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Thread: Scientists put human gene into monkeys to make them smarter, human-like

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    Default Scientists put human gene into monkeys to make them smarter, human-like

    What the hell?!?!?! How can someone not have seen the Charlton Heston, Tim Burton, or James Franco "Planet of the Apes" movies at this point???

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    Making monkeys more smart and human-like, scientists have used gene-editing to insert human brain gene in a monkey.
    For the first time, a team of Chinese scientists made use of gene-editing techniques to make monkey brains more human-like. By the end, the monkeys, rhesus macaques, got smarter and had superior memories as compared to the unaltered monkeys.
    Researchers edited the human version of a gene known as ‘MCPH1’ into the macaques. The gene made the monkeys’ brain develop along a more human-like timeline. The gene-hacked monkeys showed better reaction times and improved short-term memories in comparison to their unaltered peers, as per China Daily.
    Chinese scientists clone gene-edited monkeys for disease research
    The team successfully created 11 transgenic rhesus monkeys carrying human copies of MCPH1. They said that a transgenic monkey model is practical and to a large extent can imitate the human-specific status.
    However, few scientists also raised concerns regarding the technique, some even calling it ‘reckless’. Geneticist James Sikela told the MIT Technology Review, “The use of transgenic monkeys to study human genes linked to brain evolution is a very risky road to take. It is a classic slippery slope issue and one that we can expect to recur as this type of research is pursued.”

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    That's all we need....the monkeys to tell us how stupid we are!
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    Damn them all to Helllll!

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    We really are hellbent on destroying ourselves, aren't we?
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    This won't end well. Let us all be dead when this shit hits the fan, please.
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    So we couldn't we find a way to make humans smarter? I guess not, then.
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    Same folks trying to revive the wooly mammoth?
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    Oh, Jaysus

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