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Title: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on October 11, 2012, 06:14:00 am
Ancient DNA and Sumerians

A few months ago someone asked me (via email) which populations I would love to get typed (genetically that is). There is one population which did not come to mind at the time: the Sumerians. Why? Because these are arguably the first historic nation. The first self-conscious ethnic group which operated by the rules which we define as the fundamentals of literate civilization. Strangely, they are an ethno-linguistic isolate. My own assumption until lately has been that this is not too surprising, in that prior to the rise of expansive civilizations (Sargon of Akkad) there was much more linguistic and ethnic diversity than we currently see around us. Or, was evident even in the early Iron Age. In other words, the ancient Fertile Crescent may have resembled the highlands of Papua, with Hurrians, Akkadians, Gutians, Elamites, Sumerians, etc., all speaking mutually unintelligible dialects which diverged very far back in the mists of antiquity.

I am no longer quite so sure about this model. That is largely due to the possibility that there was a great deal of demographic change between the Mesolithic and the Bronze Age, with successive waves of layering and replacement. My rough model is that a few groups of farmers may have expanded to swallow up thousands of hunter-gatherer groups. These homogeneous farmer societies eventually would diversify, because they were not united by the institutional forces which cemented later imperial regimes, in particular, literate elites which had a sense of consciousness which extended deep into the past because of written records. Therefore, the diversification would presumably have been similar to what we see with Romance languages, or Indo-Aryan, branching out from an common root language which replaced many competitors rapidly. Without writing and large scale polities the divergence would be more rapid, and there would be many more tips on the phylogenetic tree.

The Sumerians, and their neighbors the Elamites, as well as groups like the Hatti and Hurrians & Urartian, pose problems for this thesis. None of these groups seem to be Indo-European or Semitic, the two dominant language families of Near East by ~1,000 B.C. You have in the ancient Near East then a situation where the light of history reveals before us not the diversification of Indo-European and Semitic speaking farmers, but rather a host of unique and disparate peoples, all simultaneously lurching toward literate civilization, one after another.

Something just does not add up in my models. Genetics will not solve the puzzle, but it may help in elucidating relationships. The origins of the Sumerians are murky, but many scholars have suggested that they may have arrived from the south (the oldest city, Eridu, is in the south). Others have suggested that the Sumerians descended from the mountains of the northeast. Though I presume that the people Arabia have changed a great deal since antiquity, it would be interesting if it was found that the Sumerians resembled the Qatari (at least the Eurasian component) more than they did the modern Assyrians.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2012/10/ancient-dna-and-sumerians/


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on October 11, 2012, 06:17:38 am
Genetically Modified, Three-Parent Teenagers Are Here: Imagine What Else Is Walking Among Us

While here in the United States we bicker about whether single-parent households can raise children as well as two-parent ones, in Britain, they’re way ahead of us. They’re up to three parents in the mix, bless their souls. They don’t mean three parents under the same roof. That would be chaos, clearly. They mean a kid made from the genetic goop of three people. So, a kid with Mom’s eyes, Dad’s nose and the height of ... a generous DNA donor. An aunt or uncle? A neighbor? The pool guy? It’s a serious topic, with the serious goal of allowing parents who carry genetic defects to produce children who are free of those defects. Genetically modifying an egg that carries a risk for muscular dystrophy, for example, would eliminate it in not only the baby, but in all future stock from that family line.

http://blog.nj.com/njv_kathleen_obrien/2012/10/genetically_modified_three-par.html


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on October 16, 2012, 08:01:51 pm
New Transhuman 'Theologians' See Man Becoming Angelic Species With Demanding Questions For God. Sound Familiar?

Transhumanism, at least in the Journal of Medical Ethics, has a distinctly theological flavour. In recent weeks several bioethicists have been debating vigorously in its pages about whether homo sapiens will achieve salvation by transcending himself, what the responsibilities of a transcendent being would be towards homo sapiens, and whether it is moral to create a transcendent being. It is vaguely reminiscent of mediaeval disputes about the genus and species of angelic beings and inquiries into God’s motives in creating the human race. Launching the debate was Nicholas Agar, of Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. He contended that “post-persons” -- beings with a higher moral status than us (ie, homo sapiens) – is possible. With genetic engineering, drugs, and other forms of cognitive enhancement, it is possible for us to create beings with intellects so advanced that to us they are literally unimaginable.

http://www.bioedge.org/index.php/bioethics/bioethics_article/10271


Activists Warn Over Using Synthetic Biology To Rewrite The Genetic Code Of Plants And Animals

In genetic engineering, a gene or two are manipulated. What if scientists indulge in digital writing of genetic code and tinker with plants and animals? Environment activists warn that synthetic biology or extreme genetic engineering is a fast emerging threat to biodiversity, as it will change the genetic make-up of species concerned. Extreme genetic engineering involves digital writing of genetic code while conventional genetic engineering or modification tinkers with a gene or two. The CBD Alliance, which is fighting against synthetic biology, has accused the 11th Conference of Parties (COP) to United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity of burying this important agenda during the discussions. It hides one of the most important issues under consideration at COP 11: whether the CBD should accept synthetic biology as a new and emerging issue or put the brakes on this risky and rapidly developing technology.

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/node/163493


Having Casual Conversations About The Nephilim We Plan To Create

For centuries people have searched for the elixir of life and while we now realise there is no magic potion that can make us immortal or improve our bodies, today’s technological advances are radically altering the human condition. Transhumanism is a field of study that looks at how we can advance our bodies by altering them with technology. It also tackles the various ethical dilemmas this kind of advancement throws up. Is it dangerous? Is it right to mess with nature? Will it be the preserve of the rich? Anders Sandberg, a research fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford, is someone who is currently grappling with these ideas. Humans Invent met up with Sandberg to find out more about transhumanism and its moral implications. How would you define transhumanism? The short answer is that transhumanism is to do with changing the human condition using technology in order to live longer, become smarter and to extend our bodies and minds in all sorts of ways...

http://www.humansinvent.com/?_escaped_fragment_=/9234/transhumanism-is-it-right-to-hack-our-bodies/


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on November 15, 2012, 07:20:34 pm
New Gene-Altering Drug Paves Way for Mass Genetic Modification

We’ve seen genetically modified mosquitoes, genetically modified plants, and genetically modified cows, but could we soon be dealing with our own genetic alterations – genetically modified humans? As the months and years pass, scientists seem to be getting closer to ‘manufacturing’ humankind, with some of the most recent ‘advancements’ revolving around a new approved drug therapy that is designed to ‘correct genetic errors’.

Glybera, the drug which was approved in Europe on November 1, was created to combat against a rare disorder leading to disrupted fat production. Those suffering this rare disease possess what scientists describe as a damaged gene; the drug is meant to repair the damaged gene.

While the drug is only meant to be given to 1 or 2 out of every million people, it paves way for further experimentation into the field of biotechnology and human alteration. Soon, doctors may be giving out drugs to treat any ‘defects’ in genes, whether it be for the so-called ‘fat’ gene or another instance where a damaged gene is present. It could even apply to purported ‘criminal’ genes that are said to predict an individual’s future ‘life of crime’.  It may sound crazy, but scientists are already making even more serious moves that will alter or ‘create’ humankind.

Further Genetically Modifying Humanity

Although gene-altering drugs are indeed helping to pave the way for further human genetic modification, it is only a single move in the game. Just a few months ago, we reported on the very first group of genetically modified babies being ‘created’ in the United States. The scientists stated that 30 babies were born using genetic modification techniques. In addition, 2 of the babies tested were found to contain genes from a total of 3 different parents. Genetecists state that this genetic modification method may one day be used to create genetically modified babies “with extra, desired characteristics such as strength or high intelligence.”

Interestingly enough, that day may come sooner than expected – at least for some of us. Even leading scientists are now pushing for selective breeding based on genetic makeup, ‘handpicking’ genes of offspring, and even developing cloning technology to ‘grow’ human hybrids and other bizarre experiments.

While gene-altering drugs and GM babies may appeal to the general public, scientists and biotech companies heavily funded by the government have been working on achieving a much larger feat -genetically modified humans in the form of ‘super soldiers’. These GM humans go beyond even the imagination, not requiring food or sleep to perform Olympic-style physical feats, while being able to regrow limbs that were destroyed by enemy fire.

The fact is that humankind has been moving toward a genetically altered existence for some time now, unknown by the general public. While the mainstream media will have you believe that drugs to repair damaged genes is the answer, no one really knows the kind of dangers that could come with such advancements. We’ve already seen how genetically modified foods can cause tumors and even early death - why wait to see what happens when altering the human genetic code.

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2012/11/05/genetically-modified-humans-new-gene-altering-drug-paves-way-for-mass-modification/


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Kilika on November 16, 2012, 02:49:12 am
Humans cannot regenerate tissue, period. We aren't lizards, though some will and likely are trying just that. Sorry, you lose a limb, it's gone.


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on November 19, 2012, 06:38:28 am
Cloning Animals Is Latest Weapon To Fight Wildlife Extinction

With more and more wild animals disappearing in Brazil, scientists there have come up with a new tool to bring back dozens of dying species that could become extinct: cloning. The scientists at Brazil's Embrapa agriculture research agency said this week they have spent two years building a gene library with hundreds of samples from eight native species, including the collared anteater, the bush dog, the black lion tamarin, the coati, and deer and bison varieties, as well as the jaguar and the maned wolf. While still in its early stages, with the birth of a clone likely years away, the project represents Brazilian scientists' first foray into the cloning of wild animals, said team leader Carlos Frederico Martins.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2012/11/16/cloning-animals-is-latest-weapon-to-fight-wildlife-extinction/


Answer To World's Future Problems Lies In Altering What God Made Through Synthetic Biology, Digitalising Life With A New DNA Code, Says Venter

When Dr Trehan asked him to comment on the possibility of the science getting hijacked and being used for devious purposes, Dr Venter conceded that it was a critical question. However, he said that the "concerns of it getting into the wrong hands are not any more than the emergence of new flu strains and diseases almost every day". He also debunked the theory that genomics involved "playing with nature". "People get confused and concerned when it comes to the energy we create and the food we eat. But there's nothing natural about the food we eat. The tomatoes that people in the United States get so excited about are not real either. The real tomato is green, and the size of my thumb," the expert said. Dr Venter said that to solve the problems looming over the planet, people need "more intelligent processes instead of just fears".

http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/Chunk-HT-UI-HTLeadershipSummit2012-TopStories/Answer-to-world-s-future-problems-lies-in-synthetic-biology-Dr-Venter/Article1-960774.aspx


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on November 30, 2012, 06:03:57 pm
Supreme Court to decide if human genes patentable

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether human genes can be patented, a hotly contested issue with broad practical and ethical consequences for the future of gene-based medicine for millions of people worldwide.

The nation's highest court in a brief order agreed to review a case over whether Myriad Genetics Inc may patent two genes linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

In a 2-1 ruling on August 16, a panel of the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., upheld the biotechnology company's right to patent "isolated" genes that account for most inherited forms of the two cancers.

rest: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/30/us-usa-court-genes-idUSBRE8AT19620121130


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 30, 2012, 09:40:36 pm
Supreme Court to decide if human genes patentable

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether human genes can be patented, a hotly contested issue with broad practical and ethical consequences for the future of gene-based medicine for millions of people worldwide.

The nation's highest court in a brief order agreed to review a case over whether Myriad Genetics Inc may patent two genes linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

In a 2-1 ruling on August 16, a panel of the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., upheld the biotechnology company's right to patent "isolated" genes that account for most inherited forms of the two cancers.

rest: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/30/us-usa-court-genes-idUSBRE8AT19620121130

As it was in the Days of Noah - first upholding Obamacare, then the same-sex marriage agendas on their plate, and now this...


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Kilika on December 01, 2012, 04:50:50 am
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upheld the biotechnology company's right to patent "isolated" genes that account for most inherited forms of the two cancers.

What? They can't do that! How can they patent something they didn't even make, and don't own? There is no legal way that can be possible, unless the courts are on the take.

If you don't own it, and you didn't create it, it ain't yours to patent! ::)

This statement blows my mind! These are the kinds of judges we have! I just can't understand how they can say such things when man had NO part in the creation of the genes. Am I missing something? How could that judge possibly say, "They are products of man..."?

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"Everything and everyone comes from nature, following its laws, but the compositions here are not natural products," Circuit Judge Alan Lourie wrote for the panel majority in August. "They are the products of man, albeit following, as all materials do, laws of nature."

Something is not right with this one. I don't know what the deal is, but something is going on. Being scientists and for-profit corporations, a Salt Lake City company which suggests Mormons involved, it ain't good whatever they are up to! I see this as basically stealing a person's body parts. How could the courts...I just don't get it. >:(


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on January 11, 2013, 04:26:16 am
Could The Ancient Giants Be Cloned?


A project that begun in 1989 by Russian scientist Sergey Zimov, 40,000 acres of land have been designated to recreate the steppe ecosystem from the end of the Pleistocene period — the very environment in which the mammoths lived. According to the park’s website, “If enough area is covered by steppe it would diminish the effects of global warming by increased anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.” In other words, the goal is to repopulate the area with certain animals in order to recreate that Ice Age environment and slow global warming. But should mammoths be brought back to life, it would be hard to recommend any other place for them. Many mammoth discoveries continue to be made, but we have yet to find intact DNA from any of them. Mammoths are largely thought to have become extinct 12,000-10,000 years ago. Some species of mammoth, however, are reported to have existed a mere 3,700 years ago on islands off of Russia and Alaska. Unlike the millions of years of distance between dinosaurs and the modern era, mammoths seem almost contemporary.

read more: http://www.vnews.com/home/3694233-95/cloning-mammoth-mammoths-extinct


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on January 21, 2013, 10:31:55 am
Wanted: 'Adventurous woman' to give birth to Neanderthal man
Harvard professor seeks mother for cloned cave babyProfessor George Church of Harvard Medical School believes he can reconstruct Neanderthal DNA
His ambitious plan requires a human volunteer willing to allow the DNA to be put into stem cells, then a human embryo


They're usually thought of as a brutish, primitive species.
So what woman would want to give birth to a Neanderthal baby?
Yet this incredible scenario is the plan of one of the world’s leading geneticists, who is seeking a volunteer to help bring man’s long-extinct close relative back to life.

Professor George Church of Harvard Medical School believes he can reconstruct Neanderthal DNA and resurrect the species which became extinct 33,000 years ago.
His scheme is reminiscent of Jurassic Park but, while in the film dinosaurs were created in a laboratory, Professor Church’s ambitious plan requires a human volunteer.
He said his analysis of Neanderthal genetic code using samples from bones is complete enough to reconstruct their DNA.
He said: ‘Now I need an adventurous female human.
‘It depends on a hell of a lot of things, but I think it can be done.’
Professor Church’s plan would begin by artificially creating Neanderthal DNA based on genetic code found in fossil remains. He would put this DNA into stem cells.
These would be injected into cells from a human embryo in the early stages of life.
It is thought that the stem cells would steer the development of the hybrid embryo on Neanderthal lines, rather than human ones.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265402/Adventurous-human-woman-wanted-birth-Neanderthal-man-Harvard-professor.html#ixzz2Id1Z6v7K
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Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on January 23, 2013, 04:15:36 am
DNA links early human to present peoples

Researchers say ancient DNA suggests humans living 40,000 years in China were likely related to many present-day Asians and American Indians.

Scientists sequencing nuclear and mitochondrial DNA extracted from the leg of an early modern human from Tianyuan Cave near Beijing say the Tianyuan human shared a common origin with the ancestors of many present-day Asians and indigenous American peoples, a release from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, said Tuesday.

Humans with morphology similar to present-day humans appear in the fossil record across Eurasia between 40,000 and 50,000 years ago, but the genetic relationships between these early modern humans and present-day human populations had not yet been established, researchers said.

The genetic profile of the Tianhuan remains reveals this early modern human was related to the ancestors of many present-day Asians and Native Americans but had already diverged genetically from the ancestors of present-day Europeans, they said.

"This individual lived during an important evolutionary transition when early modern humans, who shared certain features with earlier forms such as Neanderthals, were replacing Neanderthals and Denisovans, who later became extinct," researcher Svante Paabo said.

"More analyses of additional early modern humans across Eurasia will further refine our understanding of when and how modern humans spread across Europe and Asia," Paabo said.

http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/upiUPI-20130122-174101-2300


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 26, 2013, 12:41:11 am
It's as if they're doing nothing but running in circles trying to figure everything out - no wonder why Jesus said to NOT pray for the world.


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on July 03, 2013, 05:19:33 am
UK Moves Toward Approving Three-Person In Vitro Fertilization

The U.K. government has backed a controversial new in vitro fertilization technique which would make it the first country in the world that allows babies to be created from the DNA of three different people.

http://www.christianpost.com/system/part.php?label=wwwhomepage37&href=/system/part.php?label=wwwhomepage37&href=http://www.christianpost.com/news/uk-moves-toward-approving-three-person-in-vitro-fertilization-99065/&page_name=homepage&page_name=homepage



Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on July 10, 2013, 09:01:40 am
Christianity Today's Advice To Believers: Stop Whining Over Genetically Modified 3-Parent Babies And Drink Your NWO Cool Aid

Designer children are on the way – at least if we are to believe some of the headlines in the press. Such, perhaps, is what we might begin to envisage following the news that the United Kingdom seems set to become the first country in the world to permit "three-parent babies", as at least one headline put it. But before we all start jumping up and down and signing petitions – or simply resigning ourselves to living in an incarnation of Huxley's Brave New World – let's try and think a little more deeply about what is happening.These are complex areas, but some Christian thinkers have helpfully distinguished between, on the one hand, "replacement therapies" which aim to cure disease, and, on the other hand, "additive therapies" which would seek to put in particular qualities such as eye colour. It's the difference between a skin graft and a facelift – between corrective intervention and creative alteration.

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/embryos.two.parents.good.three.parents.bad/33075.htm


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: tennis shoe on July 10, 2013, 04:23:26 pm
Here’s what some are saying about why the search for nephilim DNA is happening.

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The Great Deception
January 1, 2012

The Mighty Hunter Returns

Genesis 10:8-9: ― “Nimrod was the first on earth to become a mighty warrior.  He was a mighty hunter.”
Scripture tells us that Nimrod was a “mighty hunter”.  This term is also applied to many other historical and mythical persons, such as Apollo, Gilgamesh, and Osiris.  Are these persons, perhaps, all the same person?  Peter Goodgame, in his book The Giza Discovery believes that they are. The one the Bible calls Nimrod, the ancients know as Adonis, Apollo, Baal, Bacchus, Dumuzi, Dionysus, Eshmun, Gilgamesh, Melqart, Mithra, Orion, Osiris, Ra, or Tammuz.
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Tom Horn, in his book ApollyonRising2012 further identifies Nimrod with Apollo or Apollyon.
Read More: Apollyonrising2012.com

Revelation 9:11 ― “They have as king over them, the angel of the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.”

