March 28, 2019 by: Isabelle Z.
(Natural News) We’ve come to expect questionable behavior by the Chinese government, so it’s not surprising to learn that they had a hand in a recent project that saw monkeys being cloned and gene edited to show symptoms of mental illnesses. In the concerning experiment, Chinese scientists used CRISPR/Cas 9 technology to remove the BMAL1 gene from healthy embryos. All of the five macaques used in the project were born with identical genes including the mutation.
Read more via Biomedical EVIL: Chinese scientists clone genetically modified baby monkeys to see how mental illness works — NaturalNews.com
Scientists and ethicists from around the world are warning of the consequences of failing to implement a temporary global halt on gene editing of human eggs, embryos, and sperm. In a letter to the journal Nature, 18 scientists and ethicists from seven countries called for a global moratorium on the type of gene editing that can result in genetically altered babies. The letter was prompted by a 2018 announcement by a Chinese scientist declaring the birth of the world’s first gene-edited twin babies.
Read more via Scientists From Around the World Call for Immediate Halt to ‘Genetically Altered Children’ — Era of Light
According to Monsanto’s press release, the company (recently bought by Bayer) is investing $125 million in gene editing technology with Pairwise Plants, a California agricultural startup that aims to develop gene edited corn, soybeans, cotton, canola crops, wheat, and potentially “strawberries or some other fruit.”
“My co-founders and I believe the technologies we have each been developing can have a profound impact in plant agriculture and will speed innovation that is badly needed to feed a growing population amid challenging conditions created by a changing climate.” – Pairwise founder J. Keith Joung
Developing foods that will “last longer” on store shelves is said to be the primary goal of this partnership…Read more
via Monsanto’s $125 Million Deal to Flood The Market With Gene-edited Foods — Humans Are Free