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CRISPR genome editing science heads to China; patent granted for Cas9 single-guide gene editing

Are you climate change deniers happy?  It was fine when paranoid Americans cast doubt upon the 4th estate because by-and-large, major media outlets shill their toxic ideologies to teevee watchers.  But then you turned your pitch forks on scientists, and that is when you made a fatal mistake.  Our best DNA editing research is moving offshore.  Intella Therapeutics announced Monday that China’s State Intellectual Property Office plans to grant the company a patent covering the CRISPR/Cas9 single-guide gene editing methods and compositions.

Intella [ticker: $NTLA] can now operate in China, free to explore the powers of DNA editing for the explicit benefit of their people.

As you might imagine, the prospect of taking CRISPR research out from beneath the thumb of a collectively ignorant populace and their authoritarian leader is creating quite a bit of excitement in this small corner of the biotech industry.  Your gods cannot stops shares of DNA editing companies like SGMO, NTLA, and EDIT from racing higher*.

*writer’s note: I am long SGMO, NTLA, and EDIT

So like most breakthroughs in science, the crowd is being proven wrong.  Natural forces are prevailing.

In other CRISPR news, Sangamo (which sounds like a nice Italian name) successfully raised $72.5 million dollars on Wednesday via a secondary stock offering.  This secondary was received surprisingly well by investors.  Just over 24 hours after issuing 10,000,000 shares at a price of $7.25 the stock is trading over $9.  This offering speaks to the overall health of equity markets.  It also tells investors that $SGMO has their affairs in order because successfully completing a secondary is a shit-ton of work, especially for a small outfit like Sangamo.

So there you have it.  Despite the primates in congress and their apish behavior, science is prevailing. DNA editing research shall press onward…in China.

Long live science

Long live discovery

No more living in the past in summary!

 

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4 comments

  1. TJWP

    Please name one prominent alt-right figure that is openly against DNA testing, especially as it applies to race and racial differences. I’ll wait.

    Pretty sure its you retarded democrats that cling to your flat earth “we are all equal” horseshit.

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    • Raul3

      I only know one of their names, Joe Saraknovich or something? He seems okay tbh.

      In general, the entire movement is opposed to change. They want to not lose their culture but suck at reproducing. Go figure.

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  2. pyromonoxide

    China is serious about their food security, biotech. I think you are right about CRISPR it can avoid GMO designations ( saving a ton of money and less pariah status due to the publics shocking lack of science literacy) and it looks like it is going to advance genetic modification to the next level.

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    • Raul3

      Chinese citizens are much better at science and math. Exciting times.

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