In April 2003, the tomb of Gilgamesh (Apollo – Nimrod) was found and the body exhumed. According to some accounts, the military swooped in, took the body, and the whole affair was quickly hushed up.
Read More: Steve Quayle-Giants
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Genetic Manipulation

Jasher 4:18 ― “And the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord.

Revelation 17:8 ― “The beast you saw was once alive but isn’t now. And yet he will soon come up out of the bottomless pit and go to eternal destruction.”

Numerous media articles have informed us that genetic manipulation and cloning is an established fact. Scientists are currently attempting to clone a wooly mammoth.  Technology Review states: “Thanks to new genomics technologies, scientists have not only been able to read organisms’ genomes faster than ever before, they can also write increasingly complex changes into those genomes, creating organisms with new capabilities.”  Hendrik Poinar, an evolutionary geneticist at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, says:  “Recreating extinct organisms is definitely within reason. It will be possible.”  Colleges and even high school labs are experimenting with DNA splicing.  Transhumanists predict that within 10 years, it will be possible to find genetic designs on the internet, download them to your computer, modify and adapt them to your needs, print them out, and then ingest  or inject them, thereby changing your human genome.
Read More: Technology Review Article
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If Gilgamesh – Nimrod is back, and if he can and will be cloned, then Revelation 17 is about to be fulfilled.  Apollyon is about to rise from the grave (bottomless pit), and lead the demonic hordes against humanity.  Nimrod, scripture tells us, became (חָלַל chalal[ H2490c] הָיָה hayah [H1961] a mighty hunter – a גִּבּוֹר gibbor [H1368].  This may be quite indicative of a changed DNA, not just that he learned how to hunt better than other men of the time, as the Hebrew says he polluted or defiled  (חָלַל chalal הָיָה hayah) himself to become mighty (גִּבּוֹר gibbor)!
http://professorjt2012.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/the-great-deception/

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Gilgamesh tomb believed found
Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 April, 2003, 07:57 GMT 08:57 UK

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Gilgamesh was believed to be two-thirds god, one-third human

Archaeologists in Iraq believe they may have found the lost tomb of King Gilgamesh - the subject of the oldest "book" in history.

The Epic Of Gilgamesh - written by a Middle Eastern scholar 2,500 years before the birth of Christ - commemorated the life of the ruler of the city of Uruk, from which Iraq gets its name.

Now, a German-led expedition has discovered what is thought to be the entire city of Uruk - including, where the Euphrates once flowed, the last resting place of its famous King.

"I don't want to say definitely it was the grave of King Gilgamesh, but it looks very similar to that described in the epic," Jorg Fassbinder, of the Bavarian department of Historical Monuments in Munich, told the BBC World Service's Science in Action programme.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/2982891.stm

There’s a YouTube presentation by a fellow named Rob Skiba about this.

Identity of the Antichrist Revealed!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX56Y27KovA


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Kilika on July 11, 2013, 01:52:58 am
This guy keeps referencing the book of Jasher. Red flag! He has some interesting points, but I personally think he needs to quit speculating and reading other books and stick to scripture. His findings are leavened with Gnostic junk. Not interested in myths. ::)


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on August 13, 2013, 07:33:41 am
Next Frankenstein? Scientist Resurrects Extinct Species

Although cloning dogs, cross-breeding, genetically-modified food, and Petri dish-grown organs can be ethically questionable,  it seems society is accepting these scientific advances as the norm. Scientists everywhere are jumping on the opportunity to create, destroy, patent, and profit. With many experimental motives in question, it’s important that we monitor their progression, and if need be, stop it.  One ‘mad’ scientist’s decision to experiment with a new phenomena called de-extinction is gaining notoriety. Read the article below to understand why such experimentation may not be in the best interest of animals.

http://www.globalanimal.org/2013/08/08/the-next-frankenstein-scientist-resurrects-extinct-species/104619/


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on August 24, 2013, 07:59:11 am
Scientists Believe 8-Year-Old May Hold Key To Immortality

Gabby Williams has the facial features and skin of a newborn, and she is just as dependent. Her mother feeds, diapers and cradles her tiny frame as she did the day she was born. The little girl from Billings, Mont., is 8 years old, but weighs only 11 pounds. Gabby has a mysterious condition, shared by only a handful of others in the world, that slows her rate of aging. For the past two years, a doctor who has been trying to find the genetic off-switch to stop the aging process has been studying Gabby, as well as two other people who have striking similarities. Why the 'Benjamin Button' children never age. A 29-year-old Florida man has the body of a 10-year-old, and a 31-year-old Brazilian woman is the size of a 2-year-old. Like Gabby, neither seems to grow older...

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/girl-ages-unravel-secret-eternal-youth/story?id=19974247


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on August 24, 2013, 08:00:02 am
Transhumanism: Engineering The New "Man" And New Eugenics

There is a move afoot to reprogram humanity. To redefine it in the limited terms of scientific understanding, place it in a box, and then, all wrapped up in a pretty package, attempt to deliver this convoluted mess to us as progress. There are those who think that, given the chance, they could and should genetically manipulate the earth and the creatures that inhabit it, including man, to suite a purpose of their own imaginings. They want to experiment on all of our precious resources, turn our rivers into streams of pollution, and take each and every living thing on earth and use it to create something “better.” According to whose design? Well, the so-called “scientific” one, of course. And if this means combining cows and humans, goats and spiders, man and machine in order to achieve the goal? Well, so be it. After all, the only thing that is important is the end result. And the end result is that a few will obtain immortality… or so they think. And if a few eggs get broken in the process, well, that is the price paid for success.

http://farmwars.info/?p=11212


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 24, 2013, 03:48:24 pm
Scientists Believe 8-Year-Old May Hold Key To Immortality

Gabby Williams has the facial features and skin of a newborn, and she is just as dependent. Her mother feeds, diapers and cradles her tiny frame as she did the day she was born. The little girl from Billings, Mont., is 8 years old, but weighs only 11 pounds. Gabby has a mysterious condition, shared by only a handful of others in the world, that slows her rate of aging. For the past two years, a doctor who has been trying to find the genetic off-switch to stop the aging process has been studying Gabby, as well as two other people who have striking similarities. Why the 'Benjamin Button' children never age. A 29-year-old Florida man has the body of a 10-year-old, and a 31-year-old Brazilian woman is the size of a 2-year-old. Like Gabby, neither seems to grow older...

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/girl-ages-unravel-secret-eternal-youth/story?id=19974247

There was a 1996 movie by the name of "Jack"(starred Robin Williams), about a 10 year old boy in a grown man's body(and they made a comedy out of it). Yet more predictive programming.


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on October 06, 2013, 09:33:08 am
Alien DNA could be 'recreated' on earth
Humans will be able to recreate alien life forms and 'print out' organisms using the biological equivalent of a 3D printer in the future, a DNA pioneer has predicted.


 Dr Craig Venter, who helped map the human genome, created the world’s first synthetic lifeform, using chemicals and inserting DNA into the cell of a bacteria.

He believes scientists will soon be to do the same, designing basic organisms to include features useful in farming or medicine, as well as sending robots into space to read the sequence of alien life forms and replicate them back on Earth.

Writing in his latest book, Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life, he says: “In years to come it will be increasingly possible to create a wide variety of [synthetic] cells from computer-designed software.

The creation of cells from scratch will open up extraordinary possibilities.”

The scientist also predicts in the future machines will be able to analyse the make up of genomes and transmit this through the internet or even space, creating more possibilities in the search for alien life, the Sunday Times reported.



He wrote: “The day is not far off when we will be able to send a robotically controlled genome sequencing unit to other planets to read the DNA sequence of any alien microbe life that may be there. If we can . . . beam them back to Earth we should be able to reconstruct their genomes.

“The synthetic version of a Martian genome could then be used to recreate Martian life on Earth.”

In 2010 Dr Venter and his team made a new chromosome from artificial DNA in a test tube, transferring it to an empty cell where it multiplied – the definition of being alive.

The multi-millionaire pioneer in genetics compared his work with making a computer at the time, referring to the artificial DNA as the software.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/10358801/Alien-DNA-could-be-recreated-on-earth.html


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 22, 2013, 12:10:59 pm
 ???

Video: Red rain in Sri Lanka
http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=4&from=en-us_msnhp&form=MSNRLL#/video/35cf01cf-227e-48ec-804f-8ed8bdcd2c8b


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on November 20, 2013, 04:25:24 am
Ancient humans 'rampantly interbred' with Neanderthals and a mystery species in 'Lord of the Rings' style world of different creatures

    Genome analysis of Neanderthal and human-like group called Denisovans
    It reveals ancient bedfellows may have included 'mystery human ancestor'
    Has been likened to 'Lord of the Rings' world of creatures which interbred


The different groups have been likened to a 'Lord of the Rings' type world of different creature populations.

The findings come from fresh analysis of DNA from a Denisovan, a hominin discovered after the finding of bone and teeth remains in a Siberian cave, and published in Nature.

The new study of the genomes was carried out by David Reich of Harvard Medical School.

He said: 'Denisovans appear more distinct from modern humans than Neanderthals.

He added: 'Denisovans harbour ancestry from an unknown archaic population, unrelated to Neanderthals', New Scientist reports.

Mark Thomas, an evolutionary geneticist at University College London who was present at the  presentation, said: 'What it begins to suggest is that we're looking at a Lord of the Rings-type world - that there were many hominid populations.'

It comes after ancient viruses inherited from Neanderthals were found in modern human DNA.

Scientists are investigating possible links between the 'endogenous retroviruses', which are hardwired into DNA, and modern diseases such as AIDs and cancer.

Researchers compared DNA from Neanderthals and Denisovans with that obtained from cancer patients.

They found evidence of Neanderthal and Denisovan viruses in the modern DNA, suggesting that they originated in a common ancestor more than half a million years ago.

Neanderthals co-existed with our ancestors in Europe for thousands of years, but belonged to a different human sub-species. They eventually became extinct around 30,000 years ago.

Around 8% of human DNA is made up of endogenous retroviruses, or ERVs, which are DNA sequences left by viruses which pass from generation to generation.

They form part of the 90per cent of the genome, sometimes called 'junk' DNA, that contains no instruction codes for making proteins.

The analysis included 'snippets' of the mystery DNA - neither human nor Neanderthal

Dr Gkikas Magiorkinis, from Oxford University’s Department of Zoology, who co-led the research, said: 'I wouldn’t write it off as ‘junk’ just because we don’t know what it does yet.

'Under certain circumstances, two ‘junk’ viruses can combine to cause disease. We’ve seen this many times in animals already. ERVs have been shown to cause cancer when activated by bacteria in mice with weakened immune systems.'

The Oxford team now plans to look for possible links between these ancient viruses, belonging to the HML2 virus family, and cancer and HIV/Aids.

'How HIV patients respond to HML2 is related to how fast a patient will progress to Aids, so there is clearly a connection there,' said Dr Magiorkinis.

'HIV patients are also at much higher risk of developing cancer, for reasons that are poorly-understood. It is possible that some of the risk factors are genetic, and may be shared with HML2.

'They also become reactivated in cancer and HIV infection, so might prove useful as a therapy target in the future.'

Co-author Dr Robert Belshaw, from the University of Plymouth, said: 'Using modern DNA sequencing of 300 patients, we should be able to see how widespread these viruses are in the modern population.

'We would expect viruses with no negative effects to have spread throughout most of the modern population, as there would be no evolutionary pressure against it.

'If we find that these viruses are less common than expected, this may indicate that the viruses have been inactivated by chance or that they increase mortality, for example through increased cancer risk.'

The study, published in the journal Current Biology, was funded by the Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2510219/Ancient-humans-rampantly-interbred-Neanderthals-mystery-species-Lord-Rings-style-word-different-creatures.html#ixzz2lBESjdwG


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 20, 2013, 10:48:39 am
Saw this on Yahoo today - not saying this guy is a result of some Nephilim experiment, but again, don't recall THIS even on the pro level...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/16/tony-picard-400-pound-running-back-high-school_n_4289094.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592
11/16/13
High School Football Player Tony Picard May Be 'Biggest Running Back In The World' At 6'4, 400 Lbs.

Billed as "The Biggest Running Back In The World" in the description of a YouTube video of his highlights, high school football player Tony Picard seems to be part myth, part viral video sensation and part college scout's dream but he is entirely a nightmare for opposing defenses.

According to Northwest Prep Report, Picard is a running back and nose guard for White Swan High School in Washington who stands 6' 4" and weights 400 pounds. Dubbed "Big Tone," he is reportedly part Umatilla-Nez Perce Indian and part Sioux Indian.

“It’s so much fun to have him go out [on the field] as a captain and see him shaking hands before the game,” White Swan coach Andrew Bush told Indian Country Today Media Network. "They’re just kind of staring, like ‘Oh my gosh, you’ve got to be kidding me!'”

Picard had totaled 576 yards rushing with 8 touchdowns this season ahead of White Swan's showdown with Colfax on Saturday night, reported Joe Kinsey of Busted Coverage.

As Picard's name -- and imposing measurements -- began appearing around the Internet, former NFL quarterback Brock Huard shared a jaw-dropping image of overmatched defenders on Twitter and revealed that his father, Mike, began his coaching career at White Swan High School.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BZKDgShCEAAoDaa.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X9WwxzZ8E4


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Kilika on November 20, 2013, 01:20:48 pm
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but again, don't recall THIS even on the pro level...

Really? Have you noticed the size of NFL linemen? 'Frig Perry with the Bears was not even 6'4" and was at one time pushing 350. True, generally a lineman is between 6'4 and 6'6', and about 300-320, but that's not that far from 400. What that kid is, is what is called medically
"morbidly obese" (20% or more over ideal weight).

Remember this guy!...Jonathan Ogden, 6'9" 345.

http://www.nfl.com/player/jonathanogden/2502345/profile (http://www.nfl.com/player/jonathanogden/2502345/profile)

(Clauncey at South Carolina is 6'7' 245 and will surely put on another 20-30 in the NFL)


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 20, 2013, 01:25:31 pm
Really? Have you noticed the size of NFL linemen? 'Frig Perry with the Bears was not even 6'4" and was at one time pushing 350. True, generally a lineman is between 6'4 and 6'6', and about 300-320, but that's not that far from 400. What that kid is, is what is called medically
"morbidly obese" (20% or more over ideal weight).

Remember this guy!...Jonathan Ogden, 6'9" 345.

http://www.nfl.com/player/jonathanogden/2502345/profile (http://www.nfl.com/player/jonathanogden/2502345/profile)

(Clauncey at South Carolina is 6'7' 245 and will surely put on another 20-30 in the NFL)

The guy in the article is a 400 pd running back in high school. Never seen running backs of this size on any level. And now that you mention it, yes, I remember "The Fridge" Perry now(who used to come in on goalline situations on offense when he was in Chicago almost 30 years ago).

No, I'm not saying this particular player is a Nephilim DNA experiment, but nonetheless you can't deny the size of this high school running back being not seen before.


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Kilika on November 20, 2013, 02:06:32 pm
Sure, I agree it's not normal. It's a trend that I've noticed though. It started with the move to larger and larger linemen, to the point of now using guys that are definitely just plain 'ole fat that happened to have good foot movement. For example, they had Brad Culpepper on Survivor. Remember him? Look at his playing size. He's now about 190 and I couldn't believe how small he is now. He played defensive end at 275!

Back in high school, we had a guy that played defense, but we occasionally used him for short yardage, and he was basically a walking bowling ball, as wide as tall. Easy 300, but he like many of them, was just fat.


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on February 01, 2014, 05:14:00 am
Genetically modified monkeys created with cut-and-paste DNA
Breakthrough could help battle diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's but ethical concerns remain over animal testing


Researchers have created genetically modified monkeys with a revolutionary new procedure that enables scientists to cut and paste DNA in living organisms.

The macaques are the first primates to have their genetic makeup altered with the powerful technology which many scientists believe will lead to a new era of genetic medicine.

The feat was applauded by some researchers who said it would help them to recreate devastating human diseases in monkeys, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. The ability to alter DNA with such precision is already being investigated as a way to make people resistant to HIV.

But the breakthrough is controversial, with groups opposed to animal testing warning that it could drive a rise in the use of monkeys in research. One critic said that genetic engineering gave researchers "almost limitless power to create sick animals".

The work was carried out in a lab in China, where scientists said they had used a genome editing procedure, called Crispr/Cas9, to manipulate two genes in fertilised monkey eggs before transferring them to surrogate mothers.

rest: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jan/30/genetically-modified-monkeys-cut-and-paste-dna-alzheimers-parkinsons


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on February 01, 2014, 05:26:47 am
The Era Of Genetically-Altered Humans Could Begin This Year

By the middle of 2014, the prospect of altering DNA to produce a genetically-modified human could move from science fiction to science reality. At some point between now and July, the UK parliament is likely to vote on whether a new form of in vitro fertilization (IVF)—involving DNA from three parents—becomes legally available to couples. If it passes, the law would be the first to allow pre-birth human-DNA modification, and another door to the future will open.   

http://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2014/01/26/the-era-of-genetically-altered-humans-could-begin-this-year/


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on February 14, 2014, 06:52:52 am
Lion-Human Hybrids: What Is Going On Around The World?

As if the human race didn’t have enough problems to deal with without adding lion-human hybrids to the list. That’s right, I’ll say it again, lion-human hybrids… and they have been sighted all over the world, and that’s not even the disturbing part. I’ll get back to the disturbing part in a few minutes.

What’s really mind blowing is that reports like these are becoming more and more common. Check out this very brief list of stories about mixing human and animal DNA.

    2003: China Creates Human Rabbit Hybrid
http://realtruth.org/news/030903-005.html
    2007: Now Scientists Create A Sheep That’s 15% Human
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-444436/Now-scientists-create-sheep-thats-15-human.html
    2009: Human-Animal Hybrid Prohibition Act
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:S.1435:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sdd8i1j_7RM

And Now For The Disturbing Part

It’s crazy how far human technology has come in the last couple of decades. The truly disturbing part is that hybrids like those mentioned above are only found in two places in history:

    The very distant past.
    Our current time.

Oh and those lion-human hybrids sightings I was telling you about earlier, those aren’t recent reports. They’re thousands of years old. Do you still think that you can tell the difference between “mythology” and modern science? There was a very good reason that I created the illusion of a modern report. It’s because way too many people automatically ignore any “strange” historical accounts and dismiss them as “mythology” as soon as they hear where the stories came from.

However, when I told the same story and backed it up with a few science articles and a news report from a reputable source, it didn’t sound like “mythology” at all. If this is your first time encountering this subject, I’m going to get you caught up very quickly.
Lion-Human Hybrids Around The World

History is full of strange creatures that modern man tries to conveniently explain away so that we don’t have to acknowledge anything potentially supernatural at all. The worst offenders are probably Christians in the mainstream church. One myth that we find scattered all over the world, and even in modern times, is the strange obsession with lion men.

