Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever - CRISPR

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Designer babies, the end of diseases, genetically modified humans that never age. Outrageous things that used to be science fiction are suddenly becoming reality. The only thing we know for sure is that things will change irreversibly.
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- Good Overview by Wired:
-timeline of computer development:
- Selective breeding:
- DNA:
- Radiation research:
- inserting DNA snippets into organisms:
- First genetically modified animal:
- First GM patent:
- chemicals produced by GMOs:
- Flavr Savr Tomato:
- First Human Engineering:
- glowing fish:
- HIV cut from cells and rats with CRISPR:
- first human CRISPR trials fighting cancer:
first human CRISPR trial approved by Chinese for August 2016:
- genetic diseases:
- pregnancies with Down Syndrome terminated:
( 1999 European study)
- CRISPR and aging:
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pravi teja
pravi teja - преди 15 дни
Nice video kurzgesagt . We all want to know something which is unknown to science , the soul power . Is that real or fake? We are all want to know that eagerly . Please make one video kurzgesagt. Please
Coby White Fan
Coby White Fan - преди 21 ден
Youre the best thanks for all the info
Zack - преди 27 дни
Just "HIV", not "HIV Virus". You're literally saying "Human Immunodeficiency Virus virus"....
buck rogers
buck rogers - преди 4 часа
work out and educate yourself, repoduce and install in your children the sane ethic through example abd they will do the same and bam you get naturally fit and intelligent generations JUST LIKE ME ;)
VenomPlayer2004 ITA
VenomPlayer2004 ITA - преди 7 часа
This can kill the coronavirus
Zeek M
Zeek M - преди 8 часа
If man is behind it you can state with 100% certainty that it will only result in more enslavement and murder on a mass scale.
WD Rangga
WD Rangga - преди 8 часа
1. 1:56 : "for research, agriculture, medicine, and for fun."
2. 3:10 I WANT THOSE FISH!!!
Dakota Friend
Dakota Friend - преди 9 часа
Has anyone noticed all of the rick and morty references in these videos
Travis Jones
Travis Jones - преди 10 часа
Thank God the world isn't limited to preachy Europeans. This kind of fun would never get off the ground, even if we had the technology, because the usual array of blow-hards would weigh in about how some international panel of ethics, probably convened in Scandinavia, had issued some dictat that we shouldn't bio-engineer better people, because then we would be acting like Gods, or Nazis, or something of the sort.
The biggest of Boi
The biggest of Boi - преди 10 часа
“All we need is a smart billionaire to finance it” ELON!!!
CrispTomato94 - преди 11 часа
Watching this because I was thinking of the two genetically modified twins from China.
Natalie Jackson
Natalie Jackson - преди 12 часа
Let's make... human species from european folklores. Then the european folklores would be true.
Natalie Jackson
Natalie Jackson - преди 12 часа
It seems 35% of the human population will finally get satisfied in a thousand years
Natalie Jackson
Natalie Jackson - преди 12 часа
NOTE: I am already satisfied.
Dennis Lu
Dennis Lu - преди 16 часа
Kurzgesagt: "Far, far off into the future"
Captain America: hold me genes
Vaishampayan Sharma
Vaishampayan Sharma - преди 20 часа
2:53 : 'healty mitochondria'?
is that a spelling mistake?? i'm not really into biology stuff but it seems weird.
Emmanuel Giyani
Emmanuel Giyani - преди 21 час
Dear Genetically modified humans, I lived in a time where Genetically modified humans didn't exist, then CRISPR opened the doors for you all to exist.
paintBallprepperTMV AwomanIsAntichrist
Humans have all ready have this technology. Moses live to 800 years old and Noah had a specific type of animal kill all the genetic engineering dinosaurs.!. It all makes sense now
paintBallprepperTMV AwomanIsAntichrist
paintBallprepperTMV AwomanIsAntichrist - преди 19 часа
Why? Because you are taught that we have the most advanced technology. That is a lie. How did Moses live to be 800 years old Genetic Engineering! Why did God smite the creation that were on the planet? Because they were vicious Atrocity, dinosaurs is what we call them.!.
Vic_tory - преди 20 часа
what? none of that makes any sense.
GOL.D. Ace
GOL.D. Ace - преди 22 часа
We can have cat ears
Nilog Something
Nilog Something - преди 23 часа
Fahlfas— —-
Fahlfas— —- - преди ден
Lmao can we remove the antivaccinator gene
Weaponized Autism
Weaponized Autism - преди ден
A hundered years ago genetically inferior people would not be able to survive, nature said no to those people surviving, science and medicine said yes
Random Dude
Random Dude - преди ден
Finally Made in China babies will be a thing
Greenevvo - преди ден
Meanwhile in the year of 2100, a 20 year old guy dates a youthful century-old woman.
