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I asked a question How would you affect bulk DNA gene therapy for a human?

I had worded the question in a way that might have been open to interpretations about the seriousness of the question or whether it's possible to answer. I reworded the question.

Is this new version still considered opinion-based? If so, can you explain why?

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    $\begingroup$ It is still quite broad. $\endgroup$
    – WYSIWYG
    Mar 12 '15 at 11:10
  • $\begingroup$ some questions are broad. It was put on hold because it's opinion-based. Is it still "opinion-based" - why? biology.stackexchange.com/questions/344/… is also broad. $\endgroup$
    – Yehosef
    Mar 12 '15 at 11:19
  • $\begingroup$ I asked this question in chat. It may not be opinion based but it is still broad. We don't have any mechanism to change the close reason post close. $\endgroup$
    – WYSIWYG
    Mar 12 '15 at 11:21
  • $\begingroup$ how is this too broad? That claim seems very subjective and "opinion-based". You have gene therapy which is real science and I'm asking how to apply it in bulk. It's a very specific question with answers that could range from "you can't" to "I don't know" to "you need to a specific gene therapy mechanism for each gene that needs to be modified" etc. $\endgroup$
    – Yehosef
    Mar 12 '15 at 11:25
  • $\begingroup$ What is broad: anything that cannot be explained in a few paragraphs. It is not a claim. I can answer that question but I would have to write an entire article on it. $\endgroup$
    – WYSIWYG
    Mar 12 '15 at 11:28
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    $\begingroup$ The problem is that this question was put on hold for being opinion based. You think that its also too broad. Perhaps the other moderators that marked as "opinion-based" don't agree. I would suggest that you remove the hold and then mark as suggest to put on hold for being too broad. If others agree then it will be on hold/closed the that reason. But if others don't agree then the question will be available for answers. $\endgroup$
    – Yehosef
    Mar 12 '15 at 12:14
  • $\begingroup$ Once having voted to close a user is not allowed to revote for closure after reopen. $\endgroup$
    – WYSIWYG
    Mar 12 '15 at 12:46
  • $\begingroup$ @WYSIWYG - ok - I understand. Is there some mechanism to bring this up with the other's that marked to closed? If I add a comment on the question, will they get a notice? $\endgroup$
    – Yehosef
    Mar 12 '15 at 13:11
  • $\begingroup$ You can actually edit your question further to make it precise. That would be the best solution :) $\endgroup$
    – WYSIWYG
    Mar 12 '15 at 13:12
  • $\begingroup$ @WYSIWYG seems like it was unblocked - thanks for your help and education! $\endgroup$
    – Yehosef
    Mar 12 '15 at 13:12
  • $\begingroup$ I voted to reopen but you should make some improvements $\endgroup$
    – WYSIWYG
    Mar 12 '15 at 13:13
  • $\begingroup$ thanks - what would make it more precise? I made many changes and I'm not sure what other changes would make it better. I really do think it's an interesting question and problem and would like to get answers. $\endgroup$
    – Yehosef
    Mar 12 '15 at 13:15
  • $\begingroup$ A precise question would be to ask about experimental strategies to make multiple simultaneous genome edits in a cell. Avoid any reference to attainment of immortality. You are also asking multiple questions there; you should focus on only one issue. $\endgroup$
    – WYSIWYG
    Mar 12 '15 at 13:23
  • $\begingroup$ ok - thanks for the tips. I was trying to given examples to explain how drastic of DNA changes we might be talking about. $\endgroup$
    – Yehosef
    Mar 12 '15 at 13:34

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