    “And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lionlike men of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow:” 2 Samuel 23:20

I add the above only as a brief reference for those that don’t believe any other cultures actually experienced history outside of the Bible. You can read the in depth breakdown of the Biblical lion like men of Moab in a previous article I wrote in 2010, Lion-Human Hybrids – You Can’t Handle The Truth.
Lion Men In Nubia

Lion Human HybridsApedemak was worshiped in Nubia, but not much is known about him. He does have a couple of ways he is depicted though.

    A Single Head of A Lion
    Three Lion Heads and Four Arms.

If multi-headed hybrid beings sound farfetched to you,  then consider the following verse in the Bible which describes creatures with four faces.

    “And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face [was] the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.” – Ezekiel 10:14

Also make a mental note that one of those four faces is the face of a lion. Let’s hop on over to Egypt.
Lion Men In Egypt

Lion Human HybridsEgypt is probably best known for its animal headed gods and other strange stories. One such god was Maahes. According to Wikipedia, he was associated with war, weather, knives, lotuses, and devouring his captives. Maahes, Bast, and all of the other cat-human hybrids had a cult in what was then known as Leontopolis (City of Lions), known today as Tell al Muqdam.

The first recorded reference to Maahes is between 16th – 11th century B.C.  in Egypt. He had several titles which are pretty interesting as well.

    Lord of The Slaughter
    Wielder of The Knife
    The Scarlet Lord

I think it’s important to point out that Maahes is described as the son of a god (Ra) and a goddess (Bast or Sekhmet). I personally link the gods to the fallen angels, but where do the goddesses of mythology come from? Zechariah 5:9 may be able to shed some light on the possibility that there are indeed female angels.

    “Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind [was] in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.” – Zechariah 5:9

Again, the verse doesn’t definitively say angels, but we don’t have any other examples in the Bible of any other being besides angels and birds that have wings. For a more in depth study on the goddesses of mythology, see my article, Goddesses: Female Angels, Female Nephilim, or Demonic Spirits?
Lion Men In India

Lion Human HybridNarasimha was worshipped in India and is believed to be an avatar of Shri Vishnu. Don’t be confused by the movie or online jargon when it comes to avatars. The word is of Indian (India) origin and it refers to the manifestation or appearance of a god.

Every depiction and story surrounding Narasima shows a creature that is blood thirsty and requires a human sacrifice. As we continue into our study on hybrids, we’ll see that this is a recurring theme throughout the entire world. Let’s move on to Germany for one of the oldest archaeological finds that depicts a lion-human hybrid.
Lion Men In Germany

German Lionman - Löwenmensch

The oldest known sculpture in existence is believed to be about 32,000 years old. Lowenmensch (Lion Human), but there is no consensus as to whether it is male or female. It was carved from a mammoth tusk using a stone knife. Was Lowenmensch the result of an over active imagination or the result of a real life encounter with a lion man? We may never know.

I will also take this opportunity to point out that I don’t necessarily agree with the way archaeological finds are currently dated. There are lots of problems with the current system because it relies too heavily on too many assumptions. Now lets see if we can find a way in which all of these stories may be connected.
The Ties That Bind

These legends cover parts of Africa, Europe, and Asia. They come from the Egyptians, Nubians, Indians, Hebrews, and Russians, but how or why do they all have similar stories? There is one strange but intriguing piece of evidence that links them all together.

    Hebrews  - Ariel (Name means, Lion of God or Lion of The Gods)
    Egyptian – Maahes (Born to a god and goddess)
    Nubia – Apedemak (Considered to be a god.)
    India – Narasimha (Believed to be the manifestation of a god.)
    Germany – Lowenmensch (Most scientists believe it represented a god).

All of these lion-men or lion-gods are associated with the gods of mythology, which I personally believe to be fallen angels. That is either the biggest coincidence ever or there is an organized conspiracy to get every culture on earth to talk about the same exact beings continuously throughout history.

When it comes down to it, we face a very real enemy that steps ahead of us when it comes to fighting the war on both celestial and terrestrial ground. Satan and his angels are not stupid when it comes to deception, and the deception going on today is that it is OK to blur the lines between what it means to be animal and human.
Honorable Mentions

Here are three more lion-human hybrid’s from around the world. They didn’t quite make the above list, but they are worth mentioning.

    Were-jaguar: Just like the werewolf, except the person shapeshifts into a jaguar (Olmec – South America).
    Sekhmet – The lioness headed goddess, known as the fiercest hunter in Egypt (Egypt – Africa).
    Sphinx – The head of a woman and body of a lion, probably best known for handing out riddles to heroes on their quests.

I want to end this with a very odd warning from Christ concerning the end times. I want you to really think about it and consider the possible full implications of the verse before you go on about your day.

    “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” – Matthew 24:22


http://ministerfortson.com/?p=3991


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 14, 2014, 11:41:03 am
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Genetically modified monkeys created with cut-and-paste DNA
Breakthrough could help battle diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's but ethical concerns remain over animal testing

Uhm, it's been poisons in our food/water supply like Aspertame, MSG, etc that has lead to these diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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The work was carried out in a lab in China, where scientists said they had used a genome editing procedure, called Crispr/Cas9, to manipulate two genes in fertilised monkey eggs before transferring them to surrogate mothers.

Not trying to pick on China, but here we go again with China playing a big role in something - pretty much they've taken over America(little by little) b/c America is having trouble paying up its massive debts.


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 14, 2014, 11:48:24 am
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Oh and those lion-human hybrids sightings I was telling you about earlier, those aren’t recent reports. They’re thousands of years old. Do you still think that you can tell the difference between “mythology” and modern science? There was a very good reason that I created the illusion of a modern report. It’s because way too many people automatically ignore any “strange” historical accounts and dismiss them as “mythology” as soon as they hear where the stories came from.

Yes, there's a reason why the public school system has indoctrinated children with mythology in their English classes.


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on February 24, 2014, 10:58:14 am
FDA Appears Set to Approve Creating Human Embryos With Three Parents

An experimental technique for creating embryos with three biological parents appears to be moving toward an okay from the FDA. Ostensibly to prevent mitochondrial disease, the experiment would use one genetically modified egg (with the nucleus from another egg), and sperm to create a new human life via IVF.

Now, an FDA committee is holding hearings (on Feb 25-26) to determine whether to allow the technique to be used to bring babies to birth. From the Science story:

    In the United States, FDA has said it has the power to regulate any transfer of mitochondrial DNA in embryos, because it is a form of gene therapy.

    At least one researcher, Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health & Science University in Beaverton, has asked the agency for guidance on what a clinical trial would require. (Mitalipov’s lab has produced seven monkeys born after mtDNA replacement.) Kahn, the ethicist, puts the key issue facing the panel this way. By mixing new DNA into the germ line, “we’re not treating humans. We’re creating humans. There’s not a model for that.”

    Then there is the thornny issue of whether the technique should be used to treat infertility. Some reproductive biologists think that faulty mitochondria—or perhaps other factors in the egg cytoplasm that are exchanged in mtDNA replacement techniques—might be one of the key reasons fertility falls in women in their late 30s. They say that the procedure could help such women conceive, but critics say there is little animal data to support the idea.

I’ve written about this before–and in fact, was labeled with the “anti-science” pejorative for opposing three-parent embryos on safety and ethical grounds.

These issues are significant. Animals created through this method have had significant health issues. Making babies through this process would, in my opinion, constitute unethical human experimentation.

There are also significant ethical issues. For example, what would it do to family life were children to have three biological parents? Should the process be opened to lesbian couples so that both could be genetically related to a child one bears–which is impossible today?

Then, there are all the children out there begging to be adopted as we move heaven and earth–and spare no expense–to make it so that everyone who wants a biologically related child can have one.

We live in an age in which we believe we are entitled to what we want. So, look for the manufacture of 3-parent IVF embryos to eventually become part of reproductive medicine–the considerable expense for which required by law to be paid for by health insurance.

http://www.lifenews.com/2014/02/21/fda-appears-set-to-approve-creating-human-embryos-with-three-parents/


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on February 25, 2014, 10:53:22 am
Dad May Join Two Moms for Disease-Free Designer Babies

A new technology aimed at eliminating genetic disease in newborns would combine the DNA of three people, instead of just two, to create a child, potentially redrawing ethical lines for designer babies.

The process works by replacing potentially variant DNA in the unfertilized eggs of a hopeful mother with disease-free genes from a donor. U.S. regulators today will begin weighing whether the procedure, used only in monkeys so far, is safe enough to be tested in humans.

Because the process would change only a small, specific part of genetic code, scientists say a baby would largely retain the physical characteristics of the parents. Still, DNA from all three -- mother, father and donor -- would remain with the child throughout a lifetime, opening questions about long-term effects for this generation, and potentially the next. Ethicists worry that allowing pre-birth gene manipulation may one day lead to build-to-order designer babies.

“Once you make this change, if a female arises from the process and goes on to have children, that change is passed on, so it’s forever,” Phil Yeske, chief science officer of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, said by telephone. “That’s uncharted territory; we just don’t know what it means. Permanent change of the human germline has never been done before, and we don’t know what will happen in future generations.”
FDA Hearing

The Food and Drug Administration is scheduled today and tomorrow to explore the issue at a meeting, with doctors and researchers scheduled to talk. The FDA will then decide whether to allow scientists at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, who engineered the approach, to move their testing program from macaque monkeys to woman.

Potentially, the procedure may cut off mitochondrial diseases that are passed down through females and occur in about 1 in 4,000 people. One example is Melas syndrome, which causes a person to have continuing small strokes that damage their brains, leading to vision loss, problems with movement, dementia and death, according to the National Institutes of Health.

“What the FDA needs to think about is that this isn’t a procedure to repair mitochondrial disease,” said Vamsi Mootha, a professor of systems biology and medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston who studies mitochondrial disorders. “It’s designed to prevent disease. It’s designed to offer a woman who’s a carrier for disease more options.”

Shoukhrat Mitalipov, the researcher heading the Oregon team’s work, declined to comment before the FDA meeting.
Monkey Research

In early research, four macaque monkeys were born from the procedure, according to a 2009 report by the Oregon researchers in the journal Nature. They were reported as healthy at age 3.

In October 2012, Nature published reports that the technique had also been used in human egg cells. The resulting embryos were allowed to develop to the blastocyst stage, which usually occurs about five days after fertilization.

About half of the egg cells displayed normal development, the scientists found. Though the procedure is legal in the laboratory, the embryos that result from it can’t be implanted in women without the FDA’s consent, leading to today’s session.

There are two types of DNA: nuclear, which is handed down by both parents, and mitochondria, which only comes from the mother. The technology replaces a donor’s nuclear DNA, which determines things like hair color and intelligence, with the same material from the prospective mother, leaving the healthy mitochondria from the donor in place.

The new lab-made egg is then fertilized with the father’s sperm in vitro and implanted in the mother’s womb.

This isn’t the first time that scientists have attempted to disrupt the actions of mitochondria DNA to help fight disease, or the first time the FDA has considered the issue.
Earlier Method

From 1997 to 2003, about 30 children worldwide were born using a method that injected donor mitochondria DNA into eggs after they were fertilized. The first baby born with this technique was reported in 1997. In 2003, though, the FDA told fertility clinics that genetically manipulated embryos were considered a biological product, and subject to regulation, essentially halting the technique in humans.

The lives of those children should be thoroughly investigated before the new procedure is cleared for use in a human trial, said Sheldon Krimsky, a professor of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning at Tufts University in Boston.
Ethical Issues

In the 1982 position paper, “Splicing Life,” the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research made a distinction between gene therapy that takes place after someone is born compared with manipulation that occurs before, altering the body’s genome.

There was broad consensus that the latter, called germ-line engineering, shouldn’t be pursued, said Krimsky, who was one of the consultants for the paper. That changed “starting in the late 1990s, when people started whittling away at that distinction,” he said in a telephone interview.

“You’re altering the genome of an unborn child, someone who can’t make a judgment about whether they want to be genetically modified,” Krimsky said by telephone. “What will be next, once you allow this?”

Scientists also are concerned that the procedure may not be safe, according to a paper in September 2013 in the journal Science, whose lead author was evolutionary biologist Klaus Reinhardt at the University of Tuebingen in Germany.

Reinhardt’s paper noted that male mice bred from this technique sometimes had altered breathing, as well as reduced learning and exploring capabilities, according to earlier research. Female mice weren’t tested.

The research in mice suggests that the replacement technique may destroy some lines of communication between mitochondria and the cell’s transplanted nucleus, Reinhardt’s editorial said. Though the macaque monkeys don’t show the same problems, there may be long-term issues from the DNA replacement, he wrote.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-25/dad-may-join-two-moms-for-disease-free-designer-babies.html


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on March 05, 2014, 06:42:50 am
Could we see the return of ancient extinct species?
As gene technology develops, scientists move ever closer to the possibility of bringing extinct species back to life. The Long New Foundation in California is on the front line of research investigating the resurrection of ancient species, such as the woolly mammoth and sabre-toothed tiger, and aims to achieve the genetic rescue of endangered and extinct species.   
http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-evolution-human-origins/could-we-see-return-ancient-extinct-species-001400


FDA Opening 'The Barn Door' To Human Cloning?
The Federal Drug Administration is considering technology to produce three-parent babies, but an expert who testified before Congress believes it's a bad idea. "Let's back up just a second and look at what they are proposing to do -- They're proposing to try to create disease-free children by a type of genetic engineering," he tells OneNewsNow. "And the proposals aren't actually to treat anybody; they're to create new individuals that they hope won't have a disease." But Dr. Prentice laments that during the hearing, the FDA totally ignored alternatives that might treat people now suffering from the genetic diseases passed from a mother to her child. Further, the technique represents a form of cloning.   
http://www.onenewsnow.com/pro-life/2014/03/03/fda-opening-the-barn-door-to-human-cloning#.UxXDSvldXKc


Coming Soon – Revived Extinct Species
A team of scientists from the Revive & Restore project are working to resurrect the woolly mammoth. Until very recently, resurrecting an extinct species has been the stuff of sci-fi novels and monster movies. But a team of researchers from the The Long Now Foundation in San Francisco, California is on the verge of making this scientific wet dream a reality. The Revive & Restore project has one very specific goal: the rescue of endangered and extinct animals. Right now, the team is focused on resurrecting the Passenger Pigeon, a species that was extinguished by overexploitation in 1914. But Revive & Restore is already working to pull the woolly mammoth out of extinction. In an interview with the New York times, Stewart Brand, co-founder of Revive & Restore, explained...
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/132558-Woolly-Mammoth-Clones-Arriving-Soon


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 05, 2014, 10:59:51 am
Quote
FDA Opening 'The Barn Door' To Human Cloning?
The Federal Drug Administration is considering technology to produce three-parent babies, but an expert who testified before Congress believes it's a bad idea. "Let's back up just a second and look at what they are proposing to do -- They're proposing to try to create disease-free children by a type of genetic engineering," he tells OneNewsNow. "And the proposals aren't actually to treat anybody; they're to create new individuals that they hope won't have a disease." But Dr. Prentice laments that during the hearing, the FDA totally ignored alternatives that might treat people now suffering from the genetic diseases passed from a mother to her child. Further, the technique represents a form of cloning.   
http://www.onenewsnow.com/pro-life/2014/03/03/fda-opening-the-barn-door-to-human-cloning#.UxXDSvldXKc

Ah...but ultimately they WON'T create these "new" individuals that are sin-less...

Romans 5:12  Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Kilika on March 05, 2014, 12:43:39 pm
It's kind of humorous actually. Think about it, they want to clone some disease free human, yet the big issue they don't seem to admit to is that the starting material, human DNA, for their little experiments is flawed, corrupted. It's like building a building with faulty bricks. It might go together just fine, but that isn't an indication the bricks will not break and fail structurally. You can make the case that a human's DNA is now designed to break, genetically speaking, thanks to Adam and Eve.


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 17, 2014, 11:50:01 am
Dad May Join Two Moms for Disease-Free Designer Babies
2/24/14
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-25/dad-may-join-two-moms-for-disease-free-designer-babies.html

A new technology aimed at eliminating genetic disease in newborns would combine the DNA of three people, instead of just two, to create a child, potentially redrawing ethical lines for designer babies.

The process works by replacing potentially variant DNA in the unfertilized eggs of a hopeful mother with disease-free genes from a donor. U.S. regulators today will begin weighing whether the procedure, used only in monkeys so far, is safe enough to be tested in humans.

Because the process would change only a small, specific part of genetic code, scientists say a baby would largely retain the physical characteristics of the parents. Still, DNA from all three -- mother, father and donor -- would remain with the child throughout a lifetime, opening questions about long-term effects for this generation, and potentially the next. Ethicists worry that allowing pre-birth gene manipulation may one day lead to build-to-order designer babies.

“Once you make this change, if a female arises from the process and goes on to have children, that change is passed on, so it’s forever,” Phil Yeske, chief science officer of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, said by telephone. “That’s uncharted territory; we just don’t know what it means. Permanent change of the human germline has never been done before, and we don’t know what will happen in future generations.”

FDA Hearing

The Food and Drug Administration is scheduled today and tomorrow to explore the issue at a meeting, with doctors and researchers scheduled to talk. The FDA will then decide whether to allow scientists at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, who engineered the approach, to move their testing program from macaque monkeys to woman.

Potentially, the procedure may cut off mitochondrial diseases that are passed down through females and occur in about 1 in 4,000 people. One example is Melas syndrome, which causes a person to have continuing small strokes that damage their brains, leading to vision loss, problems with movement, dementia and death, according to the National Institutes of Health.

“What the FDA needs to think about is that this isn’t a procedure to repair mitochondrial disease,” said Vamsi Mootha, a professor of systems biology and medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston who studies mitochondrial disorders. “It’s designed to prevent disease. It’s designed to offer a woman who’s a carrier for disease more options.”

Shoukhrat Mitalipov, the researcher heading the Oregon team’s work, declined to comment before the FDA meeting.

Monkey Research

In early research, four macaque monkeys were born from the procedure, according to a 2009 report by the Oregon researchers in the journal Nature. They were reported as healthy at age 3.

In October 2012, Nature published reports that the technique had also been used in human egg cells. The resulting embryos were allowed to develop to the blastocyst stage, which usually occurs about five days after fertilization.

About half of the egg cells displayed normal development, the scientists found. Though the procedure is legal in the laboratory, the embryos that result from it can’t be implanted in women without the FDA’s consent, leading to today’s session.

There are two types of DNA: nuclear, which is handed down by both parents, and mitochondria, which only comes from the mother. The technology replaces a donor’s nuclear DNA, which determines things like hair color and intelligence, with the same material from the prospective mother, leaving the healthy mitochondria from the donor in place.

