Gene Editing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Scientists are developing new ways to alter the genetic code of living organisms. John Oliver explores the risks, rewards, and wolf-related hazards of gene editing.
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Ben Thomason
Ben Thomason День назад
if it were up to the actually sufferers as to whether or not their condition was a disorder, then *nothing* would be considered a disorder. yes, nobody likes being told that there's something wrong with them, but the DSM still exists nontheless.
Arianna Ellie
Arianna Ellie День назад
Sheriff Richard Giardino from Fulton County, New York discussed his disagreement with Gov. Cuomo's holiday restrictions on 'The Evening Edit.' Watch the full interview, here:
Harold Denver
Harold Denver 2 дня назад
I love that the "Eugenics" Eugene Levy book has the foreward by Jason Biggs 16:58
Nut Suphanat
Nut Suphanat 4 дня назад
Who is here after Jennifer Doudner won a noble prize for CRISPR?
Harold Denver
Harold Denver 2 дня назад
Furries of the world, this is how you get your werewolf boyfriends. Remember that when deciding whether or not to dismiss gene editing in the future
Roses Andflour
Roses Andflour 4 дня назад
Orphan Black anyone?
Ten Ju
Ten Ju 4 дня назад
Uh, what the hell is Disability Rights Activist is saying? Genetic illnesses are real, your illness is not a cute unique thing that makes you special. If you have dwarfism and society not treating you right is a separate thing, but society trying to find a genetic cure for it is not Eugenics or bigotry.
Andrew Thurber
Andrew Thurber 6 дней назад
My father had AML which is a variant of that sweet english baby girl's ALL. For the past few decades since he died, my family and I have been trying to raise $ for research and patient support in his memory. This baby girl being helped at all is very encouraging and wonderful.
Adam Smith
Adam Smith 6 дней назад
Didn't a Chinese scientist just make Crispr babies (twins) immune to HIV
pikeman80 8 дней назад
There are now cane toads in Florida. People are such idiots.
Jason Smith
Jason Smith 8 дней назад
Kathryn Heim
Kathryn Heim 8 дней назад
As someone who’s family has a lot of diabetes, heart problems, and Alzheimer’s disease, if there was a way to eliminate those problems I would be first in line.
Ben Thomason
Ben Thomason 9 дней назад
Deafness is totally a disability. you don't get to rewrite reality just by claiming offense. More importantly, I'll believe it isn't a disease when you manage to convince a variety of employers that it doesn't impede your ability to perform their job. Anyone okay with a world where people are confined to wheelchairs and crapping in bags because they're in denial that they need help has their priorities messed up.
Ben Thomason
Ben Thomason 9 дней назад
I like to imagine that the first caveman who bred two wolves together to create the first proto-dog was accused of "playing god," because it's basically the same thing.
Ben Thomason
Ben Thomason 8 дней назад
@Kathryn Heim um, why exactly did you just copy and paste my one comment as a reply to the other?
Kathryn Heim
Kathryn Heim 8 дней назад
Deafness is totally a disability. you don't get to rewrite reality just by claiming offense. More importantly, I'll believe it isn't a disease when you manage to convince a variety of employers that it doesn't impede your ability to perform their job. Anyone okay with a world where people are confined to wheelchairs and crapping in bags because they're in denial that they need help has their priorities messed up.
Leo Law
Leo Law 9 дней назад
who is here after watching unnatural selection on Netflix
MITHUL 9 дней назад Another awesome video about gene editing
tph_dragon 10 дней назад
If we eliminate all diseases people would live longer. I worry that we will be overpopulated if we start prolonging lives.
Adriel Sebastian
Adriel Sebastian 11 дней назад
Jennifer Doudna just won this year's Chemistry Nobel Prize for CRISPR!
Shining Pikachu
Shining Pikachu 11 дней назад
I know I'm two years late, but for real? No one gonna talk about the Mouse and Tick ONS?
Annie Graham
Annie Graham 13 дней назад
I love that the "Eugenics" Eugene Levy book has the foreward by Jason Biggs 16:58
Jekyllstein Gray
Jekyllstein Gray 14 дней назад
Always remember: Victor Frankenstein's downfall was because he failed to consider the consequences of his actions, not the fact that he played god.
Jekyllstein Gray
Jekyllstein Gray 14 дней назад
As someone with autism, the idea that my condition can be eradicated via CRISPR is terrifying.
