New gene therapy approved by FDA

Isaac Lewis
Isaac Lewis

A new gene therapy has been given the green light to be used as a treatment for spinal muscular atrophy.
Zolgensma is indicated for the treatment of children less than two years of age with SMA. The product is an adeno-associated virus vector-based gene therapy that targets the cause of SMA. The vector delivers a fully functional copy of human SMN gene into the target motor neuron cells. A one-time intravenous administration of Zolgensma results in expression of the SMN protein in a child’s motor neurons, which improves muscle movement and function, and survival of a child with SMA. Dosing is determined based on the weight of the patient.

At the moment, the price tag sits firmly around $2 million which is still far cheaper than the sum cost of other treatments required for this disease which result in the children seldom living past early childhood anyway. This represents one step closer to the broader acceptance of human genetic modification.
Thoughts?
fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-innovative-gene-therapy-treat-pediatric-patients-spinal-muscular-atrophy-rare-disease

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Gabriel King
Gabriel King

A great achievement, but at this price point of course unaffordable for most. Therefore, I don't see it benefitting society that much, at least until it becomes less expensive.

Samuel Ward
Samuel Ward

I do agree it's a step in the right direction w.r.t. attitude towards gene editing. This technology has the potential for a big positive impact on humanity.

Robert Morales
Robert Morales

he thinks the advancement of this kind of tech is good
Somewhat hasn’t read his Uncle Ted

Christopher Cruz
Christopher Cruz

Enlighten me

Thomas Young
Thomas Young

Few people will resist the introduction of a genetic technique that eliminates a hereditary disease. It does no apparent harm and prevents much suffering. Yet a large number of genetic improvements taken together will make the human being into an engineered product rather than a free creation of chance (or of God, or whatever, depending on your religious belief)
123. If you think that big government interferes in your life too much NOW, just wait till the government starts regulating the genetic constitution of your children. Such regulation will inevitably follow the introduction of genetic engineering of human beings, because the consequences of unregulated genetic engineering would be disastrous. [19]
124. The usual response to such concerns is to talk about “medical ethics.” But a code of ethics would not serve to protect freedom in the face of medical progress; it would only make matters worse. A code of ethics applicable to genetic engineering would be in effect a means of regulating the genetic constitution of human beings. Somebody (probably the upper-middle class, mostly) would decide that such and such applications of genetic engineering were “ethical” and others were not, so that in effect they would be imposing their own values on the genetic constitution of the population at large. Even if a code of ethics were chosen on a completely democratic basis, the majority would be imposing their own values on any minorities who might have a different idea of what constituted an “ethical” use of genetic engineering. The only code of ethics that would truly protect freedom would be one that prohibited ANY genetic engineering of human beings, and you can be sure that no such code will ever be applied in a technological society. No code that reduced genetic engineering to a minor role could stand up for long, because the temptation presented by the immense power of biotechnology would be irresistible, especially since to the majority of people many of its applications will seem obviously and unequivocally good (eliminating physical and mental diseases, giving people the abilities they need to get along in today’s world). Inevitably, genetic engineering will be used extensively, but only in ways consistent with the needs of the industrial- technological system. [20]
. Presumably, research will continue to increase the effectiveness of psychological techniques for controlling human behavior. But we think it is unlikely that psychological techniques alone will be sufficient to adjust human beings to the kind of society that technology is creating. Biological methods probably will have to be used. We have already mentioned the use of drugs in this connection. Neurology may provide other avenues for modifying the human mind. Genetic engineering of human beings is already beginning to occur in the form of “gene therapy,” and there is no reason to assume that such methods will not eventually be used to modify those aspects of the body that affect mental functioning.
Some more or less relevant snippets
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Isaac Fisher
Isaac Fisher

DIY gene editing kits

Online tutorials provided

You can learn to do what they charge millions for from your bedroom

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Julian Clark
Julian Clark

So basically you're doing what liberals do and try to inflate and foil some work of fiction and speculation into muh inevitable disaster if you don't ban/bash X.

I'll have 3 Aryan ubermensch children, please. Chop chop, before the Chinks do it first.

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Lucas Cruz
Lucas Cruz

they already have

Elijah King
Elijah King

So the potential upsides include better health, maybe increased cognitive ability to favour higher production.
Potential downsides result from the control over what genes are edited and in what way. It could be used to create obedient humans who serve those in power (those in control of the gene editing).

Could be a similar story to nuclear weapons. Mutual assured destruction can protect us, but if it goes wrong once we're all fucked. With gene editing we could have some nice health benefits for a while, but if it goes wrong once we're fucked. Or maybe increased intelligence through gene editing makes our species more resilient to a major fuck up and sets us up for great success. Could go either way if you ask me.

Joshua Davis
Joshua Davis

Mutual assured destruction can protect us
Are two people both pointing loaded guns at each others' heads truly "safe"?

Thomas Martinez
Thomas Martinez

I guess one potential concern is if the adenovirus used to implant DNA becomes contagious. Not too big a deal if it's something for medicine. But in the future, if it extends to the point where degenerates can give themselves cat ears, swap sexes, etc. we'd have a contagious pathogen turning everyone in its wake into loli catgirls.