The new lab-made egg is then fertilized with the father’s sperm in vitro and implanted in the mother’s womb.

This isn’t the first time that scientists have attempted to disrupt the actions of mitochondria DNA to help fight disease, or the first time the FDA has considered the issue.

Earlier Method

From 1997 to 2003, about 30 children worldwide were born using a method that injected donor mitochondria DNA into eggs after they were fertilized. The first baby born with this technique was reported in 1997. In 2003, though, the FDA told fertility clinics that genetically manipulated embryos were considered a biological product, and subject to regulation, essentially halting the technique in humans.

The lives of those children should be thoroughly investigated before the new procedure is cleared for use in a human trial, said Sheldon Krimsky, a professor of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning at Tufts University in Boston.

Ethical Issues

In the 1982 position paper, “Splicing Life,” the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research made a distinction between gene therapy that takes place after someone is born compared with manipulation that occurs before, altering the body’s genome.

There was broad consensus that the latter, called germ-line engineering, shouldn’t be pursued, said Krimsky, who was one of the consultants for the paper. That changed “starting in the late 1990s, when people started whittling away at that distinction,” he said in a telephone interview.

“You’re altering the genome of an unborn child, someone who can’t make a judgment about whether they want to be genetically modified,” Krimsky said by telephone. “What will be next, once you allow this?”

Scientists also are concerned that the procedure may not be safe, according to a paper in September 2013 in the journal Science, whose lead author was evolutionary biologist Klaus Reinhardt at the University of Tuebingen in Germany.

Reinhardt’s paper noted that male mice bred from this technique sometimes had altered breathing, as well as reduced learning and exploring capabilities, according to earlier research. Female mice weren’t tested.

The research in mice suggests that the replacement technique may destroy some lines of communication between mitochondria and the cell’s transplanted nucleus, Reinhardt’s editorial said. Though the macaque monkeys don’t show the same problems, there may be long-term issues from the DNA replacement, he wrote.


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on March 28, 2014, 09:43:24 am
Researchers Create First-Ever 'Designer Chromosome' in Yeast [Video]

Researchers have created the world's first synthetic functional chromosome in yeast. The study could pave the way for designer bugs that act as tiny factories producing biofuels and even drug components.

The work on the synthesis of the eukaryotic (cells with membrane-bound nucleus) chromosome was carried out by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center's Institute for Systems Genetics and colleagues.

The new chromosome is called as SynIII and has 273,871 base pairs of DNA compared to 316,667 base pairs present in biological yeast. Certain parts of the chromosome that were considered unnecessary such as repeating segments of the DNA, junk DNA and jumping genes were all removed during the synthesis of the chromosome, researchers said.

rest: http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/6462/20140328/researchers-create-first-designer-chromosome-yeast-video.htm


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 09, 2014, 04:11:36 pm
http://www.emirates247.com/news/region/sheep-born-with-human-face-in-saudi-owner-2014-04-08-1.544754
Sheep born with human face in Saudi: owner

It died just a few hours after its birth


By Staff
Published Tuesday, April 08, 2014

An ewe sheep in Saudi Arabia gave birth to a sheep with a human face but it died just a few hours after its birth, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

 The ewe had given birth to the bizarre baby sheep at a farm in the southern town of Samita after a nine-month pregnancy although such animals normally have average pregnancy period of five months, the Arabic language daily Sabq said.

I was very surprised when this sheep remained pregnant for nine months as humans,” its owner Abu Abdullah said.

“I was shocked when I learned about its delivery. I was out of town when my workers contacted me and said the baby goat has a human face. I came back and saw its face but it was already dead.”


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Kilika on April 10, 2014, 01:39:43 am
 ::) Nothing human about it. It's just deformed. And the yellow fur tells me it also had delivery issues, because the yellow means it went to the bathroom while still in the placenta before birth. Happens to human babies too.


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 10, 2014, 08:56:15 am
It's happened before though...

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sheep-gives-birth-to-human-faced-lamb/story-e6freuy9-1225819071357

Sheep gives birth to human-faced lamb 
 AFP  •
January 14, 2010 8:32AM

A SHEEP gave birth to a dead lamb with a human-like face. The lamb was born in a village not far from the city of Izmir, Turkey. 
 
Erhan Elibol, a vet, performed  a caesarean on the animal to take the lamb out, but was horrified to see that the features of the lamb's snout bore a striking resemblance to a human face.

“I’ve seen mutations with cows and sheep before. I’ve seen a one-eyed calf, a two-headed calf, a five-legged calf. But when I saw this youngster I could not believe my eyes. His mother could not deliver him so I had to help the animal,” the 29-year-old veterinary said.

The lamb’s head had human features on – the eyes, the nose and the mouth – only the ears were those of a sheep.

Vets said that the rare mutation most likely occurred as a result of improper mutation since the fodder for the lamb’s mother was abundant with vitamin A, CNNTurk.com reports.
 
A goat from Zimbabwe gave birth to a similar youngster in September 2009. The mutant baby born with a human-like head stayed alive for several hours until the frightened village residents killed him.

The governor of the province where the ugly goat was born said that the little goat was the fruit of unnatural relationship between the female goat and a man.

"This incident is very shocking. It is my first time to see such an evil thing. It is really embarrassing," he reportedly said. "The head belongs to a man while the body is that of a goat. This is evident that an adult human being was responsible. Evil powers caused this person to lose self control. We often hear cases of human beings who commit bestiality but this is the first time for such an act to produce a product with human features," he added.

The mutant creature was hairless. Local residents said that even dogs were afraid to approach the bizarre animal.

The locals burnt the body of the little goat, and biologists had no chance to study the rare mutation.


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on April 17, 2014, 07:54:31 pm
Researchers Clone Cells From Two Adult Men

After years of failed attempts, researchers have successfully generated stem cells from adults. The process could provide a new way for scientists to generate healthy replacements for diseased or damaged cells in patients

A previous claim that Korean investigators had succeeded in the feat turned out to be fraudulent. Then last year, a group at Oregon Health & Science University generated stem cells using the Dolly technique, but with cells from fetuses and infants.

In this case, cells from a 35-year-old man and a 75-year-old man were used to generate two separate lines of stem cells. The process, known as nuclear transfer, involves taking the DNA from a donor and inserting it into an egg that has been stripped of its DNA. The resulting hybrid is stimulated to fuse and start dividing; after a few days the “embryo” creates a lining of stem cells that are destined to develop into all of the cells and tissues in the human body. Researchers extract these cells and grow them in the lab, where they are treated with the appropriate growth factors and other agents to develop into specific types of cells, like neurons, muscle, or insulin-producing cells.

Reporting in the journal Cell Stem Cell, Dr. Robert Lanza, chief scientific officer at biotechnology company Advanced Cell Technology, and his colleagues found that tweaking the Oregon team’s process was the key to success with reprogramming the older cells. Like the earlier team, Lanza’s group used caffeine to prevent the fused egg from dividing prematurely. Rather than leaving the egg with its newly introduced DNA for 30 minutes before activating the dividing stage, they let the eggs rest for about two hours. This gave the DNA enough time to acclimate to its new environment and interact with the egg’s development factors, which erased each of the donor cell’s existing history and reprogrammed it to act like a brand new cell in an embryo.

The team, which included an international group of stem cell scientists, used 77 eggs from four different donors. They tested their new method by waiting for 30 minutes before activating 38 of the resulting embryos, and waiting two hours before triggering 39 of them. None of the 38 developed into the next stage, while two of the embryos getting extended time did. “There is a massive molecular change occurring. You are taking a fully differentiated cell, and you need to have the egg do its magic,” says Lanza. “You need to extend the reprogramming time before you can force the cell to divide.”

While a 5% efficiency may not seem laudable, Lanza says that it’s not so bad given that the stem cells appear to have had their genetic history completely erased and returned to that of a blank slate. “This procedure works well, and works with adult cells,” says Lanza.

The results also teach stem cell scientists some important lessons. First, that the nuclear transfer method that the Oregon team used is valid, and that with some changes it can be replicated using older adult cells. “It looks like the protocols we described are real, they are universal, they work in different hands, in different labs and with different cells,” says Shoukhrat Mitalopov, director of the center for embryonic cell and gene therapy at Oregon Health & Science University, and lead investigator of that study.

Second, the findings confirm that the key factor in making nuclear transfer work with human cells is not the age of the donor cell, as some experts have argued, but the quality of the donor egg. “No matter how much you tweak the protocols or optimize them, it looks like the major player in efficiency is the individual egg quality,” says Mitalipov. He notes that all of his stem cell lines came from the same egg donor. The two cell lines described by Lanza’s group also came from one egg donor.

This latest success should reignite the debate over which reprogramming method generates the most reliable, and potentially useful, stem cells for eventually treating patients. The nuclear transfer method may join two other ways of making stem cells: one, developed by James Thomson in 1998, relied on extracting them from days-old embryos left over from IVF, and another, developed by Japanese scientist Shinya Yamanaka in 2006 (and for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize), bypassed the egg and embryo completely, allowing researchers to make stem cells by modifying an adult’s cells using a mixture of just four genes.

Each method has it advantages and risks, however. IVF embryos are difficult to come by, since they require permission from couples to be used for stem cells research, and they may not be genetically matched to patients who might benefit from cells they generate.

While so-called induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, avoid the need for embryos and could be matched to patients, some studies suggest that the process may not completely reprogram cells, leaving populations of some partially reprogrammed ones in the mix. In addition, iPS cells aren’t useful for treating mitochondrial diseases, which result from mutations in the cell’s energy factories, which have their own DNA outside of the cell’s DNA in the nucleus. If a cell with a mitochondrial mutation is reprogrammed using the iPS technique, any mutations would be reprogrammed as well.

Nuclear transfer, however, could treat these disorders since it involves an egg that provides its own, healthy mitochondria. But the process requires a good supply of eggs, which have to be donated by healthy volunteers. That raises ethical concerns since the technique could produce human clones. That’s why research on nuclear transfer is not funded by the federal government, and scientists know less about these cells and their potential than they do about iPS cells. “They have become kind of like cursed cells,” says Mitalipov of the stem cells generated through nuclear transfer. “But we clearly need to understand more about them.”

For patients who might one day benefit from stem cell-based therapies, that understanding could mean the difference between life and death, which is why the latest findings are potentially significant. “We have another way to skin the cat,” Lanza says. “The hope is that iPS cells work out, but for the future application of stem cell therapies to treating disease, it’s good knowing there is another way to make stem cells should we need to.”

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Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 22, 2014, 11:44:30 am
In the gay marriage/USSC thread in the War on the Family forum of this site, posted an article over how an Indiana sodomite couple has children from "reproductive technology".

http://hosted2.ap.org/CARIE/6b85546689744819aa7a64cd3ca6cee6/Article_2014-04-10-Gay%20Marriage-Indiana/id-92e551b254c142159bcca9460e015178

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Quasney and Sandler have been together 13 years and have two daughters, ages 1 and 2, conceived through "reproductive technology" and birthed by Sandler, according to their brief. In their federal complaint, the women argued that Indiana's marriage law "encourages and invites private bias and discrimination, including in medical settings."

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reproductive_technology

Same-sex procreation[edit]

In recent decades, a new possibility for LGBT parenting, same-sex procreation (where two women could have a daughter with equal genetic contributions from both women, or where two men could have a son or daughter with equal genetic contributions from both men), has become a possibility, through the creation of either female sperm or male eggs from the cells of adult women and men. With female sperm and male eggs, lesbian and gay couples wishing to become parents would not have to rely on a third party donor of sperm or egg.

The first significant development occurred in 1991, in a patent application filed by U.Penn. scientists to fix male sperm by extracting some sperm, correcting a genetic defect in vitro, and injecting the sperm back into the male's testicles.[2] While the vast majority of the patent application dealt with male sperm, one line suggested that the procedure would work with XX cells, i.e., cells from an adult woman to make female sperm.

In the two decades that followed, the idea of female sperm became more of a reality. In 1997, scientists partially confirmed such techniques by creating chicken female sperm in a similar manner.[3] They did so by injecting blood stem cells from an adult female chicken into a male chicken's testicles. Some years later, other Japanese scientists created female offspring by combining the eggs of two adult mice.

In 2008, a flurry of announcements revealed further developments with human same-sex reproduction, with a patent application filed by an American researcher[4] specifically on methods for creating human female sperm using artificial or natural Y chromosomes and testicular transplantation.[5] A UK-based group, in an interview, predicted they would be able to create human female sperm within five years.[6] Another group at the Butantan Institute in Brazil is working on creating male eggs from embryonic stem cells, and if successful, from adult skin cells, though their current experiments are with mice.[7] All of these developments and more are listed in Timeline of Research in Human Same-sex Procreation.


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on April 23, 2014, 06:36:23 am
World's first GM babies born


The world's first geneticallymodified humans have been created, it was revealed last night.

The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States provoked another furious debate about ethics.

So far, two of the babies have been tested and have been found

to contain genes from three 'parents'.

Fifteen of the children were born in the past three years as a result of one experimental programme at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of St Barnabas in New Jersey.

The babies were born to women who had problems conceiving. Extra genes from a female donor were inserted into their eggs before they were fertilised in an attempt to enable them to conceive.

Genetic fingerprint tests on two one-year- old children confirm that they have inherited DNA from three adults --two women and one man.

The fact that the children have inherited the extra genes and incorporated them into their 'germline' means that they will, in turn, be able to pass them on to their own offspring.

Altering the human germline - in effect tinkering with the very make-up of our species - is a technique shunned by the vast majority of the world's scientists.

Geneticists fear that one day this method could be used to create new races of humans with extra, desired characteristics such as strength or high intelligence.

Writing in the journal Human Reproduction, the researchers, led by fertility pioneer Professor Jacques Cohen, say that this 'is the first case of human germline genetic modification resulting in normal healthy children'.

Some experts severely criticised the experiments.

Lord Winston, of the Hammersmith Hospital in West London, told the BBC yesterday: 'Regarding the treat-ment of the infertile, there is no evidence that this technique is worth doing . . . I am very surprised that it was even carried out at this stage. It would certainly not be allowed in Britain.'

John Smeaton, national director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, said: 'One has tremendous sympathy for couples who suffer infertility problems. But this seems to be a further illustration of the fact that the whole process of in vitro fertilisation as a means of conceiving babies leads to babies being regarded as objects on a production line.

'It is a further and very worrying step down the wrong road for humanity.'

Professor Cohen and his colleagues diagnosed that the women were infertile because they had defects in tiny structures in their egg cells, called mitochondria.

They took eggs from donors and, using a fine needle, sucked some of the internal material - containing 'healthy' mitochondria - and injected it into eggs from the women wanting to conceive.

Because mitochondria contain genes, the babies resulting from the treatment have inherited DNA from both women. These genes can now be passed down the germline along the maternal line.

A spokesman for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), which regulates 'assisted reproduction' technology in Britain, said that it would not license the technique here because it involved altering the germline.

Jacques Cohen is regarded as a brilliant but controversial scientist who has pushed the boundaries of assisted reproduction technologies.

He developed a technique which allows infertile men to have their own children, by injecting sperm DNA straight into the egg in the lab.

Prior to this, only infertile women were able to conceive using IVF.

Last year, Professor Cohen said that his expertise would allow him to clone children --a prospect treated with horror by the mainstream scientific community.

'It would be an afternoon's work for one of my students,' he said, adding that he had been approached by 'at least three' individuals wishing to create a cloned child, but had turned down their requests.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-43767/Worlds-GM-babies-born.html#ixzz2zhzHpMTx



Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 23, 2014, 09:26:10 am
How many times have we seen THIS in Hollywood entertainment products?

Luke 23:29  For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
Luk 23:30  Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
Luk 23:31  For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?



Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on May 07, 2014, 08:27:48 pm
Scientists Add Letters to DNA’s Alphabet, Raising Hope and Fear

Scientists reported Wednesday that they had taken a significant step toward altering the fundamental alphabet of life — creating for the first time an organism with DNA containing artificial genetic code.

The accomplishment might eventually lead to organisms that can make medicines or industrial products that cells with only the natural genetic code cannot..

The scientists behind the work at the Scripps Research Institute have already formed a company to try to use the technique to develop new antibiotics, vaccines and other products, though a lot more work needs to be done before this is practical.

The work also gives some support to the concept that life can exist elsewhere in the universe using genetics different from those on Earth.

“This is the first time that you have had a living cell manage an alien genetic alphabet,” said Steven A. Benner, a researcher in the field at the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution in Gainesville, Fla., who was not involved in the new work.

But the research, published online by the journal Nature, is bound to raise safety concerns and questions about whether humans are playing God. The new paper could intensify calls for greater regulation of the budding field known as synthetic biology, which involves the creation of biological systems intended for specific purposes.

“The arrival of this unprecedented ‘alien’ life form could in time have far-reaching ethical, legal and regulatory implications,” Jim Thomas of the ETC Group, a Canadian advocacy organization, said in an email. “While synthetic biologists invent new ways to monkey with the fundamentals of life, governments haven’t even been able to cobble together the basics of oversight, assessment or regulation for this surging field.”

Despite the great diversity of life on Earth, all species, from simple bacteria to human beings, use the same genetic code. It consists of four chemical units in DNA, sometimes called nucleotides or bases, that are usually represented by the letters A, C, G and T. The sequence of these chemical units determines what proteins the cell makes. Those proteins in turn do most of the work in cells and are required for the structure, function and regulation of the body’s tissues and organs.

The Scripps researchers chemically created two new nucleotides, which they called X and Y. They inserted an X-Y pair into the common bacterium E. coli. The bacteria were able to reproduce normally, though a bit more slowly than usual, replicating the X and Y along with the natural nucleotides.

In effect, the bacteria have a genetic code of six letters rather than four, perhaps allowing them to make novel proteins that could function in a completely different way from those created naturally.

“If you have a language that has a certain number of letters, you want to add letters so you can write more words and tell more stories,” said Floyd E. Romesberg, a chemist at Scripps who led the work.

Dr. Romesberg dismissed concern that novel organisms would run amok and cause harm, saying the technique was safe because the synthetic nucleotides were fed to the bacteria. Should the bacteria escape into the environment or enter someone’s body, they would not be able to obtain the needed synthetic material and would either die or revert to using only natural DNA.
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“This could never infect something,” he said. That is one reason the company he co-founded, Synthorx, is looking at using the technique to grow viruses or bacteria to be used as live vaccines. Once in the bloodstream, they would conceivably induce an immune response but not be able to reproduce.

One possible use of an expanded genetic alphabet is to allow cells to make new types of proteins.

Combinations of three nucleotides in DNA specify particular amino acids, which are strung together to make proteins. The cell, following those instructions, strings amino acids together to form proteins. With rare exceptions, living things use only 20 amino acids.