Commander Black heart
Commander Black heart 14 дней назад
kid: daddy, where do baby's come from? the dad: 12:43
Commander Black heart
Commander Black heart 14 дней назад
the similarities between buff beagles and Ralph the 30ft wolf is startling
Odysseus in Space
Odysseus in Space 17 дней назад
My family has a history of cancer on one side and Alzheimer’s on the other. Eliminating these- as well as making Albert Einstein look positively dull, and getting rid of old age - is something I’m looking forward to.
FIGHTFANNERD9 KPOP is Trash & Twice is the worst
FIGHTFANNERD9 KPOP is Trash & Twice is the worst 18 дней назад
gene editing for low IQ
Dniam 19 дней назад
Well well, fast forward to 2020, the whole species is threatened because a chinese guy was not cautious enough
Waldemar Marwalde
Waldemar Marwalde 21 день назад
Mental note: Make the pig hitlers 40 feet tall so that people can not drive over them with a car.
Jaycee Wedmak
Jaycee Wedmak 23 дня назад
I've read a lot of comments (replies included) but I didn't read one that mentioned anything about the future - 250 years from now, for example. If/when gene manipulation becomes available, whatever ethic committees have decided today can (and I will dare to assume) and will be changed by either government and/or the scientific community and/or the general public themselves. Once something becomes 'the norm', it usually then goes on to be something else - in a good way or a bad way - which in 250 years will then become something else - in a good way or a bad way - which in 250 years .... Well, you get my drift.
Cindra Mendibles
Cindra Mendibles 23 дня назад
17:25 I think John Oliver has probably misunderstood the scientist's reaction here. I think he's probably just agnostic/atheist and thinks the idea of a conscious creator is itself laughable.
Arundhati Gupta
Arundhati Gupta 23 дня назад
And now CRISPR got a Nobel!
MrSaleboss 27 дней назад
WAIT! IS THIS HOW COVID19 STARTED??? 17:19 "but one place with very few restrictions is CHINA"
Olivia Green
Olivia Green 29 дней назад
We’re going to have a bunch of cronenbergs everywhere like in rick and morty
mngentry 29 дней назад
Let me know when they can CRISPR away my ADHD.
Abby Dabbs
Abby Dabbs Месяц назад
Opening these comments has only made me realise that “wow you guys are fiercely ableist and into eugenics”. Yikes
Moto Месяц назад
The injection was not just enough to make a visible change, and he knew it
Evelyn Okay
Evelyn Okay Месяц назад
Imagine if someone used this to give an ex brain cancer or make them blind. If you're gonna play God, someone else is gonna play the Devil
Máté Ócsai
Máté Ócsai Месяц назад
A tick in a shirt? :D This really deserved a watch :D:D:D
Paulo Craice
Paulo Craice Месяц назад
I'm still working on my replicant. We'll get there. #releasethealiens
Turnip girl
Turnip girl Месяц назад
cane toad man is doing god's work :)
Jude Connor-Macintyre
Jude Connor-Macintyre Месяц назад
Doctor: what would you like today Me: I WANT THE POWER OF A COCKROACH PLEASE
Jatin Dhamecha
Jatin Dhamecha Месяц назад
Just few days ago, Florida released 750 mil mosquitoes edited with Crispr to counter yellow fever, dengue & zika. A Chinese scientist already has modified germline i.e. permanently changed DNA of twin daughters of HIV positive couple to give the daughters protection against HIV. How long are we going to ignore progress of human species as a whole just for sake of ethics and morality ? Its been far too long, science has suffered enough at the hands of religion and politics.
Anya Deering
Anya Deering Месяц назад
That biohacking guy is bringing some big fucking ENTP energy wow
Sarah Jane Smith
Sarah Jane Smith Месяц назад
Congrats on the Nobel Prize, docs :)
Lachlan K.
Lachlan K. Месяц назад
Can't wait til all these biohacker chuds give themselves brain cancer
ggManatee Месяц назад
If anyone wants an update Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry today for their work on genome editing, including CRISPR.
Ay Bee
Ay Bee Месяц назад
Nothing will be worse than fantastically giant spiders, crawling about in the dead of night in search of (human) food!
Tehreem S
Tehreem S Месяц назад
Came here after reading about Jennifer Doudna winning the Nobel Prize in chemistry. What an extraordinary achievement.
Keith O'Brien
Keith O'Brien Месяц назад
I have a genetic condition called Friedreichs Ataxia, gene therapy is arguably the closest to a cure we have. The scary thing is that myself and other patients are needed for trials, but you can only undergo the procedure once. If I do this trial and they don't give me enough I'd still have the disease and never have the chance to be cured. Personally I think genetic engineering is pretty cool for being like, yno, the only hope I have to not to slowly keep losing my mobility and motor skills
Shireen Tibiya
Shireen Tibiya Месяц назад
So sensitive and dangerous!
