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Published on 27 April 2020
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Raegan Coersmeyer
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Transcript
00:04
CRISPR CAS9
00:10
What is it?
00:11
used as molecular scissors to cut DNA
00:15
at specific sequences and allow DNA to repair by inserting a new gene
00:23
WHY DNA?
00:23
it alters DNA since DNA gives the directions 
00:27
- assemble - regulateand-control cells
01:05
What do the scientists use it for? 
01:12
Lethal diseases 
01:13
That can steal a childhood
01:20
 such as     
01:21
     Tay-Sachs           Sickle Cell Anemia                                              
01:29
Tay- Sachs
01:30
destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. lose the ability to perform tasks, such as sitting
01:36
Sickle Cell Anemenia
01:37
the red blood cells are shaped like sickles or crescent moons. These rigid, sticky cells can get stuck in small blood vessels, which can slow or block blood flow and oxygen to parts of the body.
01:48
In an Interview    
01:49
Mrs.Nemo said, "I would like to see gene-editing for diseases that would prevent somebody from getting to reproductive maturity. But, I say that with a note of caution, you might initially look at the sickle-cell allele and go if you have homozygous receive that's really bad but heterozygotes are resistant against Malaria" 
02:14
Is it Ethical?
02:21
People can use this for their owngood and making the perfect childrather then just using it to prevent lethal diseases
02:21
NO GENETIC DIVERSITY
02:21
smarterstronger"prettier"
02:27
 Can it be prevent??
02:31
The best path forward for CRISPR-Cas9 should be allowing gene edits to prevent diseases that can lead to death or infertility.However in allowing gene edits, It should be illegal to alter the physical and mental features of an embryonic child. With the aforementioned ethical dilemma, combined with the possible economic implications, genetic editing needs to be closely controlled, and will likely require legal parameters to be established. These laws will require national, and International enforcement, for the betterment of all mankind. CRISPR-Cas9 can be a great tool for all humanity. It can revolutionize the way we fight off disease, but it should not be used to create more desirable children. 
02:55
Thank you!