But there are many amino acids that could possibly be used in proteins, potentially adding new functions. Ambrx, a San Diego company that has filed to go public, is incorporating novel amino acids into certain proteins that are used as drugs in an effort to make the drugs more potent in killing tumors or make treatments last longer in the bloodstream.

Proteins with novel amino acids might also be better tracked to research how cells work, or isolated for use in diagnostic testing.

Work on artificial DNA has been underway for more than 20 years. Man-made nucleotides have functioned in test tubes and are even used in some diagnostic tests.

But until now it has not been possible to get them to function in a living cell. Dr. Romesberg said he and his colleagues created 300 variants before coming up with nucleotides that would be stable enough and would be replicated as easily as the natural ones when the cells divide. The X nucleotide pairs with Y, just as A pairs with T and C pairs with G, allowing the DNA to be accurately replicated.

The bacteria described in the Nature article each contained only a single X-Y pair. It is not yet known whether a cell would function if it contained many such pairs. It is also not clear how long the bacteria would survive and retain the foreign code. The article mentions growing them for only about 24 replications over 15 hours.

Most important, the researchers have not yet demonstrated that the artificial nucleotides can actually be used by the cell to make proteins. That will require more genetic engineering of the bacteria, though work by others has suggested how it might be done.

Dr. Benner in Florida is trying to engineer cells genetically so they can make their own nonnatural nucleotides. That would allow the cells to survive on their own and be more useful, he said.

But Dr. Romesberg and colleagues took a shortcut of sorts. Chloroplasts in plants have the ability to import nucleotides from the surrounding tissue, and other researchers have figured out what genes are responsible for this. The Scripps researchers spliced an algae gene into E. coli, giving the bacteria the ability to take up the X and Y nucleotides from the medium in which they grew.

“It took some clever problem-solving to get where they got,” said Eric T. Kool, a professor of chemistry at Stanford who is also doing research in the area. “It is clear that the day is coming that we’ll have stably replicating unnatural genetic structures.”

Besides any possible practical applications, the research into the field, which is sometimes called xenobiology, could shed light on why living things evolved to have four nucleotides. It could be that four is the most efficient number, in which case organisms with expanded genetic codes might not function very well.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/08/business/researchers-report-breakthrough-in-creating-artificial-genetic-code.html?hp&_r=2


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on May 20, 2014, 05:56:42 am
Scientists Create Animals That Are Part-Human

On a farm about six miles outside this gambling town, Jason Chamberlain looks over a flock of about 50 smelly sheep, many of them possessing partially human livers, hearts, brains and other organs.

The University of Nevada-Reno researcher talks matter-of-factly about his plans to euthanize one of the pregnant sheep in a nearby lab. He can’t wait to examine the effects of the human cells he had injected into the fetus’ brain about two months ago.

“It’s mice on a large scale,” Chamberlain says with a shrug.

As strange as his work may sound, it falls firmly within the new ethics guidelines the influential National Academies issued this past week for stem cell research.

In fact, the Academies’ report endorses research that co-mingles human and animal tissue as vital to ensuring that experimental drugs and new tissue replacement therapies are safe for people.

Doctors have transplanted pig valves into human hearts for years, and scientists have injected human cells into lab animals for even longer.

Biological mixing of species

But the biological co-mingling of animal and human is now evolving into even more exotic and unsettling mixes of species, evoking the Greek myth of the monstrous chimera, which was part lion, part goat and part serpent.

In the past two years, scientists have created pigs with human blood, fused rabbit eggs with human DNA and injected human stem cells to make paralyzed mice walk.

Particularly worrisome to some scientists are the nightmare scenarios that could arise from the mixing of brain cells: What if a human mind somehow got trapped inside a sheep’s head?

The “idea that human neuronal cells might participate in 'higher order' brain functions in a nonhuman animal, however unlikely that may be, raises concerns that need to be considered,” the academies report warned.

Mice with human brains

In January, an informal ethics committee at Stanford University endorsed a proposal to create mice with brains nearly completely made of human brain cells. Stem cell scientist Irving Weissman said his experiment could provide unparalleled insight into how the human brain develops and how degenerative brain diseases like Parkinson’s progress.

Stanford law professor Hank Greely, who chaired the ethics committee, said the board was satisfied that the size and shape of the mouse brain would prevent the human cells from creating any traits of humanity. Just in case, Greely said, the committee recommended closely monitoring the mice’s behavior and immediately killing any that display human-like behavior.

The Academies’ report recommends that each institution involved in stem cell research create a formal, standing committee to specifically oversee the work, including experiments that mix human and animal cells.

Weissman, who has already created mice with 1 percent human brain cells, said he has no immediate plans to make mostly human mouse brains, but wanted to get ethical clearance in any case. A formal Stanford committee that oversees research at the university would also need to authorize the experiment.

Harvesting human organs from sheep

Few human-animal hybrids are as advanced as the sheep created by another stem cell scientist, Esmail Zanjani, and his team at the University of Nevada-Reno. They want to one day turn sheep into living factories for human organs and tissues and along the way create cutting-edge lab animals to more effectively test experimental drugs.

Zanjani is most optimistic about the sheep that grow partially human livers after human stem cells are injected into them while they are still in the womb. Most of the adult sheep in his experiment contain about 10 percent human liver cells, though a few have as much as 40 percent, Zanjani said.

Because the human liver regenerates, the research raises the possibility of transplanting partial organs into people whose livers are failing.

Zanjani must first ensure no animal diseases would be passed on to patients. He also must find an efficient way to completely separate the human and sheep cells, a tough task because the human cells aren’t clumped together but are rather spread throughout the sheep’s liver.

Zanjani and other stem cell scientists defend their research and insist they aren’t creating monsters — or anything remotely human.
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“We haven’t seen them act as anything but sheep,” Zanjani said.

Zanjani’s goals are many years from being realized.

He’s also had trouble raising funds, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating the university over allegations made by another researcher that the school mishandled its research sheep. Zanjani declined to comment on that matter, and university officials have stood by their practices.

Allegations about the proper treatment of lab animals may take on strange new meanings as scientists work their way up the evolutionary chart. First, human stem cells were injected into bacteria, then mice and now sheep. Such research blurs biological divisions between species that couldn’t until now be breached.

Combining monkeys and people

Drawing ethical boundaries that no research appears to have crossed yet, the Academies recommend a prohibition on mixing human stem cells with embryos from monkeys and other primates. But even that policy recommendation isn’t tough enough for some researchers.

“The boundary is going to push further into larger animals,” New York Medical College professor Stuart Newman said. “That’s just asking for trouble.”

Newman and anti-biotechnology activist Jeremy Rifkin have been tracking this issue for the last decade and were behind a rather creative assault on both interspecies mixing and the government’s policy of patenting individual human genes and other living matter.

Years ago, the two applied for a patent for what they called a “humanzee,” a hypothetical — but very possible — creation that was half human and chimp.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office finally denied their application this year, ruling that the proposed invention was too human: Constitutional prohibitions against slavery prevents the patenting of people.

Newman and Rifkin were delighted, since they never intended to create the creature and instead wanted to use their application to protest what they see as science and commerce turning people into commodities.

And that’s a point, Newman warns, that stem scientists are edging closer to every day: “Once you are on the slope, you tend to move down it.”

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/7681252/ns/health-cloning_and_stem_cells/t/scientists-create-animals-are-part-human/#.U3s0XyihFyL 


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on May 20, 2014, 06:14:35 am
The Era Of Chimeras: Scientists Fearlessly Create Bizarre Human/Animal Hybrids

Did you know that scientists are creating cow/human hybrids, pig/human hybrids and even mouse/human hybrids?  This is happening every single day in labs all over the western world, but most people have never even heard about it.  So would you drink milk from a cow/human hybrid that produces milk that is almost identical to human breast milk?  And how would you interact with a mouse that has a brain that is almost entirely human?  These are the kinds of questions that we will have to start to address as a society as scientists create increasingly bizarre human/animal hybrids.  Thanks to dramatic advances in genetic technology, we have gotten to the point where it is literally possible for college students to create new hybrid lifeforms in their basements.   Of course our laws have not kept pace with these advances, and now that Pandora’s Box has been opened, it is going to be nearly impossible to shut it.

Scientists try to justify the creation of human/animal hybrids by telling us that it will help “cure disease” and help “end world hunger”, but what if scientists discover that combining human DNA with animal DNA can give us incredible new abilities or greatly extended lifespans?  Will humanity really have the restraint to keep from going down that road?

In my previous article entitled “Transhumanists: Superhuman Powers And Life Extension Technologies Will Allow Us To Become Like God“, I explored the obsession that transhumanists have with human enhancement.  The temptation to “take control of our own evolution” will surely be too great for many scientists to resist.  And even if some nations outlaw the complete merging of humans and animals, that does not mean that everyone else in the world will.

And once animal DNA gets into our breeding pool, how will we ever put the genie back into the bottle?  As the DNA of the human race becomes corrupted, it is easy to imagine a future where there are very few “pure humans” remaining.

Sadly, most of the scientists working in this field express very little concern for these types of considerations.  In fact, one very prominent U.S. geneticist says that we should not even worry about hybridization because he believes that humans were originally pig/chimpanzee hybrids anyway…

    The human species began as the hybrid offspring of a male pig and a female chimpanzee, an American geneticist has suggested.

    The startling claim has been made by Eugene McCarthy, who is also one of the world’s leading authorities on hybridisation in animals.

    He points out that while humans have many features in common with chimps, we also have a large number of distinguishing characteristics not found in any other primates.

So if we are just hybrid creatures ourselves, why should we be scared of making more hybrids?

From their point of view, it all makes perfect sense.

And right now, extremely weird human/animal hybrids are being grown all over the United States.

For example, just check out the following excerpt from an NBC News article about what is going on in Nevada…

    On a farm about six miles outside this gambling town, Jason Chamberlain looks over a flock of about 50 smelly sheep, many of them possessing partially human livers, hearts, brains and other organs.

    The University of Nevada-Reno researcher talks matter-of-factly about his plans to euthanize one of the pregnant sheep in a nearby lab. He can’t wait to examine the effects of the human cells he had injected into the fetus’ brain about two months ago.

    “It’s mice on a large scale,” Chamberlain says with a shrug.

When this article came across my desk recently, I noted that it was almost ten years old.

Over the past decade, things have gotten much, much stranger.

For example, scientists have now created mice that have artificial human chromosomes “in every cell in their bodies“…

    Scientists have created genetically-engineered mice with artificial human chromosomes in every cell of their bodies, as part of a series of studies showing that it may be possible to treat genetic diseases with a radically new form of gene therapy.

    In one of the unpublished studies, researchers made a human artificial chromosome in the laboratory from chemical building blocks rather than chipping away at an existing human chromosome, indicating the increasingly powerful technology behind the new field of synthetic biology.

And researchers at the University of Wisconsin figured out a way to transfer cells from human embryos into the brains of mice.  When those cells from the human embryos began to grow and develop, they actually made the mice substantially smarter…

    Yet experiments like these are going forward just the same. In just the past few months, scientists at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Rochester have published data on their human-animal neural chimeras. For the Wisconsin study, researchers injected mice with an immunotoxin to destroy a part of their brains–the hippocampus–that’s associated with learning, memory, and spatial reasoning. Then the researchers replaced those damaged cells with cells derived from human embryos. The cells proliferated and the lab chimeras recovered their ability to navigate a water maze.

    For the Rochester study, researchers implanted newborn mice with nascent human glial cells, which help support and nourish neurons in the brain. Six months later, the human parts had elbowed out the mouse equivalents, and the animals had enhanced ability to solve a simple maze and learn conditioned cues. These protocols might run afoul of the anti-hybrid laws, and perhaps they should arouse some questions. These chimeric mice may not be human, or even really human, but they’re certainly one step further down the path to Algernon. It may not be so long before we’re faced with some hairy bioethics: What rights should we assign to mice with human brains?

So what should we call mice that have brains that are mostly human?

And at what point would our relationship with such creatures fundamentally change?

When they learn to talk?

Scientists all over the planet are recklessly creating these chimeras without really thinking through the implications.

In China, scientists have actually inserted human genes into the DNA of dairy cow embryos.

Now there are hundreds of human/cow hybrids that produce milk that is virtually identical to human breast milk.

Would you buy such milk if it showed up in your supermarket?  The scientists that “designed” these cows say that is the goal.

But of course this is just the tip of the iceberg.  A very good Slate article detailed some more of the human/animal hybrid experiments that have been taking place all over the planet…

    Not long ago, Chinese scientists embedded genes for human milk proteins into a mouse’s genome and have since created herds of humanized-milk-producing goats. Meanwhile, researchers at the University of Michigan have a method for putting a human anal sphincter into a mouse as a means of finding better treatments for fecal incontinence, and doctors are building animals with humanized immune systems to serve as subjects for new HIV vaccines.

And Discovery News has documented even more bizarre human/animal hybrids that scientists have developed…

-Rabbit Eggs with Human Cells

-Pigs with Human Blood

-Sheep with Human Livers

-Cow Eggs with Human Cells

-Cat-Human Hybrid Proteins

As technology continues to advance, the possibilities are going to be endless.

One professor at Harvard even wants to create a Neanderthal/human hybrid.  He says that he just needs an “adventurous female human” to carry the child…

    Professor George Church of Harvard Medical School believes he can reconstruct Neanderthal DNA and resurrect the species which became extinct 33,000 years ago.

    His scheme is reminiscent of Jurassic Park but, while in the film dinosaurs were created in a laboratory, Professor Church’s ambitious plan requires a human volunteer.

    He said his analysis of Neanderthal genetic code using samples from bones is complete enough to reconstruct their DNA.

    He said: ‘Now I need an adventurous female human.

    ‘It depends on a hell of a lot of things, but I think it can be done.’

I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a really, really bad idea to me.

And right now, the U.S. federal government is actually considering a plan which would allow scientists to create babies that come from genetic material drawn from three parents…

    A new technology aimed at eliminating genetic disease in newborns would combine the DNA of three people, instead of just two, to create a child, potentially redrawing ethical lines for designer babies.

    The process works by replacing potentially variant DNA in the unfertilized eggs of a hopeful mother with disease-free genes from a donor. U.S. regulators today will begin weighing whether the procedure, used only in monkeys so far, is safe enough to be tested in humans.

    Because the process would change only a small, specific part of genetic code, scientists say a baby would largely retain the physical characteristics of the parents. Still, DNA from all three — mother, father and donor — would remain with the child throughout a lifetime, opening questions about long-term effects for this generation, and potentially the next. Ethicists worry that allowing pre-birth gene manipulation may one day lead to build-to-order designer babies.

Many scientists believe that these kinds of technologies will “change the world”.

They might be more right about that than they ever could possibly imagine.

When we start monkeying with human DNA, we could be opening up doorways that we never even knew existed.

If we do not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it.  Hopefully scientists around the globe will understand the dangers of these types of experiments before it is too late.

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/the-era-of-chimeras-scientists-fearlessly-create-bizarre-humananimal-hybrids


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on June 20, 2014, 09:37:31 am
Could the passenger pigeon be raised from the DEAD? Scientists spend millions to revive extinct bird using centuries-old DNA

    San Francisco geneticists plan to use a process known as ‘de-extinction’
    Technique involves using pigeon DNA taken from museum specimens
    Scientists will then fill in gaps with fragments from a band-tailed pigeon
    This reconstructed genome would be placed into stem cells of a pigeon
    Scientists would then inject these back into live band-tailed pigeons
    As those birds mate, their chicks would have passenger pigeon genes
    Technique could be used to bring back hundreds of other extinct species
    By 1900, wild passenger pigeons were extinct as a result of human activity


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2662662/Could-passenger-pigeon-raised-DEAD-Scientists-spend-millions-revive-extinct-bird-using-centuries-old-DNA.html#ixzz35BrQydGD



Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on September 03, 2014, 07:18:09 pm
Scientists Prepare to Solve Mystery of Sumerian DNA

The ancient Sumerians, builders of the world’s first known civilization, are a mystery to us. Settling in what we would now call southern Iraq from about 5400 BCE on, they produced a written language, a complex system of mythology, impressive architecture, and a lost world that held regional hegemony for thousands of years. We don’t know where their language came from; we don’t even know where their genes came from. We have no idea who their modern descendants would be, and we’ve never been able to test the DNA of Sumerian remains.

Well, not until now. A complete skeleton from the Sumerian capital of Ur, dating back to about 4,500 BCE, was recently rediscovered in the Penn Museum—and its intact teeth may include enough soft tissue to allow DNA testing. Nicknamed “Noah,” the skeleton appears to have survived an ancient flood and everything that followed:

    [British archaeologist Sir Leonard] Woolley’s team found 48 or more graves in a flood-plain, an area which was once subject to regular flooding. The skeletons there were unusually old, dating to an early era known as the Ubaid period (ca. 6500-3800) but only one was intact and fit to be removed. The skeleton and the dirt surrounding him was excavated and coated in wax and shipped to London first. Upon reaching Philadelphia, however, he was lost to time — only one of a multitude.

Until recently, the primary advocates for testing Sumerian DNA have been followers of Zecharia Sitchin, who hold the unusual belief that the ancient Sumerians socialized with extraterrestrials and may have carried alien genes. But there are plenty of more conventional reasons to study Sumerian DNA: it stands to tell us where the first city-builders came from and who their contemporary descendants are. The migration of the Sumerians is one of the great untold stories of human civilization; if we aim to tell it, DNA is the best tool we have.

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/08/scientists-prepare-to-solve-mystery-of-sumerian-dna/


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 17, 2014, 02:10:38 pm
http://www.ibtimes.co.in/cow-born-3-eyes-tamil-nadu-worshipped-shivas-incarnation-video-609226
9/16/14
Cow Born with 3 Eyes in Tamil Nadu Worshipped as Shiva's Incarnation [VIDEO]



Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 28, 2014, 11:10:53 pm
http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/28/the-worlds-first-genetically-modified-babies-will-graduate-high-school-this-year/
9/28/14
The World’s First Genetically Modified Babies Will Graduate High School This Year

Remember the sci-fi thriller GATTACA? For those who never saw the film and/or eschewed all pop culture in the late 90’s for some reason, it was a popular movie that came out in 1997 about genetically modified human beings. Now some literally genetically modified human babies born that same year are entering their senior year of high school.

The first successful transfer of genetic material for this purpose was published in a U.S. medical journal in 1997 and then later cited in a Human Reproduction publication in 2001. Scientists injected 30 embryos in all with a third person’s genetic material. The children who have been produced by this method actually have extra snippets of mitochondrial DNA, or mtDNA, from two mothers – meaning these babies technically have three parents.

It’s still unclear whether all 30 babies turned out healthy.  The Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science (IRMS) at St Barnabas, participants of the experiment, finally began following up with at least 17 of the now teenagers earlier this year, according to the UK’s Independent. We’ve reached out to IRMS to get those follow up results but have not heard back yet.

