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The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by Exjoker(m): 11:38am On Sep 29, 2014
Remember the sci-fi thriller GATTACA? For
those who never saw the film and/or eschewed
all pop culture in the late 90’s for some
reason, it was a popular movie that came out
in 1997 about genetically modified human
beings. Now some literally genetically
modified human babies born that same year
are entering their senior year of high school.
The first successful transfer of genetic material
for this purpose was published in a U.S.
medical journal in 1997 and then later cited in
a Human Reproduction publication in 2001.
Scientists injected 30 embryos in all with a
third person’s genetic material. The children
who have been produced by this method
actually have extra snippets of mitochondrial
DNA, or mtDNA, from two mothers – meaning
these babies technically have three parents.
It’s still unclear whether all 30 babies turned
out healthy. The Institute for Reproductive
Medicine and Science (IRMS
) at St Barnabas, participants of the
experiment, finally began following up with at
least 17 of the now teenagers earlier this year,
according to the UK’s Independent. We’ve
reached out to IRMS to get those follow up
results but have not heard back yet.
While we don’t know the identity of these
genetically modified teens, or even how they
are doing health wise at this point, the ethics
of creating designer humans is still very much
a hot button issue. Modifying humans
genetically to create some superior race of
people or simply to chose one preferred visual
trait over another has been debated among
scientists, politicians and others ad nauseam.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration no
longer even allows such genetic modification
to embryos, citing them as a “biological
product” and thus under its jurisdiction. They
put the kibosh on this practice back in 2002 .
However, these original embryonic
modifications were for parents who would
potentially pass on severe genetic diseases to
their children if it weren’t for scientific
intervention.
These teens could potentially pass on their
genetically modified material to the next
generation. So even if no other humans are
legally able to be created this way in the
future, we’ve already introduced biologically
modified genetic material into the population
with the potential to affect large swaths of
future generations to come via reproduction.
We’ll be sure to update you, should IRMS
release any information on the health of these
teens.





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Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by Nobody: 12:13pm On Sep 29, 2014
Brb
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by sunnysnow: 1:47pm On Sep 29, 2014
light dey?
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by ayukdaboss(m): 2:57pm On Sep 29, 2014
How high is their IQ?
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by fpeter(f): 3:02pm On Sep 29, 2014
THEY'LL BE JUST FINE
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by Nobody: 4:08pm On Sep 29, 2014
are they going to be allowed in heaven or hell?

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Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by Nobody: 4:32pm On Sep 29, 2014
Were they in any way super-human wrt their classmates? undecided
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by godwinkessi: 4:40pm On Sep 29, 2014
GBB
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by Mutuwa(m): 6:11pm On Sep 29, 2014
*looks at thread and continues harvesting corn*
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by nwaobitex: 6:13pm On Sep 29, 2014
panachuku: are they going to be allowed in heaven or hell?
good question
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by Henrypraise: 6:44pm On Sep 29, 2014
Kyle XY cums to mind

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Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by jsunex(m): 7:05pm On Sep 29, 2014
panachuku: are they going to be allowed in heaven or hell?

Let God decide
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by 0955eb027(m): 8:21pm On Sep 29, 2014
panachuku: are they going to be allowed in heaven or hell?
Ask GOD nah... Na wah for u o
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by Idrismusty97(m): 8:21pm On Sep 29, 2014
Can they read minds?
Any spider man among them?
Which of them can fly? cheesy

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Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by davidflipcy(m): 8:23pm On Sep 29, 2014
This is not good.
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by G12(m): 8:32pm On Sep 29, 2014
I fear genetic engineering, but I love biotech anyway. Very soon we may be having strange looking humans from mutation arising from genetic manipulation.
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by sunkoye: 9:26pm On Sep 29, 2014
G12: I fear genetic engineering, but I love biotech anyway. Very soon we may be having strange looking humans from mutation arising from genetic manipulation.
and Biotech begat genetic engineering.... tongue
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by Nobody: 9:43pm On Sep 29, 2014
Ermmm...when they die, will they go to heaven or hell?? Since it's not the Christian or Muslim God that created them grin grin
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by Nobody: 9:46pm On Sep 29, 2014
Further more, from my understanding, this implies that these genetically modified babies can mate with "normal" humans, right?

More studies should also be done to ascertain if they're resistant to various diseases too. ]

This is interesting.
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by Nobody: 9:46pm On Sep 29, 2014
panachuku: are they going to be allowed in heaven or hell?
There are much more important things to worry about.
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by fairheven: 10:15pm On Sep 29, 2014
Anti-Christ in the making..end time tinz
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by adextetoo(m): 10:24pm On Sep 29, 2014
I remembered KYLE XY the moment I saw dis post kyle xy and jessie xx....e pain me say dem no finish am
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by Nobody: 10:25pm On Sep 29, 2014
Oooooo my God!The human race s really pathetic,those yanks will soon end up making other races inferior,ndi ara!
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by SMALLPENIS(f): 11:07pm On Sep 29, 2014
Nothing peculiar, they are just guarded against Genetic Diseases.
When we injected them with those altered mitochondria,we never expected the outcome to be successful, 15 are doing well while the rest, well, lets just say...mutated,and are having some abilities not peculiar to the human race. lipsrsealed
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by Nobody: 11:10pm On Sep 29, 2014
SMALLPENIS: Nothing peculiar, they are just guarded against Genetic Diseases.
When we injected them with those altered mitochondria,we never expected the outcome to be successful, 15 are doing well while the rest, well, lets just say...mutated,and are having some abilities not peculiar to the human race. lipsrsealed

Like what?
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by SMALLPENIS(f): 11:39pm On Sep 29, 2014
masonkz:

Like what?

super strength,speed and vocal talent (they have been told to hide their abilities). Do not tell anyone,but five of them are nigerians.

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Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by patrickmuf(m): 12:08am On Sep 30, 2014
Definitely don't wanna meet an artificial being... This oyinbo people self, una go soon destroy we earth.
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Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by esmarcq(m): 12:25am On Sep 30, 2014
cool... comment.. tu apelle
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by Exjoker(m): 12:35am On Sep 30, 2014
SMALLPENIS:

super strength,speed and vocal talent (they have been told to hide their abilities). Do not tell anyone,but five of them are nigerians.
Bolded
Re: The World’s First Genetically Modified Babieswill Graduate High School This Year by Idrismusty97(m): 3:30am On Sep 30, 2014
SMALLPENIS:

super strength,speed and vocal talent (they have been told to hide their abilities). Do not tell anyone,but five of them are nigerians.
LMAO! cheesy

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