Leo Bailey
Leo Bailey

Why don't we make an airborne virus that turns everyone into a genius with blonde hair and blue eyes?

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Ethan Perez
Ethan Perez

I am paid to post here
You’ve just confirmed everything he said. Tell your boss to fire you.

Easton Wright
Easton Wright

Why would we want niggers, spics, slants, and jews to blend in perfectly, you fucking subhuman retard?

Jeremiah Cooper
Jeremiah Cooper

Because then they wouldn't be niggers, spics, slants, and jews anymore.

Charles Nguyen
Charles Nguyen

Why do you want the world to be 99% ugly and retarded?

Angel Rivera
Angel Rivera

You're not listening. We make a virus that turns everyone Aryan. When they reproduce? Aryans. We would make kikes immune to still have a world wide jew hunt.

Jaxson Miller
Jaxson Miller

The real point is that the (((vaccines))) are already loaded with shit like this.

Caleb Lopez
Caleb Lopez

adenovirus
You need to talk to the USNAVY about that one, user.

Grayson James
Grayson James

Gene editing doesn't work like that. You need to work on the DNA in a lab. A virus isn't going to do shit except maybe kill the host.

Xavier Wright
Xavier Wright

The "worked on" DNA is then implanted in a virus.

Gabriel Adams
Gabriel Adams

Someone never learned to DYOR faggot. The virus implants the DNA. That's how they fucking work.

Matthew Ward
Matthew Ward

My primary concern is that think-of-the-children acceptance will more easily lead into a slippery slope with legislation where human genome fuckery is concerned.
So you can tell who has nature on their side. The path you describe will result in a situation tantamount to banging a hottie only to discover the hooked nose after your child is born because the mother had plastic surgery that she failed to disclose.

Nicholas Gomez
Nicholas Gomez

True, natural "gene therapy" would be:

Eugenics

Carson Lee
Carson Lee

Right, and when the virus reproduces in the wild, it quickly loses all of the functional changes that made it do that in the first place.

Camden Howard
Camden Howard

You're probably right, we shouldn't play god.

Elijah Reyes
Elijah Reyes

dysgenics
benefitting society
hmm

Eli Foster
Eli Foster

It’s great work, but we really need optimization advances, too. If we can gene-treat people who believe themselves to be worthless with genes “proven” to be superior at the things they wish to excel at, they’ll pour new efforts into those things, and wearing their new pair of genes might help. Fashion genes now!

Quit idolizing criminality! You know what “aryan” means!

Jaxson Rivera
Jaxson Rivera

This.

Bioengineering is shilled by subhumans because kikes have offered it to them as "salvation" , but we all know how that ends up.

Jaxon Watson
Jaxon Watson

muh vaccines
nigger, the pentagon already completed a "google maps" scale dna collection drive of every u.s. citizen and there european partners have done the same for e.u. countries.
(((they))) already own you at the genetic level and there's nothing you can do about it.
this is all being coordinated with monsantos and their (((gmo))) seed stock.
ever notice how each generation since the boomers can grow more and more peaceful, liberal and feminized? it's no (((cohen)))cidence, goy.
polite sage

Blake Thomas
Blake Thomas

so we have to die of treatable illness and be denied access to life extension/age reversal by the same fat fucks who are hoarding the cures/suppressing innumerable forms of medical technology ? Much of this medical technology was developed with tax dollars, but we dont get to use it ? (while THEY seem to have access). Thats eugenics initself surely, population control through withholding key cures/tech.

Nah, fuck that

Iv watched people rot of cancer and we dont need that shit. I dont want it and i wont impose it on my kids. If you have some romantic idea of whats its like to die naturally then go ahead, but dont impose your warped, cruel ideas on me or my family. I want to spend as much time alive and in good health with the people i care about as possible. So i want to avail of any technology that allows me to do this. If you dont think that the sociopaths who are currently withholding this tech for ethical reasons dont use it themselves then your painfully naive. They use it, youd better believe they use it, they just dont want the unwashed masses to have access (population control).

Im not saying there arnt dangers, but its proven to be effective re most basic procedures, so why shouldnt we have it. Again tho, if you want to let nature take its course and watch your kid die of a terminal illness then fine. Dont tell the rest of us that only schlomo can have access to this tech (which we paid for) tho, because thats beyond cuckery, thats a literal attack on us and our families. When you do that you become one of them, so pontificate all you want, just dont stand in the way. We could solve most of the worlds problems in an instant if certain technology wasnt being actively suppressed

DIY gene editing kits

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Juan Cooper
Juan Cooper

(((they))) already own you at the genetic level and there's nothing you can do about it.

Except change your genetics

Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson

As long as one Jew breathes, nothing is solved.

William Gonzalez
William Gonzalez

The expansion of gene editing does provide pressure for acceleration. The Jew must be ousted from power before they develop the capacity to turn all gentiles into subservient cattle.