Yale Study: Wild Mosquitoes Retained Genes Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Yale Study: Wild Mosquitoes Retained Genes Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes By Aaron Kesel In Brazil a genetic engineering test of mosquitoes appears to have failed, with genes from the mutant mosquitoes now mixing with the native population, Nature reported. This comes as mad scientists in the U.S. are finding they are getting bitten back by messing with nature after running their own program to genetically modify mosquitoes. The experiment involved a company called Oxitec which took male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and genetically engineered them to have a dominant lethal gene.…

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Science Is Starting to Catch Up to the Sci-Fi Film “Gattaca”

Science Is Starting to Catch Up to the Sci-Fi Film “Gattaca” By Truthstream Media So now they’re claiming in the next 20 years, genetically engineered babies made from a single person’s modified stem cells will be bred in artificial wombs, & 75-yo women will be able to start new families once more. You can’t make this stuff up if you try. Gattaca  Aaron & Melissa Dykes are the founders of TruthstreamMedia.com, Subscribe to them on YouTube, like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, support on Patreon. Watch their mini-documentary Obsolete…

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Rogue Science Strikes Again: The Case of the First Gene-Edited Babies

Rogue Science Strikes Again: The Case of the First Gene-Edited Babies By G. Owen Schaefer, National University of Singapore The idea of scientists tinkering with the genes of babies was once the provenance of science fiction, but now it’s apparently entered the realm of reality: On Nov. 26, Chinese scientist He Jiankui reported the historic live births of twin girls whose genes he had edited. The goal may have been noble: to use CRISPR to alter their genes to include a variant protective against transmission of HIV. But the announcement…

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GM Mosquito Release In Cayman Islands Ends Prematurely

GM Mosquito Release In Cayman Islands Ends Prematurely By Catherine J. Frompovich There’s been a lot of buzz about GM mosquitoes to prevent the spread of the Zika virus.  The Cayman Islands in the Caribbean took on a project to test their ability to ‘curb’ whatever those mosquitoes were supposed to be capable of doing: to prevent the spread of the Zika virus and dengue fever. The UK-based genetic modification firm Oxitec, ‘creators’ of those GM mosquitoes, aka “bio-bugs,” apparently secured a mosquito release project for their GM male Aedes…

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The Next Generation Of Warfare: Genetically Engineered Viruses

The Next Generation Of Warfare: Genetically Engineered Viruses By Mac Slavo Genetically engineered viruses could very well become the next generation of warfare. Deadly viruses modified in labs could be released, eliminating entire communities of people as they infect, making them a valuable asset to militaries worldwide. As dystopian as that sounds, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is already working on a project called Insect Allies which will use insects to infect crops with genetically modified viruses that edit the crops’ genetic profile to make them more resilient against disease,…

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The Geopolitics of Human Gene Editing

The Geopolitics of Human Gene Editing By Ulson Gunnar A cursory warning was left by renowned physics professor Stephen Hawking regarding a future where a race of superhumans, manipulating their DNA, would taking control of their own evolution. The warning came just before his death in March of this year. The Washington Post in its article, “Stephen Hawking feared race of ‘superhumans’ able to manipulate their own DNA,” would explain (my emphasis): Before he died in March, the Cambridge University professor predicted that people this century would gain the capacity…

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Scientists Accuse DARPA of Genetically Modifying Insects for Bioweapon to Spread Agricultural Viruses

Scientists Accuse DARPA of Genetically Modifying Insects for Bioweapon to Spread Agricultural Viruses By Matt Agorist In a scathing report issued this week, researchers with the Science Policy Forum have accused the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of creating a technology—ostensibly used to genetically modify crops with insects—but that could be converted into a dangerous and illegal bioweapon. The current program is being funded by the Pentagon’s darling “research” arm DARPA — who last year was found to be spending millions on “genetic extinction technology” that could wipe…

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