Look who’s getting in on CRISPR

“We have an opportunity with the advance of tools like artificial intelligence and gene-based editing technologies to build this new generation of health solutions so that they are available to everyone on the planet. And I’m very excited about this,” Gates said

From a February keynote address. Sounds like he knows what he’s talking about

“the vision is to have in-vivo gene editing techniques, that you just do a single injection using vectors that target and edit these blood-forming cells which are down in the bone marrow, with very high efficiency and very few off-target edits,” Gates said

Looks like he’s been investing in CRISPR since as early as 2015.

This is either exciting or sinister, for reasons I’ve detailed

“The technology can eliminate undesirable genes, and potentially swap in preferable alternatives.”

Richard Branson has also invested in CRISPR. These are the kind of people who may have the fate of humanity in their hands.

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