While we don’t know the identity of these genetically modified teens, or even how they are doing health wise at this point, the ethics of creating designer humans is still very much a hot button issue. Modifying humans genetically to create some superior race of people or simply to chose one preferred visual trait over another has been debated among scientists, politicians and others ad nauseam. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration no longer even allows such genetic modification to embryos, citing them as a “biological product” and thus under its jurisdiction. They put the kibosh on this practice back in 2002. However, these original embryonic modifications were for parents who would potentially pass on severe genetic diseases to their children if it weren’t for scientific intervention.

These teens could potentially pass on their genetically modified material to the next generation. So even if no other humans are legally able to be created this way in the future, we’ve already introduced biologically modified genetic material into the population with the potential to affect large swaths of future generations to come via reproduction. We’ll be sure to update you, should IRMS release any information on the health of these teens.

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Genesis 3:4  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Gen 3:5  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Gen 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Gen 3:7  And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on December 18, 2014, 05:38:20 am
UK proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people

New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the department of health said it had taken "extensive advice" on the safety and efficacy of the proposed techniques from the scientific community.

"(This) will give women who carry severe mitochondrial disease the opportunity to have children without passing on devastating genetic disorders," Dr. Sally Davies, the U.K.'s chief medical officer, said in a statement.

Experts say that if approved by parliament, these new methods would likely be used in about a dozen British women every year who are known to have faulty mitochondria — the energy-producing structures outside a cell's nucleus. Defects in the mitochondria's genetic code can result in diseases such as muscular dystrophy, heart problems and mental retardation.

The techniques involve removing the nucleus DNA from the egg of a prospective mother and inserting it into a donor egg, where the nucleus DNA has been removed. That can be done either before or after fertilization.

The resulting embryo would end up with the nucleus DNA from its parents but the mitochondrial DNA from the donor. Scientists say the DNA from the donor egg amounts to less than 1 percent of the resulting embryo's genes. But the change will be passed onto future generations, a major genetic modification that many ethicists have been reluctant to endorse.

Critics say the new techniques are unnecessary and that women who have mitochondrial disorders could use other alternatives, such as egg donation, to have children.

"Medical researchers are crossing the crucial ethical line that will open the door to designer babies," said David King of Human Genetics Alert, a secular group that opposes many genetics and fertilization research.

British law currently forbids any genetic modification of embryos before being transferred into a woman.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Administration held a meeting to discuss the techniques, and scientists warned it could take decades to determine if they're safe.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/uk-proposes-rules-embryos-made-3-people-150947052.html#1sTwfHp


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on December 27, 2014, 08:34:43 am
Searching for messages from ET in life’s Genetic Code

When we hear popular media talking about something contained in our “genetic code”, usually it’s from someone who misused the term. They really are talking about one or more genes within our genome, rather than the actual Genetic Code. The code of life as it’s sometimes called is the language that the cellular machinery in all life forms on Earth uses to translate the genes—sequences of DNA and RNA building blocks–into an entirely different class of biological molecules: proteins.

The Genetic Code is contained in our DNA, but, unlike the variations that occur between individuals and between species, the Code is practically the same for every single organism on this planet. But there’s one story involving something contained in our Genetic Code that actually does use the term appropriately. It’s actually been worked out mathematically that the Code could be a message—for us.

Searching for extraterrestrial messages

Run by NASA, the SETI Institute and various other agencies and organizations around the planet search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) based on one major assumption. Namely, we believe it’s possible that some fraction of intelligent species who developed technology on other worlds long before we did on Earth would be trying to “reach out” using some kind of radio or microwave transmission. This doesn’t mean that better ways to communicate over space do not lie ahead as we move forward technologically. In a hundred years, or even tomorrow, we could invent something that makes radio technology as obsolete as the telegraph. But because we learned to send and receive radio signals almost immediately after we harnessed electricity, SETI researchers assume that any civilization that really wants its presence known to emerging civilizations like ours would use the low tech method, the first one that a new civilization would likely master.

Although fictional, Carl Sagan’s brilliant novel, Contact, showed us how an interstellar radio signal would be recognized as being intelligent in origin, and how humans might react to it on Earth. Since Sagan’s novel and the movie that came of it, the real life SETI program has scanned thousands of stars that could have Earth-like planets. This has revealed some candidate signals, though nothing has passed enough tests or persisted long enough for researchers to say that they have something.

“Wow! signal”

The search that uses huge equipment like radio telescopes can go on for decades with investigators identifying possible candidate signals once in a while, and painstakingly trying to rule out natural origins. But while that’s been happening, a smaller research team has been looking for extraterrestrial messages right in our DNA, and believes they have found one–right in the sequences of the Genetic Code itself. Published early last year in the prestigious planetary science journal, Icarus, the report by a Kazakhstani team is extremely mathematical. Basically, the team has identified patterns in the relationships, or coding, between the DNA/RNA building blocks and the building blocks, called amino acids, that cells assemble into proteins.

So profound are the patterns, say the researchers, that “the code mapping itself is uniquely deduced from their algebraic representation.” They titled the paper “The ‘Wow! Signal’ of the terrestrial genetic code”, because “the signal displays readily recognizable hallmarks of artificiality.”

Furthermore, “extraction of the signal involves logically straightforward but abstract operations, making the patterns essentially irreducible to any natural origin.” In the ensuing discussion, the Icarus paper makes the case that they apparent design of the Genetic Code implies that life on Earth was seeded from locations across space.

The idea that Earth’s earliest life forms arrived on this planet more than 3.5 billion years ago through natural seeding events, such as transfer within meteoroids, is gaining popularity among astrobiologists, but the Icarus paper suggests that seeding might be artificial. Even more profound, the researchers explain that the Genetic Code can be used to carry non-biological information, even if the carrying capacity is far less than that of radio transmissions.

Science fiction, religious fiction or reality?

Artificial seeding of Earth life billions of years ago, with a message from the seeders in our DNA to boot, is right out of science fiction. In particular, there was a Star Trek episode in which it was discovered that life on Earth–and on all of the planets with intelligent beings that look suspiciously similar to humans, but for a few facial ridges, pointed ears or other details–had evolved from DNA seedlings, spread throughout out galaxy billions of years ago by ancient beings. The ancient beings had the familiar human bipedal form and seeded the planets knowing that similar beings would evolve.

The human form being ancient takes things a little further into the imagination than the Kazakhstan team does; nothing in their research contradicts current ideas about the emergence of humans, and human form, over the last few million years, from four-legged mammals, and before that from fish and other forms. Still the prospect of intentional seeding by an intelligent civilization, with a DNA message that we might be able to decipher, is tantamount to Star Trek coming to life.

It also has opened the door for people whose thinking and methods are never right for a peer-reviewed journal such as Icarus. I’m referring to the creationists, the pseudoscientist groups that reject evolution, build museums showing dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark, and these days call themselves researchers in “intelligent design”. While the proposal in the Icarus paper is perfectly consistent with life evolving on this planet for at least the last 3.5 billion years, beginning with only microorganisms, this has not kept intelligent design pseudoscientists from spinning it to promote their beliefs.

Even if the Kazakhstan team turns out to be correct that life was seeded on this planet by intention, as with the natural seeding idea, all it does is set back to the origin of life to an earlier time and distant location. The hypothetical beings that we can imagine doing the seeding, whether biological or robotic, had to come from something that evolved from lower life at some point in time. Such beings would have logical reasons for putting any message in the Genetic Code part of the genome of the microorganisms they deposited. That reason is that it’s the protected part of the genome, the part that cannot evolve, because it’s the part of the genome that makes life possible in the first place. Change the language that’s used to make genes express themselves, and nothing works.

On the other hand, because the Genetic Code does not evolve in any major way, it allows for the rest of the genome to evolve, and to do so in very dramatic, unpredictable ways. We don’t know where this research will go, but even at this early point, we can be sure that once understood it will not support biblical creation.

http://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2014/12/18/searching-for-messages-from-et-in-lifes-genetic-code/


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 27, 2014, 09:06:58 am
I'm not at liberty to set a rapture date - but nonetheless I feel 2014 is our last "normal" year.


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on January 05, 2015, 11:12:11 am
Exclusive: Three-parent IVF treatment to be legal within weeks



Controversial regulations effectively legalising so-called “three-parent” IVF babies are expected to be debated and voted on by MPs before the general election, and could even be passed within weeks.

Although no timetable for a parliamentary debate on the mitochondrial donation technique has so far been scheduled, the Department of Health confirmed to The Independent it is likely to take place within the next few weeks and almost certainly ahead of the election in May – despite safety concerns.

Mitochondrial donation uses genetic material from the eggs of two women, combined with the sperm of a man, to produce IVF embryos that are free of serious mitochondrial diseases, which currently affect about one in every 6,500 children. Supporters argue it will help women carrying mutations in their mitochondria – the tiny “power packs” of the cells – from passing on the inherited conditions to their children, as the 37 genes of the mitochondria are inherited maternally.


The Department of Health said the technique is a form of germ-line therapy that will affect future generations but has dismissed suggestions it also amounts to genetic modification of embryos with “three biological parents”. Opponents argue the technique is unsafe and could lead to a “slippery slope” of designer children.

The US Food and Drug Administration has said it would take at least another two years to carry out the necessary safety studies before the first American clinical trials on mitochondrial donation, but scientists in Britain have said they could carry out the procedure as early as this year if legislation is passed.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/exclusive-threeparent-ivf-treatment-to-be-legal-within-weeks-9956951.html


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on March 11, 2015, 07:27:29 am
A New Way To Be Human: The Plan Is To Replace Existing Humans With ‘Transhuman’ Hybrids

Transhumanists believe that the time has come for humans to take control of their own evolution.  Many of them are fully convinced that we can use emerging technologies to “fix” the flaws in the human race and ultimately eradicate sickness, disease, poverty and war.  So would you like to have the eyesight of an eagle?  Would you like to download an entire library of information directly into your brain in just minutes?  Would you like to rid your family line of all genetic diseases?  Would you like to extend your lifespan to 500 years or even longer?  Transhumanists promise that all of these things will soon be possible, if we are willing to embrace a new way of doing things.  They foresee a future in which we will all have lots of little nanobots running around inside of us, in which we are all connected directly to the Internet, and in which we have all been genetically modified to at least some degree.  In fact, one prominent transhumanist recently stated that he believes that “eventually every human will be designed on a computer“.  In the end, the goal is to produce a vastly improved version of the human race which will usher in a golden new age for the planet.  But as we merge ourselves with animals, machines and weird new technologies that scientists cook up, at what point do we cease to be human?

And when I say “weird new technologies”, I am not overstating things in the least.  Just consider what one transhumanist says that they have planned for us…

    As with all radical social movements, there is bound to be resistance. After all, transhumanists are interested in some pretty bizarre things: mind uploading, living indefinitely through life extension science, biohacking themselves to install cyborg body parts, and creating artificial general intelligence. Each of these areas of research will radically change the lives of people—and some, such as cyborg body parts, are already doing so.

Once upon a time, the only people that talked about “cyborgs” were science fiction geeks.

But today, many transhumanists speak of us becoming “cyborgs” as if it was some sort of foregone conclusion.  It is almost as if they are the Borg, and they are telling us that there is no choice but to assimilate.

And this assimilation is already happening to a certain degree.  If the idea of humanity “merging with machines” sounds bizarre to you, just check out the following excerpt from a recent Vice article…

    Next up are brain implants, tiny computer chips inserted surgically directly into the brain itself. So far, they’ve been used mainly to help treat patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and epilepsy.

    But some scientists are now tinkering with brain implants that enable more physical pursuits, from controlling people’s prosthetic limbs to ​restoring movement in paralyzed rats. Scientists say that the capabilities of brain implants are only in their infancy, and some of them envision a near-future where brain implants can even be installed in healthy people to connect them directly to the internet and improve memory] a la Black Mirror. The US military agency DARPA is already building such memory chips, and wants to develop implants that could be installed throughout a soldier’s nervous system to provide advanced, on-the-spot healing of conditions from mental illness to arthritis.

Of course most of those developing these new technologies believe that they are doing something wonderful for humanity.

And in many cases they are.

But at what point do we enter a danger zone?

In a previous article , I noted that one recent survey discovered that approximately one-fourth of all professionals in the 18 to 50-year-old age bracket would like to connect their brains directly to the Internet.

I don’t know about you, but that is something that I will never be doing.

Meanwhile, scientists continue to push the envelope when it comes to merging humans with animals.

Most people don’t realize this, but today we are creating genetically modified cattle with human DNA, we are growing human kidneys in rats, and we are experimenting on human-mouse hybrids with freakishly large brains.

Once again, those involved in this kind of research believe that they are finding “cures for diseases” or that they are working to make life better for all of us somehow.

But when we combine animals and humans, what exactly are we creating?

Are they animals?

Are they humans?

And where do we draw the line?  Will we someday have creatures that are 50 percent human and 50 percent animal walking around our cities?

For much, much more on this, please see my previous article entitled “The Era Of Chimeras: Scientists Fearlessly Create Bizarre Human/Animal Hybrids“.

Another area that transhumanists are extremely excited about is the ability to use technology to genetically edit our children.

At Harvard, researchers now believe that it will soon be possible to completely remove genetic diseases from our family lines…

    As I listened to Yang, I waited for a chance to ask my real questions: Can any of this be done to human beings? Can we improve the human gene pool? The position of much of mainstream science has been that such meddling would be unsafe, irresponsible, and even impossible. But Yang didn’t hesitate. Yes, of course, she said. In fact, the Harvard laboratory had a project to determine how it could be achieved. She flipped open her laptop to a PowerPoint slide titled “Germline Editing Meeting.”

    Here it was: a technical proposal to alter human heredity.

    “Germ line” is biologists’ jargon for the egg and sperm, which combine to form an embryo. By editing the DNA of these cells or the embryo itself, it could be possible to correct disease genes and to pass those genetic fixes on to future generations. Such a technology could be used to rid families of scourges like cystic fibrosis. It might also be possible to install genes that offer lifelong protection against infection, Alzheimer’s, and, Yang told me, maybe the effects of aging.

And “maybe the effects of aging”?

Life extension technologies are something that many transhumanists are particularly obsessed with.

For example, Bloomberg recently did an interview with one technology executive that believes that it will eventually be possible for all of us to live to the ripe old age of 500…

    “If you ask me today, is it possible to live to be 500? The answer is yes,” Bill Maris says one January afternoon in Mountain View, California. The president and managing partner of Google Ventures just turned 40, but he looks more like a 19-year-old college kid at midterm. He’s wearing sneakers and a gray denim shirt over a T-shirt; it looks like he hasn’t shaved in a few days.

Maris is using his position to pour millions upon millions of dollars into companies that are developing radical life extension technologies that they hope will enable people to live for hundreds of years.  Maris just hopes that he can stay alive long enough to take advantage of them…

    “We actually have the tools in the life sciences to achieve anything that you have the audacity to envision,” he says. “I just hope to live long enough not to die.”

And of course Maris is far from alone.  The most famous transhumanist on the entire planet, Ray Kurzweil, is absolutely obsessed with immortality.  He takes 150 vitamin supplements a day in a desperate attempt to extend his life until more advanced life extension technologies can be developed.  In chapter 7 of “The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology“, he expressed his thoughts on where the future is taking all of us…

    “Evolution moves toward greater complexity, greater elegance, greater knowledge, greater intelligence, greater beauty, greater creativity, and greater levels of subtle attributes such as love. In every monotheistic tradition God is likewise described as all of these qualities, only without any limitation: infinite knowledge, infinite intelligence, infinite beauty, infinite creativity, infinite love, and so on. Of course, even the accelerating growth of evolution never achieves an infinite level, but as it explodes exponentially it certainly moves rapidly in that direction. So evolution moves inexorably toward this conception of God, although never quite reaching this ideal. We can regard, therefore, the freeing of our thinking from the severe limitations of its biological form to be an essentially spiritual undertaking.”

But what about those of us that do not want to be a part of this future?

Is there any room for people that do not want to be genetically modified and that do not want to merge with animals and technology?

Some transhumanists believe that those that do not adapt will eventually be wiped out because they simply will not be able to survive in the new world that is emerging.

Other transhumanists believe that in order to truly have a world where there is no sickness, disease, poverty and war, all of the “inferior” humans will ultimately have to be “removed”.

But what almost all of them agree on is the fact that the future belongs to them and not to us.

So what do you think?  Is humanity on the verge of a great leap forward, or are these new technologies actually opening up a door for great darkness?  Feel free to tell us what you think by posting a comment below…

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/a-new-way-to-be-human-the-plan-is-to-replace-existing-humans-with-transhuman-hybrids


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on March 14, 2015, 05:22:08 am
American scientists are trying to genetically modify human eggs



American scientists have attempted to modify the DNA of human egg cells using a new gene-editing technique that could eliminate inherited diseases from subsequent generations of affected families, The Independent can reveal.

The research was carried out on ovary cells taken from a woman with inherited ovarian cancer to investigate the possibility of eventually using gene-editing to produce IVF embryos free of the familial disease. The results are yet to be published.

Editing the chromosomes of human eggs or sperm to create genetically modified IVF embryos is illegal in Britain and many other countries because of concerns about  safety and the possibility of the technique being used to create genetically enhanced “designer babies”.

However, the development of a simple gene-editing technique which can alter human DNA with extreme precision has raised the prospect of it being used in the future to help couples affected by inherited diseases who would like children free of the family mutations.

Several teams of researchers around the world are believed to be working on ways of modifying the chromosomes of human egg cells with a view to moving towards “germ-line” gene therapy, as the process is called. Germ-line refers to the “germ” cells – sperm and eggs – that pass on genes to future generations.

However, other scientists have called for a moratorium on editing the human germ-line, arguing that it is ethically unacceptable because it is too unpredictable and too risky.

Nevertheless, researchers at Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have attempted to use the Crispr  (pronounced “Crisper”) gene-editing technique on human ovarian tissue cultured in the lab to see if it might be possible to correct the defective BRAC1 gene involved in inherited breast and ovarian cancer. As ovarian cells develop into egg cells, the research is likely to have involved the altering of some immature egg cells, known as oocytes.

The work was carried out last year by Luhan Yang, a researcher working in the lab of the veteran Harvard geneticist George Church. But the study has not been published in a scientific journal and Dr Yang was unavailable for comment.

Professor Church emphasised that the work was purely experimental. He said that it was carried out on human ovarian cells cultured in a laboratory dish and there was no intention of fertilising any eggs or transplanting them into a woman.

“Almost all post-docs in a cutting-edge lab like mine like to explore what is possible. The experiments were not in human beings. They were in cells in culture,” Professor Church told The Independent.

“Our lab works on human cells of all sorts, and it is quite likely that at some point she [Dr Yang] has worked on human cells that could be the lineage of oocytes. I’m not sure they were proven to be functional oocytes,” he said.

“This is very basic science and there is a very big difference between doing experiments on human cells in culture, which we’ve been doing for many years, and putting them into a human being.”

