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Posted 8/28/16
Becoming some sort of hentai monster demon beast type thing is the first thing that crossed my mind.
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you know they've already modified strawberries with salmon DNA so they will survive and be able to grow in the winter time.
Salmon have the ability to live in cold water so they just took that part out and put it in the strawberry. Idk if messing with humans like that is a good idea, but it would definitely be cool to buy different powers or abilities of other people/animals. Life would become a pay to win game O.O

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... let me just buy some Lebron, ok, and some Curry, alright, ya go ahead and toss in some Michael Jordan, ya I'll pay extra its ok.
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callmegabe8 wrote:

you know they've already modified strawberries with salmon DNA so they will survive and be able to grow in the winter time.
Salmon have the ability to live in cold water so they just took that part out and put it in the strawberry. Idk if messing with humans like that is a good idea, but it would definitely be cool to buy different powers or abilities of other people/animals. Life would become a pay to win game O.O

"1v1 me on the court bruh!"


... let me just buy some Lebron, ok, and some Curry, alright, ya go ahead and toss in some Michael Jordan, ya I'll pay extra its ok.


Salmon DNA in strawberries? Can they make chocolate coated apple D:, jk
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fredreload wrote:


callmegabe8 wrote:

you know they've already modified strawberries with salmon DNA so they will survive and be able to grow in the winter time.
Salmon have the ability to live in cold water so they just took that part out and put it in the strawberry. Idk if messing with humans like that is a good idea, but it would definitely be cool to buy different powers or abilities of other people/animals. Life would become a pay to win game O.O

"1v1 me on the court bruh!"


... let me just buy some Lebron, ok, and some Curry, alright, ya go ahead and toss in some Michael Jordan, ya I'll pay extra its ok.


Salmon DNA in strawberries? Can they make chocolate coated apple D:, jk :P


haha I don't think chocolate has dna... But I don't see why you cant just dip an apple in chocolate ;D
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Posted 8/29/16

callmegabe8 wrote:


fredreload wrote:


callmegabe8 wrote:

you know they've already modified strawberries with salmon DNA so they will survive and be able to grow in the winter time.
Salmon have the ability to live in cold water so they just took that part out and put it in the strawberry. Idk if messing with humans like that is a good idea, but it would definitely be cool to buy different powers or abilities of other people/animals. Life would become a pay to win game O.O

"1v1 me on the court bruh!"


... let me just buy some Lebron, ok, and some Curry, alright, ya go ahead and toss in some Michael Jordan, ya I'll pay extra its ok.


Salmon DNA in strawberries? Can they make chocolate coated apple D:, jk :P


haha I don't think chocolate has dna... But I don't see why you cant just dip an apple in chocolate ;D


I dunno lol, it's kind of like chocolate milk and strawberry milk , hmm chocolate dip apple sounds good
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Posted 8/29/16
None of the above, unless radioactive accident falls under "laser light" and I wake up with some sort of super human ability.
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I disagree with genetic modification of humans and other intelligent life on ethical grounds. Problems of property rights (could a person created using genetic manipulation techniques be termed property or perhaps a person genetically engineered to be property), creation of a 'genetically superior' human that becomes a new ruling elite over the other unmodified humans, and the inherent trial and error process of genetic engineering leading to many 'failures' who may still be viable, living humans but be discarded (killed) because they did not have the desired traits raises too many ethical questions for me.


To bad you don't get to choose whether or not we get genetically modified or not.

I'm mortifying my body genetic or augmentation when it's available.

We should evolve the human race and that's what the movement I follow is for ^^


Post-fertilization genetic modification is highly improbable at best. Unlike in Hollywood movies, zapping someone with 'de-evolution laser' or injecting a 'mutation serum' will not actually do anything. Evolution is not set path. And any 'spontaneous mutation' would basically be cancer in your body, slowly or not so slowly killing you. One could, using stem cells, replace a part of your body with new genetic material but that would be localized, non-inheritable, and would replace what was already there much like a replacement kidney or liver. It would not, for example, give you super-strength or cat-like reflexes.

With this in mind, we could perhaps modify children. However the ethical questions I raised in my prior post would apply. Would you have any answers to them? To repeat them, they are...
1. Who would own these modifications? Under current genetic modification laws any resulting organism from genetic modification would be the property of the creator. Do you propose the buying and selling of humans?
2. Would these modified humans be equal to unmodified humans?
3. Genetics are not tinker toys. For every success there are countless failures. What happens to these potentially still viable humans if they do not have the desired expressed genetic outcomes?
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Multiple, 1&2, since I'm vaguely familiar with the concepts. There is also the idea of transferring someones mind into a designer clone, but you would have to deal with finding a way so that the clone identity is immediately "you", or something like that to avoid controversy.

