28 Jun So it begins. Nobody thought it would happen this fast, and now we are preparing to take a leap into the unknown. Not Brexit but Crispr gene-editing, a DNA- changing technology that can supposedly cure mice of liver disease and muscular dystrophy, render human cells resistant to HIV and create. The name Homo sapiens was applied in by the father of modern biological classification (see taxonomy), Carolus Linnaeus. It had long been known that human beings physically resemble the primates more closely than any other known living organisms, but at the time it was a daring act to classify human beings. Figure Energy profiles for the homo-Michael step. From: Biomimetically inspired asymmetric total synthesis of (+)dehydroxyl arisandilactone A. Figure Energy profiles for the homo-Michael step. Figure The values given by kcal mol−1 are the relative free energies calculated by M06 method in dichloromethane.