any site in the human genome.” Thus, according to Francis Collins, “scientists and leaders around the globe have an obligation to consider the appropriate use — if any — of heritable human gene editing."
After the scientific community at large criticized a Chinese geneticist for genetically modifying human embryos with a tool called CRISPER, a new technology called "Prime Editing" has been introduced. Prime Editing will allow scientists to edit practically any gene in an embryo.
In 2012, when a “Family Guy” episode aired depicting character Peter Griffith having a stroke, $150 million in federal grants went to embryo-destructive research. Despite all the funding dedicated to embryo-destructive research, embryonic stem cells had not yielded a single viable treatment by 2012, but adult stem cells had.
More than half of the world’s wealthiest investors are preparing for a drop in financial markets before the end of 2020, according to UBS Global Wealth Management. Investors are worried about the 2020 presidential election and the trade dispute between the US and China.
Could you even imagine a sports car with such a powerful, finely tuned rotary engine, whose rotor, drive shaft, and subunits work together so smoothly, that the engine can hit 42,000 rpm and achieve 100% energy efficiency? Well, no… as amazing as cars are these days, the best redline at 10,000 rpm and achieve below 50 percent energy efficiency, meaning that less than half of the power produced actually propels the car. The rest is emitted as wasted heat.