Thanks. I did as you suggested. I think we are a long way away to being able to genetically modifying humans in such a precise way. So I doubt we'll be seeing such therapies anytime soon. I don't think I would be too open to becoming a GMO.
I'd hate to have my children seized by a company like Monsanto for failing to pay a license fee.
Exactly, Jugular. I did not say it since some people might not like it.
There was a time when I was convinced that gene has a role to play in MS (I think it still does except that suspect gene has shifted from immune to venous development). Having followed it for sometime now, I am in a way a bit disillusioned, that not much headway has happened in this so far.
Back to usual twist - there is a thinking that gene therapy is having similar issues we see in CCSVI. Not much interest from players who have money to fund. Probably one of the reason is gene therapy can lead to cure (as pure as one can see). I am not sure if this is the case but some of the top of the line fundamental research in gene therapy is funded by a charity organization organization (see Singer Institute in UK). That pains me a lot.
I really wish someone like Dr. Craig venter would stop running behind fancy things like artificial life and start working on immediate issues like Cancer etc.