Gene Editing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Scientists are developing new ways to alter the genetic code of living organisms. John Oliver explores the risks, rewards, and wolf-related hazards of gene editing.
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  • I saw that clippy joke coming a mile away 🤣

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    KristianKristian3 日 前
  • Cure all diseases, kill all humans... Thats not mutually exclusive.

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  • Hearing "messing with ecosystems can cause unintended consequences" from John Oliver's beak made me let out a long happy sigh

    Nisha BhakatNisha Bhakat9 日 前
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  • Why does that one man look like a discount version of Lin-manuel Miranda?

    Rose HeartsRose Hearts14 日 前
  • So, glad that 2020 didn't bring a Wolly Mammoth

    Rose HeartsRose Hearts14 日 前
  • Pfizer n Moderna BioNtech vaccine is based on cRispr tech, I dont know how to feel about it, good theres a vaccine but what if theres adverse effects - theres no way to reverse them - and we have no clue what long term effects there could b

    Nell RavenNell Raven14 日 前
    • Don't worry the vaccine will not be injected in ovum or testes where human germ cells are. At most if vaccine became adverse, it will just kill vaccinated human(although they are safe dont worry) rather passed on to child.

      Sachit SinghSachit Singh13 時間 前
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    Justin TeurnJustin Teurn14 日 前
  • - Is this how you make dinosaurs? - No, this is how you play God.

    Alexander KerkelovAlexander Kerkelov16 日 前
  • Can they fix inherent religious dilemmas?

    Belial FrellonBelial Frellon18 日 前
  • Spotting the Influence, a Transparency: Celebrities have tremendous influence. Every major movement can be linked to a celebrity cause and their trickle. Computers are a rage so you can bet about the Homebrew Club and Alan Turing having influenced since the 1980s. Hitler, Einstein, Darwin, all the biggest names, even still Charles V will have dissipation. Hell. There is still Newton and Roger Bacon around waning out. They say the Greek trickle ends empires. Aryabhata. Copernicus. Pythagoras. Thoth. Galileo. Archimedes. Da Vinci. Seth. Jesus. Alberti. Brunelleschi. Quintilian. Homer. Shakespeare. Goethe. Musashi. Liberi. Marx. Erasmus. Luther. Britten. Pericles. Jenney. Napoleon. Michaelangelo. Crowley. Euclid. Gutenberg. Caxton. Morse. Whitney. Etc. Sorry. Metalsmiths enjoy the darkness. Presidents aren't allowed this kind of influence for a reason, yes. Sure. Hephaestus. Curie. Shelley. Austen. King. Freud. Jung. Redi. Volta. Duggar. Leeuwenhouke. I couldn't find the Democratic papers. Locke and Hume?

    Belial FrellonBelial Frellon18 日 前
  • We couldn't handle nuclear energy, even though the technology promised so much. Likewise, we're unprepared to deal with impact of gene editing (when it becomes a reality).

    FlamingIbisFlamingIbis20 日 前
  • You know your research is risky when you're having dreams about PigHitler that sound like an author getting a little heavy-handed with the symbolism

    Squiddy HiggenbottomSquiddy Higgenbottom21 日 前
  • Dude, I don't usually comment, but let's just say I had to like and comment this video!

    pedro rojaspedro rojas23 日 前
  • Pet the "Whatever" !! lmfao

    Event HorizonEvent Horizon24 日 前
  • Imagine if the child who has dwarfism later found out that he can have his gene altered to remove that trait, but the parents didn't want to do it, I wonder how will he take it..

    Haq AmarHaq Amar25 日 前
  • Asians people playing "god", created the most destructive strain of SARS-2 the world has ever seen in 2019 and is still going strong in 2020 going into 2021. 3 years of pandemic. Fictions has become reality.

    JohnJaggerJackJohnJaggerJack27 日 前
  • Gene editing CAN NEVER BE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO PEOPLE LIKE KIM KARDASHIAN AND KANYE or the rest of you dumbfucks. Imagine the horrible parodies of humanoid form those 2 would birth into life. Bitches with disproporcional butts, Guys half man half gayfish and hobbit like humans, no, gene editing is forbidden for obvious reasons to the uneducated and famous.

    JohnJaggerJackJohnJaggerJack27 日 前
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    somi parksomi park29 日 前
  • When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.