Spok - преди ден
I was in the 1980s and I was telling people this, but so were some science fiction shows. Back then, the "web" was called the "Matrix" and it showed up by in the 1950s and 1960s with that name. Probably the most notable show was the very old Dr. Who's and I remember some 1970s made-for-TV movies with the theme.
As for CRISPR, it'll probably end up being the death of us all. For instance, they might have used it to create HIV, SARS, Coronavirus, etc. There are governments or a certain religion trying to develop biological weapons to target races or ethnic groups.
There is more to our "makeup" than just DNA, and I think that they might be finally figuring this out. Much of our DNA is "data" just some of it, like in the "Y" chromosome is "program" or "control" code -- far different than just "data." It makes me wonder if they'll ever figure out that aging and related death was created by a CRISPR-like contaminant. One such contaminant "infected" the [as-of-yet-unnamed-mechanisms] and altered nearly all life on Earth.
Many science fiction stories deal with altering humans in such a manner -- going all the way back to some of the first "mythological" stories. The book of Enoch and Nephilim stories contained information that we should not have known about at the time.
In the near future, one-third of humanity will be destroyed due directly to these so-called scientific developments. There will be great plagues before that, most of them manmade, but not in the way you might think.
AIDS, for instance, was made into a "right" and laws were passed to make sure that millions of people would get it and die. Still other laws were passed to further its spread by keeping the contagion a secret, a "privacy" right. So this insane mindset will be directly responsible for the spread of future plagues.
FYI: By one-third, I mean it would have destroyed all humanity -- it should have destroyed all humanity -- but please put that in future-tense and pretend I didn't say it.
Vic_tory - преди 20 часа
the hell are you talking about, this seems like utter dribble conspiracy shit.
Jakeb Henry
Jakeb Henry - преди ден
What we learned today: Humans will eventually become elves
Robo Boi
Robo Boi - преди ден
you arnt considering the worst possible outcome where people make furry people real
Vic_tory - преди 20 часа
but generally yea, and it will be possible too.
Vic_tory - преди 20 часа
the worst possibility is extinction
Jeb Broham
Jeb Broham - преди ден
This shit blows my mind....seriously. This level of grand design could only be the handiwork of God.
crekiq - преди ден
dude, we literally can make anime catgirls with this via configuring the hair and ear option by ripping it straight from a cat, thus it came from a cat it should inherit muscle power.
Speechless - преди ден
Gucci baby
Jason Bayer
Jason Bayer - преди ден
Just gotta be careful that the rich arent the only ones who get access
Random Dude
Random Dude - преди ден
What if they make some ppl deliberately dumb so they can sell their shit to them and become more rich?
Sisah Nezajem
Sisah Nezajem - преди ден
Living for thousands of years sounds like hell to me, it means at least 50 immortal childs that make 2500 of their childs, then 125000 childs, then 6250000, then 312 500 000... a big family :D :(
Vic_tory - преди 20 часа
who the hell is gonna have 50 kids?
Cosmo Coralles
Cosmo Coralles - преди ден
Two people has already been cured of HIV because of receiving a bone marrow transplant from someone with a genetic mutation CCR5-delta 32.
StepOne - преди ден
Imagine in the future antivaxx moms dont want to vaccinate their children even tho they have cancer
Vic_tory - преди 20 часа
a swift smack to the head would be needed.
Alex Galle
Alex Galle - преди ден
I wouldn't call goku smart
el chapo
el chapo - преди ден
this is like OASIS from ready player one imma make myself into mario
Peter Parker
Peter Parker - преди 2 дни
I think we, as a species, need to reassess what we value as a species before we venture to do anything. We need to change the social/ethical makeup of the planet before we change our genetic one!
Vic_tory - преди 19 часа
all pieces play into one another, you can fish something by doing something else, I'm not saying genetic modification is the thing to fix everything but it can make people who become smart enough to know how to do shit.
Czar Zar
Czar Zar - преди 2 дни
I'm definitely gonna marry my boyfriend and have 2 kids. One will be a lawyer and the other would be a doctor or anything between the two. I'd allow them liberty to anything except their college courses.
Marv - преди 2 дни
Watching this gives me chills. This is just perfect.
Down Hill
Down Hill - преди 2 дни
i just want hotter pornstars
Steve Turbill
Steve Turbill - преди 2 дни
I liked only bc of the rick and morty reference
Spartan472 - преди 2 дни
As the saying goes "the road leading to hell is paved with good intentions".
Vic_tory - преди 19 часа
depends on if the intentions lead to actions and if those actions have good results or not.
