November 12, 2008

Scientists have created genetically engineered "assassin" T-cells which seem to be better able to tackle HIV. Engineering "supercells" to fight "superbugs" would seem to me to introduce a real risk of cancer, but my knowledge about such things wouldn't fill a sheet of paper. In other words, waddoIknow?

Posted by scott at November 12, 2008 12:20 PM

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I'd worry less about cancer and more about them attacking something useful in your system. Like all of a sudden deciding that since there's no more HIV, you don't need a pancreas. Or red blood cells, etc.

I think there's a disease like that (lupus or something? dunno and too lazy to google it), but that would suck.

Posted by: ronaprhys on November 12, 2008 12:48 PM
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