    Duoc Le thanhDuoc Le thanhヶ月 前
  • 검은 마약

    somi parksomi parkヶ月 前
  • I want more Gene Editing technology. I need to become a Superhuman. Imagine a real life Adeptus Astardee.

    GFish 17GFish 17ヶ月 前
    • @Sachit Singh lol

      GFish 17GFish 1712 時間 前
    • Well I can't promise it will make u Superman But it can make u Deadpool or clawless wolverine.

      Sachit SinghSachit Singh13 時間 前
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  • What even is this episode? First theres a dude trying to inject himself into an Avenger, now theres a guy swearing a vendetta against toads whi-- im sorry, _what?_ Did she just say _Pig Hitler?_

    Sarah SutherlandSarah Sutherlandヶ月 前
  • IT's called Rampage cuz it's based on an old arcade videogame where you could play up to three people at the same time, one is a giant ape, one is a giant wolf and one is a giant not-godzilla-lizard.

    TheAngryDanishVikingTheAngryDanishVikingヶ月 前
  • This actually related to GMOs and tome atleast it seems less contreversial.

    Hope RockHope Rockヶ月 前
  • 15:50 How the fuck you know that is true??? Did you enter her dreams somehow?

    John PapadopoulosJohn Papadopoulosヶ月 前
  • please upload high resolution picture of stay up late by brian swords, i'm want to use it as wallpaper for my computer, please please please. I love that painting..

    Saniya 666Saniya 666ヶ月 前
  • This episode is a rare example of stupid reactionary fearmongering on this program.

    David FortierDavid Fortierヶ月 前
  • Any veteran of the Fallout series like myself can tell you the dangers of gene splicing that were done in the video game franchise's lore. Deathclaws were the result of gene splicing Jackson chameleons. Mole rats, Cazadors (hawk and tarantula), and Nightstalkers (Coyotes and Rattlesnakes) were also the result of gene splicing. The Fire Ants in Fallout 3 were the result of one scientist's goal of trying to shrink the size of giant ants back to there pre war form.

    JustinJustinヶ月 前
  • 10:10 Is that John's actual great-grandfather? John would have a majestic moustache if he grew his out..

    Edgar CruzEdgar Cruzヶ月 前
  • Don't accept this shit. Erasing our dna is erasing the human race. We won't exist . Be bold be proud be human

    Salvatore GSalvatore Gヶ月 前
  • They control this. They can change all of us to low iq dna . And we all will be like dead zombie slaves.

    Salvatore GSalvatore Gヶ月 前
  • It's simple if you change your dna or they change your dna. What you are is dead. You might as well die. You cut off what your father gave you and what his father gave him. It's where you come from. If you change your dna you die.

    Salvatore GSalvatore Gヶ月 前
    • @Sachit Singh and mate I don't need any degree to have wisdom understanding knowledge and insight. If you change your dna you change who and what you are. Simple. Open your mind

      Salvatore GSalvatore G13 時間 前
    • @Sachit Singh read what you said. You deny that But admit it's possible. And so. There's tons of medical students who become idiotic doctors

      Salvatore GSalvatore G13 時間 前
    • Being medical student I deny that. Though what u say is possible. But it's same like nuclear weapons can wipe out humans so we should stop using nuclear power plant 🌱 for energy needs.

      Sachit SinghSachit Singh13 時間 前
  • Its the devil. Thank God forever

    Salvatore GSalvatore Gヶ月 前
  • A la verga.

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    Tyler WrightTyler Wrightヶ月 前
  • After watching this clip, I watched a South Park episode where Randy goes to China. I just realized John Oliver is the reason Randy killed Winnie the Pooh

    Brandon BullockBrandon Bullockヶ月 前
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  • come on nobody would choose to have a "defect" meaning something that makes life harder thats not just a human construct, but in reality even that to. Also is it ethically to all a child to be born that will have a disease that you can prevent?

    Christophe BrelandChristophe Brelandヶ月 前
  • Dwarfism IS a flaw they are at higher risk of many problems mainly heart problems and we totally should work in gene editing to help these people. Yes this is your identity but this is not a harmless condition and i woudnt like for any children to be born with this. Being proud of it dosen't change the danger of this condition.

    Le GhLe Ghヶ月 前
  • I wrote a paper on Dr. Doudna this is bananas!

