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A New Study Suggests Humans Present Immunity Against the Revolutionary CRISPR Gene-Editing System. This is Yet Another Discovery Aiding Researchers in the Development of Next-Generation Treatments for Genetically Influenced Diseases Including Cancer, Alzheimer's, and Many Others. by Torontonian5640 in Futurology

[–]Torontonian5640[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It presents immunity against it, in other words the immune system has been shown to carry out processes to stop it from working. However, the article states that out of the two variants of CRISPR tested, one was only partially blocked by the immune system. This doesn’t mean we can’t use it, it just brings to light things that need to be bypassed, as with all other therepeptic models.

Facebook declines to say why it deletes certain political accounts, but not others | US news by sinfem in worldnews

[–]Torontonian5640 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm not an expert in the quantum computing field but from my understanding, the challenge is hardware-based. Developing quantum-mechanic hardware that can function for advanced computing (we're talking super fast and with the ability to do things todays regular computers just can't) and also to be able to mass-produce this technology.

Facebook declines to say why it deletes certain political accounts, but not others | US news by sinfem in worldnews

[–]Torontonian5640 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The US is great don't get me wrong, we're neighbours and we love you guys. If you're visiting the Waterloo area, you're about an hour away from Toronto which has plenty of cool city stuff to do. Waterloo is more of a mid-sized city with 2 universities. We're surrounded by a bunch of farmland, and some great hiking trails with waterfalls in nearby towns, a really great farmer's market. But if you're visiting Ontario and you've never been here before, you owe it to yourself to see Niagara Falls.

Facebook declines to say why it deletes certain political accounts, but not others | US news by sinfem in worldnews

[–]Torontonian5640 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Haha oh why thank you. we were hoping it would have a motivational effect. Science is great, no matter the domain, and I think people are starting to come back to appreciating it more!

Facebook declines to say why it deletes certain political accounts, but not others | US news by sinfem in worldnews

[–]Torontonian5640 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The whole idea of quantum computing I don't think was ever meant to be a short-term endeavor. Like you said, snake-oil type companies tend to pop-up because people want it NOW even though the nano isn't quite there yet. So if you say "hey we got it working and ready to go" people jump on thinking woah we've got nano, I think that's what people like to take advantage of. We've gotta be patient and let the technology develop to the point where it is finally applicable to computing. Whats great is that advancing the field of nano also greatly advances the field of medicine, since advanced bio-informatics would require much greater computing power.

Facebook declines to say why it deletes certain political accounts, but not others | US news by sinfem in worldnews

[–]Torontonian5640 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Eh, excuse the fact our video isn't the greatest, we're trying to spend as little as possible on things like that and more money on our actual focus, medical research.

Facebook declines to say why it deletes certain political accounts, but not others | US news by sinfem in worldnews

[–]Torontonian5640 101 points102 points  (0 children)

This is so accurate. I'm Canadian from the Waterloo Region where Blackberry is based. There's a lot of growing innovative businesses in our area, setting up base here, Nano-technology has been a huge investment here by Blackberry's former CEO Mike Lazaridis. Anyway, we're now termed the Quantum Valley (for the reason that Lazaridis pretty much started it all). Needless to say, I get the vibe that Silicon Valley thinks they're ultimate elites without any competition and that they can just do whatever they want in terms of business. Looks like competition is coming their way from Canada's equivalent, and we're known to be the more kind and gentle type.

Edit: I started a non-profit last year in our area for innovative medical research (www.genomecure.org). Not all of us are in it for the money, I wish more people had this attitude.

[SELF] Hello guys, I'm a cancer research student and also a batman lover. So I thought I'd mix the two and promote cancer research by being the Dark Knight. Here's my first video, hope you like it! by Torontonian5640 in cosplay

[–]Torontonian5640[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My research consists of looking at how CRISPR (a gene-editing mechanism) may be used to develop a model for gene-therapy. In the simplest of terms, the basic idea is swapping out bad genes and swapping in good genes in their place. Of course it's a lot more complicated than this.

Made Eggs on a Cloud Today. Was not Disappointed! by [deleted] in foodhacks

[–]Torontonian5640 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mixing in bacon bits into the cloud makes it even better!

Giving away a giant teddy bear (free shipping to US & Canada). Follow the link for instructions! I suit up as Batman and raise money for cancer research. - Batman4Cancer by Torontonian5640 in freebies

[–]Torontonian5640[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Batman gig? it looks like other Redittors from "your own sub" are telling you to stop as well. If you want to waste other people's time, waste someone who's actually trying to scam people.

Giving away a giant teddy bear (free shipping to US & Canada). Follow the link for instructions! I suit up as Batman and raise money for cancer research. - Batman4Cancer by Torontonian5640 in freebies

[–]Torontonian5640[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have a feeling the majority of the people on this sub are a little more sensible. Perhaps you should take some lessons and stop whining

Giving away a giant teddy bear (free shipping to US & Canada). Follow the link for instructions! I suit up as Batman and raise money for cancer research. - Batman4Cancer by Torontonian5640 in freebies

[–]Torontonian5640[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Although I did make a mistake with the rules of this sub, you have a very rude way of bringing that to someone’s attention. Hopefully you can reflect on that and make the world a happier place