CRISPR technology can be now used in human cells intentionally to silence, repair, or replace genes; our understanding of how this works is nascent & CRISPR-Cas9 editing of the arginine–vasopressin

by Paul Alexander

V1a receptor produces violent actions in hamsters...we have to be careful here, I repost for this can be opening a can of worms we will not be able to control...could we do this to humans? I say yes!

Listen to Klaus Schwab below:


CRISPR-Cas9 editing of the arginine–vasopressin V1a receptor produces paradoxical changes in social behavior in Syrian hamsters

“We confirmed the absence of Avpr1as in these hamsters by demonstrating 1) a complete lack of Avpr1a-specific receptor binding throughout the brain, 2) a behavioral insensitivity to centrally administered AVP, and 3) an absence of the well-known blood-pressure response produced by activating Avpr1as. Unexpectedly, however, Avpr1a KO hamsters displayed more social communication behavior and aggression toward same-sex conspecifics than did their wild-type (WT) littermates.”

Klaus Schwab:

Gene Editing - Klaus Schwab - Charlie Rose - 2015

Gene editing:

Davos 2019 - Gene Editing at the Crossroads