Also, obviously becoming a cute cat-eared maid, duh.
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Posted 8/29/16

Ravenstein wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:


Ravenstein wrote:

I disagree with genetic modification of humans and other intelligent life on ethical grounds. Problems of property rights (could a person created using genetic manipulation techniques be termed property or perhaps a person genetically engineered to be property), creation of a 'genetically superior' human that becomes a new ruling elite over the other unmodified humans, and the inherent trial and error process of genetic engineering leading to many 'failures' who may still be viable, living humans but be discarded (killed) because they did not have the desired traits raises too many ethical questions for me.


To bad you don't get to choose whether or not we get genetically modified or not.

I'm mortifying my body genetic or augmentation when it's available.

We should evolve the human race and that's what the movement I follow is for ^^


Post-fertilization genetic modification is highly improbable at best. Unlike in Hollywood movies, zapping someone with 'de-evolution laser' or injecting a 'mutation serum' will not actually do anything. Evolution is not set path. And any 'spontaneous mutation' would basically be cancer in your body, slowly or not so slowly killing you. One could, using stem cells, replace a part of your body with new genetic material but that would be localized, non-inheritable, and would replace what was already there much like a replacement kidney or liver. It would not, for example, give you super-strength or cat-like reflexes.

With this in mind, we could perhaps modify children. However the ethical questions I raised in my prior post would apply. Would you have any answers to them? To repeat them, they are...
1. Who would own these modifications? Under current genetic modification laws any resulting organism from genetic modification would be the property of the creator. Do you propose the buying and selling of humans?
2. Would these modified humans be equal to unmodified humans?
3. Genetics are not tinker toys. For every success there are countless failures. What happens to these potentially still viable humans if they do not have the desired expressed genetic outcomes?



It is possible improbable but possible the human body can be replaced to an extent.
In theory the whole body except the brain is replaceable though we have yet to do a brain transplant.

1. no you would not
2. no they would be superior
3. they live on as they are.

Also Genetic modification is not the only form of modification that is viable.
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Modifying your DNA will not necessarily cause any physical changes to take place. If you encode your DNA to say you have a tail, you'll never grow a tail. But if your DNA has flaws that results in some sort of disease or disorder, DNA modification can help cure you of that disease or eliminate the symptoms of the disorder.
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gattaca


Knowing human nature that's about how it would go... Also Gattaca was only in zygotes IIRC, we're talking about fully grown humans.

That said, I wanna be a catgirl, sign me up!
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JustineKo2 wrote:

Modifying your DNA will not necessarily cause any physical changes to take place. If you encode your DNA to say you have a tail, you'll never grow a tail. But if your DNA has flaws that results in some sort of disease or disorder, DNA modification can help cure you of that disease or eliminate the symptoms of the disorder.


Every cell in your body changes every few years doesn't it? The change would be gradual and it'd probably kill you, but you'd eventually grow a tail, wouldn't you?
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Posted 8/30/16 , edited 8/30/16
First question. How do you change the DNA in every cell of your body?

Edit: Actually read OP. You're talking embryos. Oops


Ryulightorb wrote:

I'm [modifying] my body genetic[ally] . . . when it's available.

It won't be in your lifetime, pal.
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an1m3n00b wrote:


JustineKo2 wrote:

Modifying your DNA will not necessarily cause any physical changes to take place. If you encode your DNA to say you have a tail, you'll never grow a tail. But if your DNA has flaws that results in some sort of disease or disorder, DNA modification can help cure you of that disease or eliminate the symptoms of the disorder.


Every cell in your body changes every few years doesn't it? The change would be gradual and it'd probably kill you, but you'd eventually grow a tail, wouldn't you?
You also have DNA that prioritizes healing over genetic expression. In order for that tail to grow you'd need to shut off that DNA that encodes for healing, but you wouldn't want to do that because every time you'd get cut you'd bleed to death. Even then you still have to find a way to generate all that bone and muscle tissue, which is also not normally encoded into DNA.

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JustineKo2 wrote:


an1m3n00b wrote:


JustineKo2 wrote:

Modifying your DNA will not necessarily cause any physical changes to take place. If you encode your DNA to say you have a tail, you'll never grow a tail. But if your DNA has flaws that results in some sort of disease or disorder, DNA modification can help cure you of that disease or eliminate the symptoms of the disorder.


Every cell in your body changes every few years doesn't it? The change would be gradual and it'd probably kill you, but you'd eventually grow a tail, wouldn't you?
You also have DNA that prioritizes healing over genetic expression. In order for that tail to grow you'd need to shut off that DNA that encodes for healing, but you wouldn't want to do that because every time you'd get cut you'd bleed to death. Even then you still have to find a way to generate all that bone and muscle tissue, which is also not normally encoded into DNA.




just slather stem cells on it, that'll solve everything, right?
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