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GMO virus cures kid of cancer, mainstream media finally interested (Original Post) SidDithers Jun 2013 OP
Molecular genetics is awesome. longship Jun 2013 #1
The NY Times article provides pretty good detail of the science behind the treatment... SidDithers Jun 2013 #2
Amazing.... ohheckyeah Jun 2013 #3
K&R! sheshe2 Jun 2013 #4
Wait--everything I've heard tells me that GMOs are bad bad bad Orrex Jun 2013 #5
you have an awesome and beautiful responsibility Voice for Peace Jun 2013 #9
As an added benefit, many cannibals will now refuse to even try eating this kid Silent3 Jun 2013 #6
Wow!!! Sounds like fox news around here-- geologic Jun 2013 #7
Is anybody claiming otherwise? Orrex Jun 2013 #8
See- geologic Jun 2013 #17
Amazing story. My dad died of leukemia 55 years ago. Time to beat this. mountain grammy Jun 2013 #10
useless argument wisechoice Jun 2013 #11
... SidDithers Jun 2013 #12
So, like anything else in the world The Straight Story Jun 2013 #13
It's weird, skepticism used to be integral to scientific thinking Puzzledtraveller Jun 2013 #18
this is so important and needed sigmasix Jun 2013 #14
Has there truly never been a positive story about genetic engineering in medicine until this moment? jpgray Jun 2013 #15
Thanks for the kick...nt SidDithers Jun 2013 #16
Yeppers. No difference at all between genetic engineering products confined eridani Jun 2013 #19
All environment-wide genetic engineering should be banned Orrex Jun 2013 #20
I see. Ancient Sumerians put whale DNA in wheat? eridani Jun 2013 #21
Good response to Orrex's BS statement nikto Jun 2014 #23
GMO's can't cure cancer nikto Jun 2014 #22

SidDithers

(44,228 posts)
2. The NY Times article provides pretty good detail of the science behind the treatment...
Thu Jun 20, 2013, 10:48 PM
Jun 2013

And how other patients in the trial responded.

I missed this story back in December. Glad ERV put up another blog post about it today.



Sid

Orrex

(62,995 posts)
5. Wait--everything I've heard tells me that GMOs are bad bad bad
Thu Jun 20, 2013, 11:27 PM
Jun 2013

Now what the hell am I supposed to groupthink?

K/R!

 

Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)
9. you have an awesome and beautiful responsibility
Fri Jun 21, 2013, 12:18 AM
Jun 2013

to think for yourself. this is why the great Dog has
given us all a brain.

I mean, given us EACH a brain. not just one.

Silent3

(14,863 posts)
6. As an added benefit, many cannibals will now refuse to even try eating this kid
Thu Jun 20, 2013, 11:29 PM
Jun 2013

Nothing but free-range, organic, gluten-free non-GMO kids will do.

The Straight Story

(48,121 posts)
13. So, like anything else in the world
Fri Jun 21, 2013, 01:14 AM
Jun 2013

There can be good and bad when it comes to research.

" According to the NYT piece, about half of the patients did not respond."

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023051940
Doctors At Ohio State Witness Leukemia Breakthrough

And I get the desire to have GMO foods and call them all safe and such - but that does not mean people who don't want to rush in on such things are filled with 'woo' or are anti-science folks. You need trials, research, peer review (not paid for by big companies with a stake in such things).

How many times have we seen studies that say X is safe only to find out years later such things were wrong?

Excuse me and others if we are a tad skeptical and don't buy into the faith others have when their research is backed up and paid for by people with a financial stake in such things.

Caution and skepticism are par for the course in science - unless you have a personal/financial interest in shutting down dissenting voices.

Puzzledtraveller

(5,937 posts)
18. It's weird, skepticism used to be integral to scientific thinking
Fri Jun 21, 2013, 08:56 AM
Jun 2013

but now it will get you labeled "anti-science".

sigmasix

(794 posts)
14. this is so important and needed
Fri Jun 21, 2013, 02:34 AM
Jun 2013

The ability to fight cancer and other horrible diseases has been revolutionized by the effects of modern science's accuracy. Evolutionary biology is responsible for saving many lives and alleviating suffering around the world- yet the same fundamentalists continue to claim science is evil and innimical to God's creation. Antiscience fundamentalist teabaggers would have these miraculous stories stopped and further research defunded over the use of the evolutionary biology model.
I cannot stress how much this right wing antiscience lunacy can damage our future.

jpgray

(27,831 posts)
15. Has there truly never been a positive story about genetic engineering in medicine until this moment?
Fri Jun 21, 2013, 02:52 AM
Jun 2013

Or is it more likely this thread is intended to stir people up who have concerns about GM crops and set them spinning?

That genetic engineering has uncontroversial and socially beneficial uses is certainly not news, and this does not mitigate the harm caused by its more controversial or pernicious uses.

This is as meaningless to a debate on GM crops as it would be to a debate on returning Fort Detrick to its original mission.

eridani

(51,907 posts)
19. Yeppers. No difference at all between genetic engineering products confined
Fri Jun 21, 2013, 09:12 AM
Jun 2013

--to single bodies and crops spread out all over the environment, right?

Orrex

(62,995 posts)
20. All environment-wide genetic engineering should be banned
Fri Jun 21, 2013, 09:54 AM
Jun 2013

Starting with the cultivation of+ wheat 10,000 years ago.

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