Each Tuesday\u00a0Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, summarizes 3 to 5 future looking developments\u00a0in the realm of \u00a0transhuman and cyborg-related technologies.In Transhuman Tuesday \u2013 Designer Babies with CRISPR CAS9\u00a0we\u00a0see\u00a0Jennifer Doudna, Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute give a talk about CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing.Doudna has been a leading figure in what is often referred to as the “CRISPR Revolution” for her early fundamental work and ongoing leadership in the development of CRISPR-mediated genome editing. In their 2012 paper titled A programmable dual-RNA-guided DNA endonuclease in adaptive bacterial immunity, Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier were the first to propose that CRISPR\/Cas9 could be used for programmable gene editing,\u00a0an idea that has since been further developed by many research groups\u00a0for applications ranging from fundamental protein research to treatments for diseases including sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis, Huntington’s disease, and HIV. (taken from Wikipedia)Prof. Jennifer Doudna – The Future of CRISPR Genetic Engineeringhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=-LNpJN6a1EEDoudna indicates that using CRISPR for transhuman goals is not yet possible\u00a0but it is on the table as a future possibility and something to seriously discuss.Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever \u2013 CRISPR by\u00a0KurzgesagtVOX lists some other capabilities being developed with CRISPRCRISPR can knock out genes to help figure out what different genes actually doWe can use it to engineer plants to improve food securityDan Voytas, a plant geneticist at the University of Minnesota, runs a lab that\u2019s developing methods to use CRISPR for targeted genome modification of plants. Right now, he says he\u2019s working on herbicide-tolerant varieties of cassava for smallholder farmers in Africa. He is also working to improve ricePotential Alzheimer\u2019s and parkinsons treatmentsMartin Kampmann is a cell biologist at the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of California San Francisco is working to apply CRISPR for brain disease treatmentsnew cancer treatmentsModify cells to more effectively attack cancerMake oil or more productive production of biofuel using engineered plants or yeastUse plants to make drugs and vaccinesDestroy viruses like HIV, herpes, and hepatitisDIY Bacterial Gene Engineering CRISPR KitAnd, you can even get a $150 ‘DIY Bacterial Gene Engineering CRISPR Kit‘\u00a0from The Odin – here (you won;t be able to make designer babies but you’ll be able to learn more about this amazing technology).***Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe.\u00a0Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.