    Jacob MotleyJacob Motleyヶ月 前
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  • Honestly if we can genetically modify humans to survive interplanetary space I’m all for it

    No UsernameNo Usernameヶ月 前
  • i will say. I am currently working with crispr tech in my university. I dont understand the concept touched on at the end of this video about wanting to leave how our children are made up to “a higher power” because none of replication is God’s work. We understand meiosis, crossing over, and disjunction. We know exactly how the diversity of everything, from prokaryotes to eukaryotes, has arisen. Of course, we must be cautious to mess with it because the system is so delicate. But to the people who fear it could lead to eugenics, who says what a perfect baby is?? For example, the dwarfism individuals towards the end of the video who fear that Crispr could be used to eliminate dwarfism and that this statement is itself, offensive: why not use crispr to ensure their children are dwarves as well, just without the associated health complications? It is well-known that small individuals have shorter life spans. I propose this analogy: we pick our mates based off of [X] traits, “love”, circumstance, and everything else. But once we engage in sexual acts, we leave the resulting children up to chance. But is it REALLY chance if you know who you are having sex with? For example, if i choose to mate with an Indian woman, i know theres a good chance my child will be indian. If i mate with a dwarf, i know theres potential my child will be as well. And if you arent aware of how sure i can be about all these circumstances, take a genetics course. Basically im saying, organisms have been using crispr technology since sexual selection, and also since DNA inheritance, was first invented! Why is it seen as “God’s power” to decide how our children and every living thing’s children look when in reality, we have been choosing for ourselves with statistical gambling? Rather than a couple coming in to ask what the chances are of their baby having blue eyes and blonde hair and a geneticist having to look at their family history and karyotyping and DNA to give them a percentage answer, why is it so WRONG to be able to provide a service where this can be ensured? Yes, i understand this undermines the free will of the next generation, but to that extent SO DOES OUR PARENTS FUCKING. If im a type 1 diabetic due to Wolfram’s syndrome, then this is 100% due to the unknown decision of my parents fucking. If i have black hair and brown eyes, this is 100% due to the unknown decision of my parents fucking. If im upset about it, thats too bad cause thats life. BY THAT SAME REASONING, if im a designer baby and one day i grow up and im upset about it, well that’s also too bad cause thats life. I am yet to find a counterargument to my point but i am open to any talk and am listening @johnoliver

    sabadabasabadabaヶ月 前
    • I also agree with your point, I do not see the supposed “immorality” of giving a parents wish of having their child have blue eyes for example

      Vinyl BuffVinyl Buffヶ月 前
    • May I ask how I can work with Crispr technology? Im majoring in bio-chemistry at the moment going to get my bachelors in 2022. Is that the correct major to be in for this?

      Vinyl BuffVinyl Buffヶ月 前
    • I also am well aware that inheritance was never invented, and that there is only a “working hypothesis” on how replication first began billions of years ago. I am also aware that many religions disagree with the statement “billions of years ago” but to them id give the counter-proposal of the big bang and the beginnings of the universe, and also a jolly “fuck-off” and to take their religious arguments and drive them off a cliff.

      sabadabasabadabaヶ月 前
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  • I always disagreed with CRISPR. Now I think I’m validated:

    Pmoose TravernPmoose Travernヶ月 前
  • that dude selling CRISPR kits is probably someone who played Bioshock and "didn't get it".

    Quinn MarcheseQuinn Marcheseヶ月 前
  • 17:33 China touting its refusal to perform gene editing projects with precautions did not age well😶

    Urd 137134Urd 137134ヶ月 前
  • In India, Narendra Modi and his nationalist (borderline fascist) government are withdrawing government support for farmers, and privatizing the agricultural sector overnight, this might be the worst disaster since he demonitised half the country's currency overnight!! Farmers have been protesting but have been met with police brutality, broken roads, and a false media narrative. No serious media coverage in the country and Modi's trying to sweep it under the rug. Wouldn't it be a shame if somebody cast a bright light on Modi's dirty laundry? *(***

    ShadowShadowヶ月 前
  • Always have to find a way to disrespect Christians, but I guess"Christ-ophobia" still doesn't exist.

    Michael PepeMichael Pepeヶ月 前
  • Well ... this being the internet and this being a show mostly watched by americans ... I'll now make myself a massive amount of enemies: I would actually pay for the opportunity to kill Hitler, even if it's a clone, even if it's a pig-hitler-chimera-clone

    OroberusOroberusヶ月 前
  • uhhh is that mother with dwarfism bragging about selectively breeding children? Not only that, but children with a genetic disorder that can lead to health complications & physical disability. Yeesh. That clip did not help her cause.