Since its development only a few years ago, the Crispr technique has been used to correct inherited diseases in laboratory animals as well as mending human genetic defects in non-reproductive human cells grown in the laboratory.

Its precision and apparent safety have astonished researchers, which is why it is now being considered for human germ-line therapy to correct inherited human diseases by genetically modifying eggs, sperm or IVF embryos.

Although the work in his laboratory is pioneering, Professor Church is one of several experts who believe that there should be stricter controls on scientists who may be tempted to use Crispr for human germ-line therapy on IVF embryos.

A comment article in Nature this week by leading academics, including US-based geneticist Fyodor Urnov, a pioneer of gene editing, warns of the danger of moving too fast.

“Genome editing in human embryos using current technologies could have unpredictable effects on future generations. This makes it dangerous and ethically unacceptable,” they write.

“Many oppose germ-line modification on the grounds that permitting even unambiguous therapeutic intervention could start us down a path towards non-therapeutic genetic enhancement. We share these concerns.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/american-scientists-are-trying-to-genetically-modify-human-eggs-10107632.html


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on March 25, 2015, 02:16:56 pm
De-Extinction: Harvard Researchers Have Brought Back The Woolly Mammoth

In the film Jurassic Park scientists spliced the DNA of extinct dinosaurs with modern animals to bring them back to life. The idea that we could bring back an extinct species back to life is fantastical and normally reserved for Hollywood fiction, but a new experiment by researchers at Harvard University has reportedly succeeded in mimicking the process used in the blockbuster movie.

According to Popular Science, the DNA of the Woolly Mammoth, which went extinct over 4,000 years ago, has been spliced with that of the Asian elephant. “We now have functioning elephant cells with mammoth DNA in them,” says Harvard genetics professor George Church.

    Geneticist George Church’s lab at Harvard University successfully copied genes from frozen woolly mammoths and pasted them into the genome of an Asian elephant.

    Using a DNA editing tool called CRISPR, the scientists spliced genes for the mammoths’ small ears, subcutaneous fat, and hair length and color into the DNA of elephant skin cells. The tissue cultures represent the first time woolly mammoth genes have been functional since the species went extinct around 4,000 years ago.

    …

    The work is part of an effort to bring extinct species back from the dead, a process called “de-extinction”. The recent breakthrough shows that one proposed de-extinction method–which involves splicing genes from extinct animals into the genomes of their living relatives–just might work.

Scientists claim that one benefit of such genetic advancements is that elephants could be bred to survive in colder climates, helping them to avoid dangers posed by humans.

But analysis by notable researchers like Steve Quayle and Tom Horn suggest that such transhumanist technologies are being developed for an eventual forced evolution of the human genome.

In the introduction to his book Xenogenesis Quayle warns “monsterous creations are being developed with secret technology in labs around the world.” While scientists maintain that they are helping humanity with the new research, the consequences according to Quayle will be unlike anything mankind has seen.

What is being developed in those secret research labs is “the production of an offspring entirely different from either of the parents, transformed though the addition of DNA from an alien or animal to the normal genetics of a human being,” according to Quayle.

The Harvard Researchers claim that we are nowhere near having an actual Woolly Mammoth walking the earth again, but they are going to keep moving forward with the new technologies. “There is more work to do, but we plan to do so,” says Harvard’s George Church.

What do you think? Will the human race soon be spliced with DNA from creatures like sharks, birds or cheetahs that would then give us super hero like abilities to breath under water, fly or run at incredible speeds?

- See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/de-extinction-harvard-researchers-have-brought-back-the-woolly-mammoth_032015#sthash.kt9J8euL.dpuf


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on March 27, 2015, 06:28:59 am
DNA Analysis of the Paracas Skulls Proves They Are Not Human
 

On the southern coast of Peru lies the desert peninsula of Paracas. This barren landscape is where Peruvian archaeologist Julio Tello made an astounding discovery in 1928. His efforts uncovered a massive and complex graveyard buried under the sand and rocks.

In these tombs Tello found some of the most controversial human(?) remains in history. The bodies had the largest elongated skulls in the world and have since been called the Paracas skulls. Tello found a total of more than 300 skulls and they have been dated at around 3,000 years old. A recent DNA analysis performed on some of those skulls has presented amazing results that could challenge the current perspective of the human evolutionary tree.

Several other cultures have practiced skull elongation or deformation but the techniques they used produced different results. Certain South American tribes used to bind infants’ skulls in order to change their shape. Binding the head between pieces of wood modified the appearance of skulls by applying constant pressure over a long period of time. This type of cranial deformation changed the shape but it did not alter the size, weight or cranial volume; these are all standard characteristics of a regular human skull.

The Paracas skulls are different. Their craniums are 25% larger and 60% heavier than regular human skulls which led researchers to believe they couldn’t have been modified through binding. They are also structurally different and only have one parietal plate as opposed to the two normally found in human skulls. These differences have deepened the decade-old mystery around the Paracas skulls and researchers haven’t been able to explain their origins.

The director of the Paracas History Museum has sent samples from 5 skulls to undergo genetic testing. The samples consisted of hair, skin, teeth and fragments of skull bones. The genetic laboratory was not informed about the samples’ origins in order to avoid biased or influenced results. The results were fascinating.

The mitochondrial DNA (inherited from the mother) presented mutations unknown to any man, primate or any other animal. The mutations suggested we are dealing with a completely new human-like being, very distant from Homo sapiens, Neanderthals or Denisovans. The Paracas individuals were so biologically different from humans they wouldn’t have been able to interbreed. “I am not sure it will even fit into the known evolutionary tree”, one geneticist added.

The implications of this discovery are huge. Who were the mysterious Paracas people? Did they evolve here on Earth on a path so different from us that they ended up looking drastically different? If not, where did they come from? Are any of them left?

This breakthrough brings up more questions than it answers but counts as another piece of evidence suggesting that we are not alone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MyQl3xedhg8

http://beforeitsnews.com/paranormal/2015/02/dna-analysis-of-the-paracas-skulls-proves-they-are-not-human-2484728.html


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on May 03, 2015, 11:21:15 am
DNA editing takes a serious step forward -- for better or worse

It's a scenario that has haunted biologists since the dawn of the DNA age: the evil scientist custom-crafting a human being with test tubes and Petri dishes.

So when a Chinese team revealed last month that it had used a new laboratory technique to alter a gene in human embryos, it set off an urgent debate over the ethics — and wisdom — of tinkering with the most basic building blocks of life.

The technology makes genetic manipulations that were theoretical in the past seem easy to achieve — and soon.

If scientists figure out how to do it in a way that's safe for patients, gene editing could produce tremendously beneficial medical treatments. The Chinese researchers, for instance, were trying to repair a defect that causes beta thalassemia, a potentially fatal blood disorder.

But a simple way to alter DNA could open the door to more frightening eugenic pursuits. That makes people nervous.

t's a scenario that has haunted biologists since the dawn of the DNA age: the evil scientist custom-crafting a human being with test tubes and Petri dishes.

So when a Chinese team revealed last month that it had used a new laboratory technique to alter a gene in human embryos, it set off an urgent debate over the ethics — and wisdom — of tinkering with the most basic building blocks of life.

The technology makes genetic manipulations that were theoretical in the past seem easy to achieve — and soon.

If scientists figure out how to do it in a way that's safe for patients, gene editing could produce tremendously beneficial medical treatments. The Chinese researchers, for instance, were trying to repair a defect that causes beta thalassemia, a potentially fatal blood disorder.

But a simple way to alter DNA could open the door to more frightening eugenic pursuits. That makes people nervous.

CRISPR/Cas9 makes it possible for nearly any scientist to edit DNA in nearly any cell. In the last couple of years, scientists have used it to edit genes in adult human cells, including bone marrow cells that may be modified to make people resistant to HIV. Researchers have also used it on animal embryos, including an experiment that proved it was possible to create primates with customized versions of genes involved in immune function and metabolism.

With thousands of labs using the technology, it seemed inevitable that someone would try it on human embryos.

That's troubling to many scientists because, unlike edits to a bone marrow cell, alterations in a single-celled embryo would be copied into all the rest of the embryo's cells as it developed — and passed down via sperm or egg to the embryo's children, grandchildren and generations beyond.

Before the Chinese study appeared in the journal Protein & Cell, top scientists had already called for a high-level summit to hash out the ethical issues raised by this sort of research. The goal is to make sure gene editing in embryos isn't used prematurely in patients, or employed to create genetically enhanced humans. Some experts say use of CRISPR/Cas9 on human embryos should be put on hold until these hard questions can be addressed.

"We've got to take this seriously," said Caltech biologist David Baltimore, who won a Nobel Prize for his early work on the genetics of viruses that cause cancer.

The potential to make permanent changes to DNA that are passed from generation to generation has been recognized for decades. Although the risks were clear, the urgency was lacking.

"It was logistically so complex that there was no clear path forward, so we didn't worry about it a lot," Baltimore said. "Now it's here."

Scientists have made steady progress in their ability to edit DNA, but the CRISPR/Cas9 system marks a major advance in ease and flexibility of use.

The system occurs naturally in bacteria and helps them fight invading viruses. It uses strands of RNA called clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, or CRISPRs, to direct DNA-chopping enzymes from the Cas protein family to sever the viral genome.

About three years ago, microbiologists and bioengineers realized the system could be deployed to edit DNA in many organisms. If there was a specific spot in the genome they wanted to target, all they'd have to do is design the right CRISPR machinery to get to that location, a relatively straightforward task.

Once in place, a specially engineered Cas enzyme could latch on and cut the DNA strand, allowing scientists to correct the mistake. Some researchers have adapted the system to repress or activate genes; others, to make insertions.

The CRISPR/Cas9 method is much simpler — and cheaper — than earlier gene editing technologies in which scientists had to synthesize complex proteins to carry out the same work. Some experts predict that the scientists who figured out how to use CRISPR/Cas9 to edit genes will win a Nobel Prize for their discovery.

The Chinese researchers, from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, were attempting to modify a mutant form of a gene called HBB. Certain mutations prevent people from producing enough hemoglobin to transport oxygen through the bloodstream, resulting in beta thalassemia. The team wanted to see whether they could delete the mutated portion of HBB and replace it with the correct DNA.

To make sure their experiments wouldn't result in genetically engineered babies, they used single-cell embryos rejected by fertility clinics that weren't viable because they had been fertilized by two sperm.

They are hardly the only ones attempting to edit genomes for the sake of human health. Uptake in labs has been so enthusiastic that CRISPR has become a verb, a la Google.

"People say, 'I'm going to CRISPR that,'" said UC Davis stem cell biologist Paul Knoepfler.

Some of the enthusiasm turns to concern, though, when it comes to making DNA changes that would be passed on to future generations.

A recent commentary in the journal Nature laid out a variety of potential problems. Mistakes might occur in the editing process that could result in severe birth defects. Successful edits could affect other parts of the genome that were meant to be left alone. It's impossible to get consent from future generations who might inherit an altered gene. People could use gene editing for "non-therapeutic genetic enhancement" — making designer babies with blue eyes and high IQs.

The authors, worried that problems with embryo editing could derail work on gene therapies in general, called on scientists to cease all experiments that would affect multiple generations until discussions about safety and ethics were complete.

Those concerns were echoed a few weeks later in an essay in the journal Science that said embryonic gene editing experiments should be off-limits in clinical settings, such as fertility clinics.

The Chinese study bore out many people's fears. Though the researchers were able to target the HBB gene, only rarely did the desired correction occur. Sometimes they made changes in the wrong places. Summing up their data, the team concluded that it was still too soon to use CRISPR/Cas9 to edit embryos in clinical settings.

"They ran into all sorts of problems," Baltimore said. "It drives home that we're not ready to do this."

Most think that will change before long. With no international rules governing this research, scientists are scrambling to get guidelines in place. Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, announced last week that his agency would not fund gene editing experimentation involving embryos, which "has been viewed almost universally as a line that should not be crossed," he said in a statement.

Baltimore, who is in favor of allowing the research, said gene editing could be put to great use for medical treatments — perhaps even in embryos, once it is proved safe and if there is no other way to circumvent disease.

"I'm not a believer that you should limit scientific capabilities," he said. "I'd rather scientists decide how they should use it."

Church predicted that worries about the technology would dissipate as people got more comfortable with gene editing.

He thought experiments using older DNA technologies — including recent work that sought to alter highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu viruses to see whether they could become more contagious — were far scarier than what was likely to emerge from CRISPR.

Others aren't so sure.

Knoepfler, who has been writing about the embryo editing discussions on his blog, thinks CRISPR/Cas9 use is advancing so quickly that it could render all the careful, considered ethical debates moot.

Someone might alter an embryo and implant it in a woman for what seem like good reasons but with insufficient regard for the potential risks. Or perhaps for glory — or money — someone will create what amounts to a GMO uber baby.

"You can't disregard human ambition," he said.

http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-gene-editing-embryo-20150503-story.html#page=2



Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on May 29, 2015, 11:39:19 am
Researchers may have discovered fountain of youth by reversing aging in human cells

Researchers in Japan have found that human aging may be able to be delayed or even reversed, at least at the most basic level of human cell lines. In the process, the scientists from the University of Tsukuba also found that regulation of two genes is related to how we age.

The new findings challenge one of the current popular theories of aging, that lays the blame for humans' inevitable downhill slide with mutations that accumulate in our mitochondrial DNA over time. Mitochondrion are sometimes likened to a cellular "furnace" that produces energy through cellular respiration. Damage to the mitochondrial DNA results in changes or mutations in the DNA sequence that build up and are associated with familiar signs of aging like hair loss, osteoporosis and, of course, reduced lifespan.

So goes the theory, at least. But the Tsukuba researchers suggest that something else may be going on within our cells. Their research indicates that the issue may not be that mitochondrial DNA become damaged, but rather that genes get turned "off" or "on" over time. Most intriguing, the team led by Professor Jun-Ichi Hayashi was able to flip the switches on a few genes back to their youthful position, effectively reversing the aging process.

The researchers came to this conclusion by comparing the function level of the mitochondria in fibroblast cell lines from children under 12 years of age to those of elderly people between 80 and 97. As expected, the older cells had reduced cellular respiration, but the older cells did not show more DNA damage than those from children. This discovery led the team to propose that the reduced cellular function is tied to epigenetic regulation, changes that alter the physical structure of DNA without affecting the DNA sequence itself, causing genes to be turned on or off. Unlike mutations that damage that sequence, as in the other, aforementioned theory of aging, epigenetic changes could possibly be reversed by genetically reprogramming cells to an embryonic stem cell-like state, effectively turning back the clock on aging.

For a broad comparison, imagine that a power surge hits your home's electrical system. If not properly wired, irreversible damage or even fire may result. However, imagine another home in which the same surge trips a switch in this home's circuit breaker box. Simply flipping that breaker back to the "on" position should make it operate as good as new. In essence, the Tsukuba team is proposing that our DNA may not become fried with age as previously thought, but rather simply requires someone to access its genetic breaker box to reverse aging.

To test the theory, the researchers found two genes associated with mitochondrial function and essentially experimented with turning them on or off. In doing so, they were able to create defects or restore cellular respiration. These two genes regulate glycine, an amino acid, production in mitochondria, and in one of the more promising findings, a 97-year-old cell line saw its cellular respiration restored after the addition of glycine for 10 days.

The researchers' findings were published this month in the journal Scientific Reports.

Whether or not this process could be a potential fountain of youth for humans and not just human fibroblast cell lines still remains to be seen, with much more testing required. However, if the theory holds, glycine supplements could one day become a powerful tool for life extension.

Similar research from the Salk Institute has also recently looked at other ways to slow down or stop aging at a cellular level, while yet another team is looking into a new class of drugs called senolytics that could help slow aging.

http://www.gizmag.com/reversal-of-aging-human-cell-lines/37721/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=e306dd5d2c-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-e306dd5d2c-91888189


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Christian40 on August 28, 2015, 04:53:17 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u71OB0LTiM


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 28, 2015, 09:52:28 am
I saw this video late last night - I will say that I'll admit Daniels made a lot of good points(although I side with the sons of God being the fallen angels).

However, I was disappointed b/c it wasn't so much what he said, but it was what he DIDN'T say. For example, he didn't explain who the giants were. One minute he said the word Nephilim is only in the perverted bible versions, but he turned right around the next minute and said the giants WERE the Nephilim.

As for the sons of Seth - if this was a godly line saved by the grace of God, then why did they get wiped out in the flood?

With that being said - I consider this is non-issue(and whatever side you choose, it won't bring any kind of confusion to scripture, like let's say believing in the gap theory does).


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on September 10, 2015, 10:59:01 am
GM embryos 'essential', says report

It is "essential" that the genetic modification of human embryos is allowed, says a group of scientists, ethicists and policy experts.

A Hinxton Group report says editing the genetic code of early stage embryos is of "tremendous value" to research.

It adds although GM babies should not be allowed to be born at the moment, it may be "morally acceptable" under some circumstances in the future.

The US refuses to fund research involving the gene editing of embryos.

The global Hinxton Group met in response to the phenomenal advances taking place in the field of genetics.

A range of novel techniques combine a "molecular sat-nav" that travels to a precise location in our DNA with a pair of "molecular scissors" that cut it.

It has transformed research in a wide range of fields, but the progress means genetically modified babies are ceasing to be a prospect and fast becoming a possibility.

Earlier this year, a team at Sun Yat-sen University, in China, showed that errors in the DNA that led to a blood disorder could be corrected in early stage embryos.

In the future, the technologies could be used to prevent children being born with cystic fibrosis or genes that increase the risk of cancer.

Embryo engineering dominates debate around these novel gene-editing tools.

But while disease-free children or "designer babies" may be on the horizon, the more immediate uses are far less controversial.

It could restore the reputation of the field of gene therapy in adults and children.

It was nearly a success in children with no immune system (known as bubble-boy syndrome). Symptoms improved, but the technique led to cancer in some cases.

These more accurate tools may be able to tweak our genetic code without the side-effects.

There have even been successful trials to give HIV patients immunity to the virus.

And because these changes would not be passed on to the next generation, they are far less controversial.

There have been calls for a moratorium on such research, which has left many asking where to draw the line - should any embryo research be banned, should it be allowed but only for research, or should GM babies be permitted?

A meeting of the influential Hinxton Group, in Manchester, acknowledged that the rate of progress meant there was a "pressure to make decisions" and argued embryo editing should be allowed.

In a statement, it said: "We believe that while this technology has tremendous value to basic research and enormous potential... it is not sufficiently developed to consider human genome editing for clinical reproductive purposes at this time."

This is in stark contrast to the US National Institutes of Health, which has already refused to fund any gene editing of embryos.

Its director, Dr Francis Collins, who was also a key player in the Human Genome Project, said: "The concept of altering the human germline [inherited DNA] in embryos for clinical purposes has been debated over many years from many different perspectives, and has been viewed almost universally as a line that should not be crossed."

