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Heavenly Father, please help our medical professionals seek Your wisdom in entering in to this field of technology.
  1. It is now six months since the world’s first gene-edited babies were born in China, but researchers in the US warn that, though the twin girls may be more resistant to HIV, they also have “significantly increased mortality.”

Geneticist He Jiankui, dubbed the ‘Chinese Frankenstein,’ shocked the world in November 2018 when he announced that he had created the first gene-edited babies. He and his team edited the gene CCR5 from two twin babies (a third gene-edited child is due to be born this summer) in a bid to make them immune from HIV.

However, it turns out that people with the variant of that genome that He and his team gave the children are 21 percent more likely to die younger according to researchers from UC Berkeley.

Having searched through a vast repository of human-subject DNA from some 400,000 people, the Berkeley scientists found that CCR5 is somewhat of a double-edged sword: while it might grant the children a heightened immunity to the HIV virus, it leaves them more susceptible to dangerous strains of flu and the West Nile Virus.

“What we found is that they had significantly increased mortality,” lead researcher Rasmus Nielsen told NPR, breaking the unfortunate news that the twin girls are now 21 percent less likely to live until the age of 76 as a result of the CRISPR editing they were subjected to.

The scientific community at large was outraged when reports first appeared of He’s human experiments and it appears their indignation has been vindicated…. (Excerpt from RT News article)

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June 11, 2019

Remember when Onan, son of Judah spilled his seed on the ground? It did not go well for him. “And the thing which he did displeased the LORD;therefore He killed him also.” Genesis 38:9,10. Playing mad scientists against God’s ways will not end well. This is not what God meant when He said, “Be fruitful and multiply.”

    Patricia A Stone
    June 15, 2019

    Thank you Julie for the scripture of Onan and his seed. Holding to the King James scripture is strengthening, citing the happenings that go with an event here in this day and age.

Patricia Moulton
June 10, 2019

Father, forgive us for playing god with the human bodies You have breathed life into. We are drunk in knowledge and low in compassion. We lust for fame instead of eternal reward with You. We want our ideas to be greater than Your ideas and fail to ask, seek and knock on Your heart for Your plans and destiny for our lives. Forgive our hedonistic ways and bring us back to You. Help! Help us! Help us Father to reflect Your ways so beautifully illustrated in Your Word.

Alan K Veasey
June 9, 2019

What about the sovereignty of God? Should we be manipulating genes
without knowing what we are doing?

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