Kasper Месяц назад
To be fair, I think that Chinese dude was not brushing off the dangers of gene editing as much as he was scoffing at the concept of the existence of god.
Lilia Raeva
Lilia Raeva Месяц назад
MCPunk55 Месяц назад
Disease and defect aren't the same thing. Deafness and dwarfism aren't diseases, they're defects.
MCPunk55 Месяц назад
So instead of removing the Malaria from the mosquito, they sterilize it... I've no idea how any of that works but removing the cancer from the testicles sounds better for all parties than removing the testicles.
MCPunk55 Месяц назад
What women think a unicorn is: My Little Pony What a unicorn actually is: A genetic accident begging for death.
MCPunk55 Месяц назад
#ScienceBitches. I'm sold.
MCPunk55 Месяц назад
Gene editing? Gotta get me some of that! Or bionic limbs and heart. Tough choice...
Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson Месяц назад
Maybe point out how that cane toads are invasive to Australia and that the video footage came from a video discussing invasive species
LikesToMeasureStuff 2 месяца назад
3:57 nice
Daniel Phillip
Daniel Phillip 2 месяца назад
In star trek the federation nearly lost a war early on based entirely on eugenics. Its the reason why Khan was able to fight toe to toe with a vulcan and hold his ground. How long before we make our own version of Khan.
Jonathan Cook
Jonathan Cook 2 месяца назад
I imagine John Oliver probably doesn't watch cartoons, but "Batman Beyond" did an episode on gene hacking over 20 years ago.
Magi Merlyn
Magi Merlyn 2 месяца назад
Oh my god, the splicing episode was incredible, and also somewhat terrifying. Imagine going through what Terry did! I would not be able to deal
speedygongaming 2 месяца назад
btw, ants eat dem toads
Enrique Manuel Ramos Galicia
Enrique Manuel Ramos Galicia 2 месяца назад
Although the unicorn video was funny, Braincraft is one of the most amazing psychology and neuroscience channels out there. She always quotes scientific journals and leaves the reference list in the video description so you can read the original works
Gregory Bogosian
Gregory Bogosian 2 месяца назад
I didn't need to hear the story of the tick fucking the mouse. However, there is something more fundamental that this brings up: If you remove the genes that lead to someone getting Alzheimers or Diabetes, are they still the same person. If you give a human genes to be smarter, stronger, and longer lived than any other human, then are they still human? Where do you draw the line between improving something and making it into a completely different thing?
pw10a2sal 2 месяца назад
Yeah, I bet the scientists which build the first atombomb were excited too. The jawdropping consequences came later....
bob saget
bob saget 2 месяца назад
GATTACA is our future. If you thought our societies were CLASSIST now, wait until gene editing your children is mainstream.
Fuad Hasibul Hasan
Fuad Hasibul Hasan 2 месяца назад
The white bar on the left side hurts the eyes at midnight.
Frank Allen
Frank Allen 2 месяца назад
The researcher laughed because the idiot mentioned an imaginary friend being in charge. As usual Americans look ignorant about the world because god has to be a thing here
Nando Müller
Nando Müller 2 месяца назад
How does a mosquitogen spread if it makes females steril?
Joost Mag Het Weten
Joost Mag Het Weten 2 месяца назад
In my view the people who live with Dwarfism and the likes know deep down that if and/or when this becomes available and they have kids that have the same traits as them that that was just as much as an active choice as changing it. Should you make everyone look the same? No. Should you level the playing field? No. Should you make use biologically immortal. Yes.
Theinternalrewrite 2 месяца назад
A friend of a friend had hemophilia and built a career around it. Then recently has gone therapy that has gotten rid of it, possibly forever. Imagine how that must feel. Though it might be positive, a life altering change may take some getting used to.
Ichijo Festival
Ichijo Festival 2 месяца назад
The stupidity of that "App" analogy lies in the fact that apps on a device are generally isolated. For a proper analogy, look at Wordpress. A clusterfuck of extensions created by semi-professionals and installed by people who don't know what they're doing, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lines of code trying to jam themselves into every page load, resulting in horrific load times, countless errors and untold vulnerabilities.
Ichijo Festival
Ichijo Festival 2 месяца назад
The analogy gets even better, because much like Wordpress, the human body wasn't made for even half of the things it's been forced to do, and while the results can be good with some serious work, it is and always will be more flawed and inefficient than if it'd been custom made by an intelligent creator.
Ra Hall
Ra Hall 2 месяца назад
If you are a dwarf or a mongo you will suffer in young age for sure. Why would anybody have a child that will suffer be born. It's inhuman and cruel as fuc..
