In this presentation, Bill Gates says those who are religious fanatics have a certain gene which is not present in those who claim to have no strong religious convictions. He then goes on to suggest this religious gene could be “vaccinated out of” the person, via a common virus vaccination such as the flu or coronavirus. This was in 2005, folks.
Until recently, CRISPR—the gene-editing technology that won scientists Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry—sounded more like science fiction than medicine; lab-created molecular scissors are used to snip out problematic DNA sections in a patient’s cells to cure them of disease. But soon we could see regulators approve the very first treatment using this gene-editing technology in an effort to combat rare inherited blood disorders that affect millions across the globe.