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These sequences, which proved to be part of a sophisticated immune system used by bacteria to fight viruses, give scientists an unprecedented opportunity to rewrite the code of life. Just a year ago, it was discovered that bacteria can be used to perform specific changes in the DNA of plants, animals, and people.
The molecular system known as Crispr has already made the production of genetically modified animals a much easier process. The first experimental results (more…)
The U.S. federal agency Food and Drug Administration (FDA) begins its consideration of biological procedures which, if successful, will allow to create genetically modified people, reports in an article for The New York Times Marcy Darnovsky, executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society.
“This is a dangerous step”, warns Darnovsky. According to her, these methods will “change all the cells in the bodies of children born as a result of their use, and these changes will be (more…)
Renowned geneticist Craig Venter, one of the pioneers of synthetic biology, claims that the technologies needed to teleport living beings already exist. However, till now he is talking only about viruses and bacteria. But maybe someday it can be true for humans too.
In 1995 a group of scientists from the J. Craig Venter Institute, JCVI, launched a project “minimal genome“, whose goal was to leave in the genetic code only the essential information for the existence of a living organism. The research was based on the bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium, which at that time had the smallest genome of all known (482 genes). In 1999, Venter reduced the number of genes to 382, creating a (more…)
Cell biologist Dr. Bruce H. Lipton (formerly professor of medical courses in high school and now scientific researcher) was one of the first scientists who detected this effect. Having performed a series of experiments, he revealed that the cell membrane is an organic analogue of a computer chip.
Although these views conflict with the scientific doctrine, which states that genes are those that control behavior, similar publications of other researchers have strengthen this view.
Quantum physics of cell biology
Dr. Lipton is also one of the first researchers who (more…)
The relationship of genes and nutrition is one of the hottest areas of research worldwide. The goal of the scientific community is to find the way to match our nutritional intakes with our genetic background to achieve maximum health.
To understand the potential of this method, let’s take a walk in the future, and possibly in the near future. Let’s imagine that in some years from now the state of your health forces you to correct your diet and form more good eating habits.
You visit a clinical dietitian specializing in nutrigenomcs, i.e. a science which studies (more…)