Amatsu Kami Mikaboshi
Amatsu Kami Mikaboshi 2 месяца назад
Designer Babies via Gene Editing is a main plot point of Gundam Seed
C 2 месяца назад
Just think how it happens in 2020 when Trump fails to control the highly contagious new virus that seemingly kills about 10% of those getting ill. When the population gets sick so quickly that the hospitals are in danger of failing being over run with by patients so doctors must triage who is treated at all. And when the people are afraid of getting sick and do not go back to work or buy in stores or travel or use restaurants, the economy fails, especially when millions are out of work and can't pay the rent or put food on the table, but Trump fails to release funds to stabilize even with unemployment checks believing the workers should go back to work immediately and all children and colleges return to school and no unemployment needed now, or they won't go back to work. But the virus just re-emerges with a vengeance and the population is afraid to go back and a president that orders all to return to work. And the president says the Chinese started the virus and released it to the world and China says the US started the virus and brought it to China. A CRISPR probably created the virus. (CRISPR) exist in China and the US. There is no way to ascertain which statement is true or false, so it is left as is. In addition a black man was murdered by police in Minneapolis when on camera. The arrested man is held down by 3, with 1 police kneeling on his neck for 9 minutes as the man calls out he can't breathe, and calls out to his mother, and then he stops breathing. And an ambulance takes his body. Protest erupts all over the US and then in other countries. The cities had the demonstrations so democrats responsible for failure of law & order, and the president called the protesters and those looting, monsters and lawlessness & terrorists. The president threatened the democrats, saying they will get no funds from federal government. Think how this played out with Trump is president. Trump has dedicated followers which include some Republicans. Most of what he says is not true and you can not argue with someone that does not believe in truth or acknowledge any truth basis. His followers want a dictatorship I think. In his country the only truth is what Trump agrees to. Who would want a country where you would wait until Trump agreed.
Guy Curwick
Guy Curwick 2 месяца назад
There's a book where gene editing is commonplace. I don't remember the title. The hero is a runner. He has bigger lungs and longer legs. There are other characters that are designed to do certain jobs. Sorry, I don't remember the title or author. I read it about 30 years ago.
dancepiglover 2 месяца назад
Genetic diversity is essential for a species to survive. Trying to make everyone “perfect” is actually harmful. Plus we can’t know all of what is “good” for us.
Politics 2 месяца назад
The reason genetic diversity is essential is because inbreeding causes defects, but if you control the genes of your offspring that is actually an irrelevant factor. At that point a brother and sister could theoretically have healthy offspring. Also there are a lot of obviously good things for us, like : -health -intelligence -strenght -compassion and cooperative spirit -slower aging -vigour Aesthetics are more subjective and there are grey areas, but there are a number of traits no sane person would refuse having more of.
Bengt Kanon
Bengt Kanon 2 месяца назад
Ecological colapse is problably what is gonna kill us all. I think if we transform to space flying, hyper intelligent, non food consuming, non rusting, superhigh melting point robots I think we are gonna be fine when the earth have no chance of life EVER before the sun blows in 15 hundred million years and is just an big endless METAL MELTING HOT desert.
John Akhil Sabu
John Akhil Sabu 2 месяца назад
God:adam and eve listens to me Satan :17:49
Smunstu Stinkymonster
Smunstu Stinkymonster 2 месяца назад
The chinese scientist reacted the way he did because you talked about stupid religious concerns. Man is God, you idiots.
Viki Ai
Viki Ai 2 месяца назад
To be fair, the Chinese scientist's reaction to the "Playing God" line is likely more due to the fact that the concept of, and cultural baggage associated with, the Christian concept of God over there is pretty thin. It would be like someone from a remote tribe who only recently discovered the rest of the world asking a US scientist about whether these 'animal husbandry' and 'crop farming' things should not be left in the hands of his local interpretation of a deity. Seriously, the Western (and particularly US) tendency for religious belief is honestly looked on as _rather primitive_ over there, in most circles. The whole concept carried in the question was a bit embarrassing to him, in a 'I really don't want to offend your rather primitive beliefs here by answering that directly" way. I'd expect a similar reaction from many Chinese given such a question in whatever their field is, be it advanced genomics or sewage management engineering. (I'm not Chinese, so would happily respond to such a culturally loaded question by pointing out, in the most tactless and confrontational language available to me, that the US and the over-recycled primitive belief systems it uses to control the sub-sapient portion of its population, are not, in fact, the baseline for human existence, experience, or morality - thankfully! ) Also note, however, that (If this is the scientist I think it is), he went on to be internationally (including in China) and quite rightfully, disgraced for stepping well over the currently accepted (irrespective of any God or Gods or their abscence) line in his research.
