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Gene Editing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Gene Editing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Scientists are developing new ways to alter the genetic code of living organisms. John Oliver explores the risks, rewards, and wolf-related hazards of gene editing.

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25 thoughts on “Gene Editing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  1. It is not funny to laugh at animal abuse and cruel lab experiments to nonconsenting individuals. This is really sick.

  2. White people in colonial Africa thought that a mixed race child of white and black would be stripy like a zebra. Makes sense when you think about it (if you'd never seen a mixed race person before that is, and if you didn't understand genetics)

  3. How cheap and easy it is: we were doing gene editing in my first year uni bio lab

  4. Before we bring back the mammoth how about we bring back the bison…?

  5. Gene editing is a necessary next step for science. We need eugenics and designer human traits to improve ourself . This is not a debate. This must be embraced

  6. So when we manipulate the insect to save ourself and destroy their nature its ok and when humanity wants new traits is a monstrosity.

  7. I'm all with China in this . Hail China and its revolutionary attitude.

  8. instead of "biohackers" just call them what they are, dumb weirdos injecting frog sperm into themselves

  9. China did engineer twins with genetic resistance to HIV infection, with a modified CCR5 receptor.

  10. 0:53… While I do love your humor John, you should know that the movie is based off the video games made as early as the late mid 80s by the same name. While my first game of Rampage I played was Rampage 2: Universal Tour on the N64, the original Rampage was on A ton of different Atariis, Comedor 64, Lynx, Apple II, and the NES.

    Pretty sure the 3 original characters you could play as was George the Ape, Lizzie the Lizzard, and Ralph the Wolf, I don't think Boris the Rhino was introduced until number 2.

  11. It's like eugenics but potentially less unethical. But we still need to find a way to curb the potential of rich people becoming their own superior species.

  12. Just watching this makes me think that it will take 1 Dr. Wack Job to create the T-Virse. Isn't that what the T-Virse is, to create super human. Gene Editing is basically the same.

  13. drinking from a flask, wearing a plague doctor shirt. Yeah this guy definitely knows what he's doing. (plague doctors were basically amateur wacko scientists who exacerbated the spread of disease)

  14. well, it's the same with all technology – how to do we use it? Nuclear reactions- clean energy? NAH!! bombs? YEAHHHH!!

  15. I'm reminded of a documentary that I watched back when Bush Jr was president. They took bird eggs, edited the genes so it had dinosaur traits and then never let them hatch because they legally couldn't. What they essentially did was simply turned traits on or off, like turning on the gene for long tails. It was pretty cool.

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