    Morgi TMorgi Tヶ月 前
  • I wish we had an update on the genetically altered mosquitoes they released in Florida that I'm sure everyone forgot about. Especially since the scientists doing it were kind of like "Well we won't know what happens until we do it." Never the thing you wanna hear before running a test.

    Wesly ZWesly Zヶ月 前
  • Rock “The Dwayne” Johnson

    Antonella CastroAntonella Castroヶ月 前
  • Rock “The Dwayne” Johnson

    Trieu Hoang NamTrieu Hoang Namヶ月 前
  • Do British people say "in future"? O.o That angers me.

    Anthony ViteraAnthony Viteraヶ月 前
  • haha love how the chinese guy at the end laughs at the mention of gods, and that people still really could believe in them somewhere ^^

    President ObummerPresident Obummerヶ月 前
  • I'm sure they wanted to name the movie "Wolf Blitzer" instead of Rampage, but the movie was actually based off of a video game also called Rampage, so their hands were tied. A shame, really.

    Xylas AtanariXylas Atanariヶ月 前
  • I dream not a world with unicorn or app-dnd, i dream of a world where we dont ened to worry about alshimer, cancer, broken dna and without viruses.... why would people vote against that? cause they are scared some will sell this for money? i would say thats worth it to be rid of most genetic problems we have. Our dna is between 42% to 72% useless ancient virus dna... we can replace that with anything that could help us, if you wanted to go that far, but i get why people would be scared of that part.

    Let's PretendLet's Pretendヶ月 前
  • The mother of one of my friends worked on the mosquito thing

    Eve MundyEve Mundyヶ月 前
  • New video either tonight or tomorrow! I’m sorry for the lack of uploads, it feels like I’m always saying that but I want to let you guys know the timeline video is coming along really well. I’m hoping for a December 1st release, but we’ll just see how it gets along. Thank you all so much and I’ll see you all later :)

    Betty StewartBetty Stewartヶ月 前
  • I feel like an asshole When I saw the drawf and her lineage, I immediately thought "your entire family is defeated by the top shelf" I hate this was the first thought

    that one guy with the voicethat one guy with the voiceヶ月 前
    • dwarfs are funny little guys

      Le GhLe Ghヶ月 前
  • if it were up to the actually sufferers as to whether or not their condition was a disorder, then *nothing* would be considered a disorder. yes, nobody likes being told that there's something wrong with them, but the DSM still exists nontheless.

    Ben ThomasonBen Thomasonヶ月 前
  • Sheriff Richard Giardino from Fulton County, New York discussed his disagreement with Gov. Cuomo's holiday restrictions on 'The Evening Edit.' Watch the full interview, here:

    Arianna EllieArianna Ellieヶ月 前
  • I love that the "Eugenics" Eugene Levy book has the foreward by Jason Biggs 16:58

    Harold DenverHarold Denverヶ月 前
  • Who is here after Jennifer Doudner won a noble prize for CRISPR?

    Nut SuphanatNut Suphanatヶ月 前
    • Furries of the world, this is how you get your werewolf boyfriends. Remember that when deciding whether or not to dismiss gene editing in the future

      Harold DenverHarold Denverヶ月 前
  • Orphan Black anyone?

    Roses AndflourRoses Andflourヶ月 前
  • Uh, what the hell is Disability Rights Activist is saying? Genetic illnesses are real, your illness is not a cute unique thing that makes you special. If you have dwarfism and society not treating you right is a separate thing, but society trying to find a genetic cure for it is not Eugenics or bigotry.

    Ten JuTen Juヶ月 前
  • My father had AML which is a variant of that sweet english baby girl's ALL. For the past few decades since he died, my family and I have been trying to raise $ for research and patient support in his memory. This baby girl being helped at all is very encouraging and wonderful.

    Andrew ThurberAndrew Thurberヶ月 前
  • Didn't a Chinese scientist just make Crispr babies (twins) immune to HIV

    Adam SmithAdam Smithヶ月 前
  • There are now cane toads in Florida. People are such idiots.

    pikeman80pikeman802 ヶ月 前
  • Gattaca

    Jason SmithJason Smith2 ヶ月 前
  • As someone who’s family has a lot of diabetes, heart problems, and Alzheimer’s disease, if there was a way to eliminate those problems I would be first in line.

