Do they want us to become all the same biologically and genetically?
Scientists can now genetically engineer humans. A big new report asks whether we should. – https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/2/15/14613878/national-academy-genome-editing-humans
I cringe when I realize that Synthia may be called God soon enough. A synthetic life form controlled by the genome it is inherited by science.
A self-replicating synthetic form of life.
Synthetic life forms can produce vaccines, gobble up CO2 and more, says expert
May 3, 2011
“What we have been doing for the last few decades is reading the genetic code. I call it digitizing biology. DNA is an analog molecule, and when we read the four letters of the genetic code and put back information into the computer, we are converting the four nucleotides to ones and zeroes on the computer,” said Venter. “Now the challenge has been to go the other way, and start from those ones and zeroes to get life back out of the computer.”
“The National Institutes of Health has funded my institute to create synthetic pieces of every known flu virus, so anytime we need a new vaccine, we can just take these pieces off the shelf, and go through the assembly and have flu vaccine stocks in a very short time,” he said. “In the next year or two, you might get the first synthetic DNA vaccines.”
“Synthetic biology is likely to be the No. 1 wealth generator for the next century,” Venter added, citing a study from the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Artificial Cells and Tissues by Chemistry
A New Era In Science: “Synthia” The First Synthetic Life Is Created
Once it was fixed, the synthetic DNA and its cytoplasm, having been tagged to distinguish it from the DNA of the natural Mycoplasma, started to produce its own proteins. Those proteins showed no relationship to their synthetic, genetic ‘parent,’ but instead looked and behaved exactly like the natural Mycoplasma.
Synthetic DNA may cause ethical concerns for some, but Synthia, as she (?) is fondly called by her creators, is getting plenty of praise from companies ready to join the new field of synthetic biology, a combination of chemistry, computer science, molecular biology, genetics and cell biology, to breed industrial life forms that can secrete fuels, vaccines or other saleable products.” (WSJ)
Daisy, meet Synthia.
First Self-Replicating Synthetic Bacterial Cell – https://www.jcvi.org/research/first-self-replicating-synthetic-bacterial-cell