The Noobest Girl
The Noobest Girl 3 месяца назад
Orphan Black has taught me more about gene editing than any of my science teachers at school.
IFHQ 3 месяца назад
I mean... Isnt Being born deaf an actual Genetic Deficiency, I know for a fact that had I been born Deaf, and the option to erase that chance from happening to my children, I would take it in a heartbeat
Denaris Noctem
Denaris Noctem 3 месяца назад
Wasn't He Jiankui sentenced to a term in jail for editing human embryos in such a way that the genetics could be passed down (germline) in 11/2018? Wouldn't that mean that our concerns about eugenics are present-day and not just for the future? Links:
Katie Mue
Katie Mue 3 месяца назад
on your gene editing show I would like to comment that when certain vaccines were discovered they solved the problem of some devistating diseases but in turn allowed our population to skyrocket into unsustainable proportions. Which allowed China's one baby policy and our Opiold and drug epidemic to kill off as many people as they could (just to name a few). So I ask, as saving that one baby you examples, how many of us will be denied a life without pain and suffering for that one child. Who is science really working for? Can't these scientists find better jobs?
Xan Kreigor
Xan Kreigor 3 месяца назад
Yeah this will sound mean but fuck that "proud" dwarf woman. Dwarfism is a fucked up genetic disorder that screws up your body in such a way it simply isn't anywhere near "optimal" function. It doesn't just make you small, it screws up your whole skeleton and muscular structure. The only reason she feels like it's "normal" is because WE DONT HAVE A FIX FOR DWARFISM so she has to DEAL WITH IT and the human mind is capable of a lot of bullshit to cope with problems it can't solve.
kerry nicholls
kerry nicholls 3 месяца назад
Drive over the cane toad’s drive like you’ve never driven before
CYBER MECH [ID] 3 месяца назад
Imagine someone doing this method to control human brain
Miguel Sanchez
Miguel Sanchez 3 месяца назад
17:10 *there are movies* playing with the idea to wipe out gene mistakes. *And given we DO NOT HAVE 'SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST' ... we pass on so many broken genes by now* ... -also i wish we could make us smarter. Look at those IDIOTS walking around. Those with the red caps - for example. SO Smart and healthy... which parents wouldnt want that for their child?
Miguel Sanchez
Miguel Sanchez 3 месяца назад
4:15 *OH BURRNED (him on the stake)*
Miguel Sanchez
Miguel Sanchez 3 месяца назад
3:18 clippy is the best! RIP
Ilan Smolders
Ilan Smolders 3 месяца назад
Clipit. Not clippy
Toni Ywaya
Toni Ywaya 3 месяца назад
What they do to make mosquitoes strerile, can they do that to humans too? And does Bill know about that?
Pavel Paul Davila Garfias
Pavel Paul Davila Garfias 3 месяца назад
Don't as a dwarf if he likes being short, they can give you am honet answer. Just make them not be short, there is no way the would say then " well, I'd really like to be a dwarf, I just feel too tall"
Gregg 3 Gs
Gregg 3 Gs 3 месяца назад
5:50 Too bad they can't create one of those majestic unicorns. That is one fuckable unicorn! That second one on the other hand, probably made by the same engineers that designed AT&T's network. 😂🤣😜😊
Yigit Balta
Yigit Balta 3 месяца назад
that pig hitler lady shouldnt be sharing her nightmares like that, she should be actively working against seeing it in reality*
Ann Juurinen
Ann Juurinen 3 месяца назад
Maybe evolution goes in two directions. Forwards to more intelligence and backwards like this guy selling Crisper kits from his garage.
Roy W-G
Roy W-G 3 месяца назад
They have a jacked breed of cattle called the Belgian Blue, created by selective breeding. The female cows often need vetinary assistance to calve.
disaster-png 3 месяца назад
Gene editing is a slippery slope to eugenics
Allison Willner
Allison Willner 3 месяца назад
I feel like somebody should point out that China is the most atheist country in the world, so in that scientist’s eyes, Americans are essentially condemning this new technology on the basis of their imaginary friend
Preston Grantham
Preston Grantham 3 месяца назад
The genetic Lyme disease trial should be conducted on Jeffrey Epstein’s Island...seems like the perfect place for it...because currently it appears to be the Gates of Hell!!!
Peggy Trawick
Peggy Trawick 3 месяца назад
One dinosaur bone in Kentucky
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