    Kathryn HeimKathryn Heim2 ヶ月 前
  • Deafness is totally a disability. you don't get to rewrite reality just by claiming offense. More importantly, I'll believe it isn't a disease when you manage to convince a variety of employers that it doesn't impede your ability to perform their job. Anyone okay with a world where people are confined to wheelchairs and crapping in bags because they're in denial that they need help has their priorities messed up.

    Ben ThomasonBen Thomason2 ヶ月 前
    • Exactly, why would we let people to suffer from such illnesses just because the sufferer think its quirky

      Vinyl BuffVinyl Buffヶ月 前
  • I like to imagine that the first caveman who bred two wolves together to create the first proto-dog was accused of "playing god," because it's basically the same thing.

    Ben ThomasonBen Thomason2 ヶ月 前
    • @Kathryn Heim um, why exactly did you just copy and paste my one comment as a reply to the other?

      Ben ThomasonBen Thomason2 ヶ月 前
    • Deafness is totally a disability. you don't get to rewrite reality just by claiming offense. More importantly, I'll believe it isn't a disease when you manage to convince a variety of employers that it doesn't impede your ability to perform their job. Anyone okay with a world where people are confined to wheelchairs and crapping in bags because they're in denial that they need help has their priorities messed up.

      Kathryn HeimKathryn Heim2 ヶ月 前
  • who is here after watching unnatural selection on Netflix

    Leo LawLeo Law2 ヶ月 前
  • Another awesome video about gene editing

  • If we eliminate all diseases people would live longer. I worry that we will be overpopulated if we start prolonging lives.

    tph_dragontph_dragon2 ヶ月 前
  • Jennifer Doudna just won this year's Chemistry Nobel Prize for CRISPR!

    Adriel SebastianAdriel Sebastian2 ヶ月 前
  • I know I'm two years late, but for real? No one gonna talk about the Mouse and Tick ONS?

    Shining PikachuShining Pikachu2 ヶ月 前
  • I love that the "Eugenics" Eugene Levy book has the foreward by Jason Biggs 16:58

    Annie GrahamAnnie Graham2 ヶ月 前
  • Always remember: Victor Frankenstein's downfall was because he failed to consider the consequences of his actions, not the fact that he played god.

    Jekyllstein GrayJekyllstein Gray2 ヶ月 前
  • As someone with autism, the idea that my condition can be eradicated via CRISPR is terrifying.

    Jekyllstein GrayJekyllstein Gray2 ヶ月 前
  • kid: daddy, where do baby's come from? the dad: 12:43

    Commander Black heartCommander Black heart2 ヶ月 前
  • the similarities between buff beagles and Ralph the 30ft wolf is startling

    Commander Black heartCommander Black heart2 ヶ月 前
  • My family has a history of cancer on one side and Alzheimer’s on the other. Eliminating these- as well as making Albert Einstein look positively dull, and getting rid of old age - is something I’m looking forward to.

    Odysseus in SpaceOdysseus in Space2 ヶ月 前
  • gene editing for low IQ

    FIGHTFANNERD9 KPOP is Trash & Twice is the worstFIGHTFANNERD9 KPOP is Trash & Twice is the worst2 ヶ月 前
  • Well well, fast forward to 2020, the whole species is threatened because a chinese guy was not cautious enough

    DniamDniam2 ヶ月 前
  • Mental note: Make the pig hitlers 40 feet tall so that people can not drive over them with a car.

    Waldemar MarwaldeWaldemar Marwalde2 ヶ月 前
  • I've read a lot of comments (replies included) but I didn't read one that mentioned anything about the future - 250 years from now, for example. If/when gene manipulation becomes available, whatever ethic committees have decided today can (and I will dare to assume) and will be changed by either government and/or the scientific community and/or the general public themselves. Once something becomes 'the norm', it usually then goes on to be something else - in a good way or a bad way - which in 250 years will then become something else - in a good way or a bad way - which in 250 years .... Well, you get my drift.

    Jaycee WedmakJaycee Wedmak2 ヶ月 前
  • 17:25 I think John Oliver has probably misunderstood the scientist's reaction here. I think he's probably just agnostic/atheist and thinks the idea of a conscious creator is itself laughable.

    Cindra MendiblesCindra Mendibles2 ヶ月 前
  • And now CRISPR got a Nobel!

    Arundhati GuptaArundhati Gupta2 ヶ月 前