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Article: Why I injected myself with an untested gene therapy (BBC news about biohacking)

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by TiredSam, Nov 22, 2017.

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    Teaser quote if anybody wants to figure if it's worth clicking through
     
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    At first read, I thought Chihuahua cells were being implanted in the kid or the Chihuahua was getting injected.

    I probably should have put this in the Classic ME Moments or Misheard/Misread forum, but I couldn’t be bothered. :D
     
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    "A Chihuahua mix wearing an inflatable recovery collar snored beside him."

    My favourite part so far.
     
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    He's not the only one:
    http://www.iflscience.com/health-an...-became-the-first-person-to-edit-his-own-dna/
     
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    I'm looking for the M.E. Moments thread on PR, or here, and can't find it anywhere. Is it my brain or is it gone?
    Miss it.
     
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    healthforall Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    I am too lazy to figure out what untested gene therapies I would like to have myself injected with(obviously one that ends my CFS/ME).Can I also improve my appearance?get thin(ner)?make wrinkles go away?It wasn't that hard to come up with ideas.
     
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    I'd quite like the untested gene therapy shown at the beginning of prometheus, the one that not only unravels and rewrites my DNA but also destroys an entire planetary ecosystem.

    I mean yes it looks like it may smart a bit, but the whole kill everything else on the planet thing - take that evolution, maybe next time you could evolve a plan that didn't require my life to be completely f'd up.

    Anthropomorphism, gotta love it, it's just such a useful thing if insane motivation is required, such a good tool for justifying hatred in an indifferent universe ;)
     
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    Interesting article.

    From a scientific view: Why should something change in one's genome/mtRNA or so when a small amount of DNA is injected once? Would the reapeated injection of DNA change the outcome?
     
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