Olivia Mattison
Olivia Mattison - преди 2 дни
This is so screwed up don’t mess with God perfect creations!!
Vic_tory - преди 19 часа
humans are as perfect as everything else, not at all.
Random Dude
Random Dude - преди ден
Why isn't everyone smart like Einstein when we are *perfect creations*?
DepressedCat - преди 2 дни
"perfect" meanwhile there are children born with diseases and bone cancer
Scout Dog
Scout Dog - преди 2 дни
Billionaire babies with IQs of 300... That is where I see this going.
Nigga_next_door.mp4 - преди 2 дни
Misery *WAS*
Nigga_next_door.mp4 - преди 2 дни
*Me:* wait... is that goku???

Nate Mac
Nate Mac - преди 2 дни
I don't know about you but I would like to live in a society where the average IQ is about 20+ points higher.
Born Again
Born Again - преди 2 дни
Down Sindrom children are extremely sweet, I would not change them, sorry! All we have special children know they are not only different but... we love them more! We learn from them. We are not God, this is a mistake to do, it will lead as always to evil. For me perfection is more an spiritual thing about love, patience and humility, not inteligence or health necessarily. Christians believe we must help the weak, not eliminate them, reminds me of Hitler. And the nefilim were like this: aparently perfect, tall, intelligent, good looking, healthy... but evil. God bless you.
renge9909 - преди 2 дни
The nature of things is neutral. It is the hand that wields them that determines good or evil. This is a tool that can be used for great evil.... and great good. I feel utter sadness when I think of a child like that, and there are many in this world who suffer from so many things through chance of birth. If there is a way to help them, I would count it as a blessing. The world is not sweet, alas, and one can only protect so much with one's own two hands.
Abraham Sarmiento
Abraham Sarmiento - преди 2 дни
So Dawkins made a faux pas by mentioning eugenics as a viable possibility for human enhancement when he should just needed to drop Gene Editing an no one would've bated an eyelid
Chaitanya Sampara
Chaitanya Sampara - преди 2 дни
animators at kurzgesagt are dragon ball fans confirmed
Diana Grabun
Diana Grabun - преди 2 дни
Well now we know one thing for sure - Kurzgesagt watched DBZ!! @ 10:02
com - преди 3 дни
What happened to the bird being made in the intro
ThermoNuclear Squid
ThermoNuclear Squid - преди 3 дни
Did nobody else get the Don't Hug Me I'm Scared reference?
Mr.Clumsy Almazan
Mr.Clumsy Almazan - преди 3 дни
Just imagine a world full of Steve Rogers
MrRichieCZ - преди 3 дни
Only thing I feel unconfort is bans of progress.
Snowboat392 - преди 3 дни
Rest assured if something is created that ends aging and makes us last 1000s of years the world governments would surely sweep it under the rug and keep it hidden after they use it on themselves
Azimuth Draco
Azimuth Draco - преди 3 дни
I see one major problem that needs addressing: Overpopulation. If Humans don't age and die, then the population will no longer decrease, but will instead continue to increase until the eventual and (at that point) inevitable depletion of our resources and of our planet. Genetic engineering, if successful, can and likely will lead to the end of Humankind.
Azimuth Draco
Azimuth Draco - преди 18 часа
@Vic_tory That is a very valid point. The curve would definitely have a significant impact on overpopulation. However, people will still want to have kids. And with no regulator to keep the population at an even balance, like death or population control laws, the number of people will still rise, albeit much more slowly. The curve would slow it, but the problem would still need to be addressed eventually.
Vic_tory - преди 19 часа
there is a curve you have to think about, animals have babys to continue their line once their gone, if you no longer die, humans will have less kids, just like how before meditation people had 9, 10, 11 kids in hope's one or more survived, and population exploded when most of the kids were medicated and lived to adulthood, so people slowed the growth by having less kids, 1-4 normally, so generally things will balance out with time, unless a sudden loss of life happened, then it booms again.
Sohit Lamba
Sohit Lamba - преди 3 дни
Your videos are really amazing can you make a video on how to increase brain power by Self hypnosis
Tamirat Solomon
Tamirat Solomon - преди 3 дни
hi science classes✋
Oclone 120
Oclone 120 - преди 3 дни
Whenever I watch a video like this I just think... so is this gonna happen soon or what? I haven’t heard anything.
Aaron McClain
Aaron McClain - преди 3 дни
Bruh, why does this kid look like Goku? 9:59
7thLetter Speaks
7thLetter Speaks - преди 3 дни
....and this is where the zombie apocalypse started!
Vic_tory - преди 19 часа
not likely
Jeuri Fermin
Jeuri Fermin - преди 3 дни
Holy... is that a super Saiyan?! 10:03