However, the Hinxton Group's full report acknowledges that "there may be morally acceptable uses of this technology in human reproduction, though further substantial discussion and debate will be required".

But even one of the principal figures in the discovery and development of Crispr (one of the easiest methods of editing DNA) has doubts.

Prof Emmanuelle Charpentier told BBC News: "Personally, I don't think it is acceptable to manipulate the human germline for the purpose of changing some genetic traits that will be transmitted over generations.

"I just have a problem right now with regard to the manipulation of the human germlines."

Dr Peter Mills, from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, added: "We have seen these uses coming over the horizon, but we need to decide whether we're going to invite them in when they reach our doorstep."

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-34200029


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 18, 2015, 10:37:59 pm
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/multiplex-parenting-will-allow-two-gay-dads-to-give-their-dna-to-surrogate-child/
‘MULTIPLEX PARENTING’ WILL ALLOW TWO GAY DADS TO BOTH GIVE THEIR DNA TO SURROGATE CHILD
The science behind IVG relies on cells that can be made to develop into sperm or egg cells, known collectively as gametes. It means a woman could produce a sperm cell, or a man could produce an egg cell.

12/18/15

SCIENTIFIC ADVANCES WILL SOON ALLOW CHILDREN TO HAVE ANY NUMBER OF PARENTS, LEGAL EXPERTS WARN.

“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book,even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel 12:4 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: IN THE BIBLE, IT SAYS THAT IN THE END TIMES, OUR TIME, THAT MAN’S KNOWLEDGE SHALL INCREASE TO A VERY HIGH LEVEL, AND THAT CERTAINLY HAS COME TRUE. MY GRANDMOTHER WAS BORN WHEN THE LIGHT BULB WAS A NOVELTY AND SHE LIVED TO SEE DESKTOP COMPUTERS AND SPACE TRAVEL. NOW BE PREPARED AS MASSIVE DNA TAMPERING IS PRODUCING CHILDREN WITH UP TO 32 PARENTS, AS WELL AS CHILDREN WITH ONLY A SINGLE PARENT! WILL IT REACH A POINT WHEN WE WILL BE FORCED TO CHANGE OUR DEFINITION OF WHAT A HUMAN BEING EVEN IS? CERTAINLY THIS IS NOT WHAT GOD INTENDED. THIS SOUNDS MORE LIKE GENESIS 6 COMING TO LIFE…

The arrival of ‘multiplex parenting’ is a ‘mere matter of time’ as the techniques have been shown to work on mice, according to a study. In theory, any number of parents from three upwards – of either sex – could contribute DNA to create a baby.

Sonia Suter, a law professor at George Washington University, has explored the issues raised by the technique, called in vitro gametogenesis (IVG). She suggests babies could be used to create ‘clans’ of large numbers of people, linked through their shared offspring.

“THERE WERE GIANTS IN THE EARTH IN THOSE DAYS; AND ALSO AFTER THAT, WHEN THE SONS OF GOD CAME IN UNTO THE DAUGHTERS OF MEN, AND THEY BARE CHILDREN TO THEM, THE SAME BECAME MIGHTY MEN WHICH WERE OF OLD, MEN OF RENOWN.” GENESIS 6:4 (KJV)

The method would also enable the creation of ‘solo’ children from one parent – as well as hope for infertile adults who would not need a donor egg or sperm. Professor Suter said that while technical challenges remain, IVG ‘potentially allows for methods of procreation that have never been possible before’.

THE TRUTH ABOUT NEPHILIM GIANTS – STEVEN QUAYLE

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‘IVG could facilitate multiplex parenting, where groups of more than two individuals – whether all male, all female, or a combination – procreate together, producing children who are the genetic progeny of them all,’ she said.

Writing in the Journal of Law and the Biosciences, the professor added: ‘Procreation in this manner troubles many people because of its significant divergence from our understanding of reproduction as something that occurs between two people.’

She said multiplex parents could theoretically lead to a ‘positive outcome’ for a child as ‘the more adults who feel responsible for the child’s well being, the better off the child is likely to be’. But she said confusion and conflict might arise about the roles of the many parents.

The more biological parents there are, the smaller each one’s genetic link to the child. A youngster with two parents, for instance, gets 50 per cent of its genetic material from each. So a child created by four people using IVG would get 25 per cent of its DNA from each person – equivalent to the genetic share of a conventional baby’s grandparents.

PROFESSOR SUTER SAID: ‘FOR EXAMPLE, IF 32 INDIVIDUALS ENGAGED IN MULTIPLEX PARENTING, IN GENETIC AND GENERATIONAL TERMS THEY WOULD BE LIKE GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS TO THE CHILD.’ THIS IS BECAUSE A CHILD CONCEIVED CONVENTIONALLY HAS 32 GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS.

She added: ‘Thirty-two adults simply cannot all have the kind of intimate relationship that is central to social parenting … as the number of intended parents increases, the social connections inevitably thin and intimacy diminishes, making multiplex reproduction more like the creation of clans.’

The science behind IVG relies on cells that can be made to develop into sperm or egg cells, known collectively as gametes. It means a woman could produce a sperm cell, or a man could produce an egg cell.

With four parents, sperm and eggs made from stem cells would be taken from each pair of adults. From the resulting two embryos, further cells would be taken to create further sperm and egg cells for a third embryo. This final pairing would have a quarter of DNA from each parent.

IVG would allow same-sex couples ‘to reproduce in a manner similar to fertile straight couples’. On ‘solo’ babies, the professor said: ‘We might worry that only egoism and selfishness would motivate a single person to reproduce with just his or her gametes’. source


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on December 26, 2015, 06:02:32 pm
First GMO Corn, Then Frankenfish, And Now — Get Ready For Designer Babies

We knew it was coming to this. The GMO revolution wasn’t going to stop at our dinner table. But did we think it would happen so soon?

The first week in December, delegates from the top three gene-editing countries—China, the UK and the US—met in Washington, DC for a symposium on the future of gene-editing. For those not familiar with the parlance, gene editing refers to the ability to alter the DNA of an embryo in a manner which affects the germline. The germline is defined as follows; “In biology and genetics, the germline in a multicellular organism is that population of its bodily cells that are so differentiated or segregated that in the usual processes of reproduction they may pass on their genetic material to the progeny.”

In other words, what happens to the germline will affect the offspring and subsequent generations.

The possibilities inherent in such manipulation are staggering. Not only could genetic diseases be removed from the developing embryo, but new and better attributes could be factored in. Mankind could face the possibility that crippling genetic diseases, such as Tay-Sachs or Huntington’s Disease could be forever banished, while a brave new crop of humans, with enhanced intellectual abilities or enhanced musculature, for example, could be harvested.

The symposium was convened with some urgency after the disclosure that researchers in China had reported this past April that they had launched the first attempt to edit the DNA of human embryos. The Chinese project was undertaken to correct a rare and often fatal blood disorder, called beta thalassemia. China’s effort was followed by an application, made in September, by a British research group to edit human embryos for research purposes.

Behind all this gene editing lies a new technology, which works like the “find and replace” function on a word processor. The most popular in this new buffet of tools is the Crispr-Cas9, which was invented by Dr. Jennifer Doudna. Dr. Doudna is a Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley and has also been an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1997. The Crispr-Cas9 works in the following manner—first it locates the gene to be edited, then makes the desired alteration, either by deleting it or fixing it. Doudna has virtually revolutionized medicine with her invention, which is reportedly simple to use.

The symposium was expected to produce a call for a moratorium on this research, while the ethical implications could be sorted out. Surprisingly, that is not what eventuated. The final formal statement by the International Summit on Human Gene Editing Organizing Committee in fact left the door open.

The Committee, which is comprised of ten scientists and two bioethicists, called on the “Big Three” in gene editing to take charge:

We therefore call upon the national academies that co-hosted the summit – the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and U.S. National Academy of Medicine; the Royal Society; and the Chinese Academy of Sciences – to take the lead in creating an ongoing international forum to discuss potential clinical uses of gene editing; help inform decisions by national policymakers and others; formulate recommendations and guidelines; and promote coordination among nations.
In a non-binding recommendation, the Committee also called for the inhibition of gene editing on viable embryos, stating “if in the process of research, early human embryos or germline cells undergo gene editing, the modified cells should not be used to establish a pregnancy.”

The three-day conference, which was attended by science heavyweights (as well as by some family members with sick children), resulted in an airing of some of the issues surrounding this new science.

Harvard’s George Church made a presentation which propounded a viewpoint that mitigated concerns about the fall- out from gene editing.

Dr. Church, who is a Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, has written articles supporting germline editing and diminishing the possible repercussions. In a recent article in Nature, he wrote,

Human-germline editing is not special with respect to permanence or consent. Replacing deleterious versions of genes with common ones is unlikely to lead to unforeseen effects and is probably reversible. Even if the editing was difficult to reverse, this would not be especially unsafe compared with other commonly inherited risks.

In 2005, Church launched a project called the Personal Genome Project. In this effort, which is billed as “the world’s only open-access information on human genomic, environmental & trait data,” individuals are recruited to have their own genome analyzed and recorded. Church is also involved in doing gene editing in pigs, for the purpose of removing problematic retroviruses which might stand to cause problems in using pig organs as replacement for failing human organs.

Marcy Darnovsky of the Center for Genetics and Society disagrees with the notion that genetic editing is unlikely to result in unforeseen results. “The medical arguments are tenuous and the possible social consequences are grave,” said Darnovsky.

In a subsequent article in the Guardian, Darnovsky wrote:

The recognition that scientists alone can’t decide whether to deploy this society-altering technology is perhaps the summit’s most positive outcome. Already, more and more non-scientists are becoming aware of what’s at stake for all of us, and realizing that germline gene editing is a social and political matter, not just a scientific one.
John Harris could not disagree more heartily. Harris, a Professor of Bioethics at the University of Manchester, believes that this technology provides the possibility for human enhancement on a grand scale and should be employed as soon as the “wrinkles” are ironed out. Harris has stated; “We all have an inescapable moral duty: to continue with scientific investigation to the point at which we can make a rational choice.”

The laws governing gene editing are in many locations inexplicit, to say the least. The UK permits licensed experiments on embryos up to 14 days, but not implantation in a woman. Some British scientists are agitating for a change in these laws. China’s laws are considered to be “ambiguous,” as are South Africa’s, Chile’s and Argentina’s.

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The US government has made it clear it will not fund any gene editing research which involves viable embryos. However, by adopting this policy without passing legislation banning the practice, the US has inadvertently (or otherwise) opened the door for private labs to accommodate rich people who want to have designer babies.

One wouldn’t want to state this was the goal, after all. Would one? Designer babies for the wealthy, while the rest of us lump along with our genetic baggage? This begins to sound almost like the engineered societies that science fiction novels warned us about.

The (US) National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine have issued a press release announcing a “data gathering” meeting in February to study the ethical and social implications of gene editing.



http://www.naturalblaze.com/2015/12/first-gmo-corn-then-frankenfish-and-now-get-ready-for-designer-babies.html


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on December 26, 2015, 06:10:13 pm
'We Won't Make Frankensteins,' Cloning Giant Boyalife's CEO Says

The head of a Chinese firm that is building the world's biggest animal cloning factory has vowed not to use the technology on people — for now, at least.

Biotech company Boyalife Group's $30 million facility in the coastal city of Tianjin will produce embryos of cattle as well as racehorses and contraband-sniffing dogs when it becomes operational next year.

"No, we don't do human cloning, we won't make Frankensteins," said Dr. Xu Xiaochun, its chief executive. "The technology we have is very advanced ... [but if uncontrolled] technology can also do damage ... Every technology has to have a boundary."

As a 12-year-old, Xu became fascinated with plant cloning. Now aged 44, he is leading China's charge to become a world leader in cloning technology.

"Our primary focus is prime quality beef," Xu told NBC News in an exclusive interview, noting that China's cattle industry hasn't traditionally focused on meat production.

However, beef consumption is currently growing at double-digit rates in the country, with imports increasing due to the low quality of China's domestic beef.

The Tianjin plant will initially produce a 100,000 embryos of prime beef cattle per year. That figure is eventually expected to rise to 1 million embryos annually, which will make it the planet's largest animal-cloning operation.

The bomb-sniffing dogs have become "a major force in anti-terrorism campaigns," Xu said, with about 600 cloned dogs working globally.

"We will only select the really top dogs for cloning like selecting only those who could go to Harvard or Peking University," he added.

But Xu suggested society was not yet ready to embrace reproductive human cloning.

"Technology is moving very fast ... [and] social values can change," he said. "Maybe in 100 years, in 200 years, people will think differently. [They] may think this technology is going to benefit the human race as a whole ... Boyalife will move along with social values."

Xu added: "Different people have different characters ... We want to keep this diversity. We really don't want the entire society to become one billion Einsteins."

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/china/we-won-t-make-frankensteins-cloning-giant-boyalife-s-ceo-n480891


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on January 10, 2016, 08:46:07 pm
Human-Animal Chimeras Are Gestating on U.S. Research Farms
A radical new approach to generating human organs is to grow them inside pigs or sheep.


Braving a funding ban put in place by America’s top health agency, some U.S. research centers are moving ahead with attempts to grow human tissue inside pigs and sheep with the goal of creating hearts, livers, or other organs needed for transplants.

The effort to incubate organs in farm animals is ethically charged because it involves adding human cells to animal embryos in ways that could blur the line between species.

Last September, in a reversal of earlier policy, the National Institutes of Health announced it would not support studies involving such “human-animal chimeras” until it had reviewed the scientific and social implications more closely.

REST: http://www.technologyreview.com/news/545106/human-animal-chimeras-are-gestating-on-us-research-farms/


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on January 13, 2016, 08:25:48 pm
IVF: First genetically-modified human embryos 'could be created in Britain within weeks'
Scientists are about to learn whether their research proposal has been approved by the fertility watchdog


The first genetically-modified human embryos could be created in Britain within weeks according to the scientists who are about to learn whether their research proposal has been approved by the fertility watchdog.

Although it will be illegal to allow the embryos to live beyond 14 days, and be implanted into the womb, the researchers accepted that the research could one day lead to the birth of the first GM babies should the existing ban be lifted for medical reasons.

A licence application to edit the genes of “spare” IVF embryos for research purposes only is to be discussed on 14 January by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), with final approval likely to be given this month.

Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London said that if they are given the go-ahead they could begin work straight away, leading to the first transgenic human embryos created in Britain within the coming weeks or months.

The researchers emphasised that the research concerns the fundamental causes of infertility and involves editing of the genes of day-old IVF embryos that will not be allowed to develop beyond the seven-day “blastocyst” stage – it will be illegal to implant the modified embryos into the womb to create GM babies.

However, they accepted that if the research leads to a discovery of a genetic mutation that could improve the chances of successful pregnancies in women undergoing IVF treatment, it could lead to pressure to change the existing law to allow so-called “germ-line” editing of embryos and the birth of GM children.

rest: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/ivf-first-genetically-modified-human-embryos-could-be-created-in-britain-within-weeks-a6810506.html


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on February 01, 2016, 08:21:08 pm
British scientists granted permission to genetically modify human embryos
The Francis Crick institute will genetically edit the leftover embryos from from IVF clinics


British scientists have been granted permission to genetically modify human embryos by the fertility regulator.

The Francis Crick Institute could begin the controversial experiments as early as March after the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) gave the green light this morning.
The scientists want to deactivate genes in leftover embryos from IVF clinics to see if it hinders development.

It will only be the second time in the world that such a procedure has been undertaken and the first time it has been directly approved by a regulator. A Chinese team carried out similar experiments last year to widespread outcry.

Currently around 50 per cent of fertilised eggs do not develop properly and experts believe that faulty genetic code could be responsible.

If scientists knew which genes were crucial for healthy cell division, then they could screen out embryos where their DNA was not working properly, potentially preventing miscarriages and aiding fertility.

The initial pilot, which will also have to pass an ethics evaluation, will involve up to 30 embryos and the team would like to work on a further three genes, which could bring the total of to 120.

Critics warn that allowing embryos to be edited opens the door to designer babies and genetically modified humans.

Anne Scanlan of the charity LIFE said: “The HFEA now has the reputation of being the first regulator in the world to approve this uncertain and dangerous technology. It has ignored the warnings of over a hundred scientists worldwide and given permission for a procedure which could have damaging far-reaching implications for human beings."

But lead scientist Dr Kathy Niakan said that the research could fundamentally change our understanding of human biology and give hope to prospective parents.

“We would really like to understand the genes that are needed for an embryo to develop into a healthy baby,” she told a briefing in central London last month.

“Miscarriage and infertility are extremely common but they are not very well understood. We believe that this research could improve our understanding of the very earliest stages of human life.

rest: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12133410/British-scientists-granted-permission-to-genetically-modify-human-embryos.html


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on February 06, 2016, 06:07:33 pm
Award-winning biologist says Pope Francis gave his blessing to animal-human hybrids

In Greek mythology, the Chimera is a monstrous fire-breathing animal hybrid, usually depicted as a lion, with the head of a goat arising from its back, and a tail that ends with a snake’s head.

Now, unscrupulous scientists are fashioning even worse than Chimeras — animal-human hybrids — by injecting human stem cells into animals, to grow human organs for eventual transplant.

In January 2016, it was reported that scientists in Japan successfully used human stem cells to grow a human ear on the back of a rat. (Discovery)

In September 2015, the National Institutes of Health (NIH)  announced it would not support research involving “human-animal chimeras” because of the hybrids may blue the line between species by ending up with human brain cells. But some U.S. research centers are defying the federal government with support from other funding sources, such as California’s state stem-cell agency. They are growing human tissue inside pigs and sheep, with the goal of creating hearts, livers, or other organs for transplants. (See “Defiling God’s creation: Scientists are creating animal-human hybrids“)

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, is one such research center.

Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, 55, is a professor in the Gene Expression Laboratories at the Salk Institute. A native of Spain, he received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Pharmacology at the University of Bologna, Italy and the University of Valencia, Spain. In 2004, he helped establish the Center for Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona and was its Director for 10 years, from 2004 to 2014. He is the recipient of several awards and honors, including the William Clinton Presidential Award, the Pew Scholar Award, the Gold Medal of the Junta Castilla-La Mancha, and the Roger Guillemin Endowed Nobel Chair.

At the Salk Institute, Dr. Izpisua Belmonte heads a team of scientists who “discovered a new type of stem cell that allowed them to develop the first reliable method for integrating human stem cells into an animal embryo. This could help them overcome a major hurdle toward growing replacement organs for humans.” If allowed to grow after birth, the chimeric embryo creature would be an animal-human hybrid or chimera.

In a phone interview with Christine Gorman, an editor of Scientific American magazine, published on January 25, 2016, Dr. Izpisua Belmonte said the following in answer to Gorman’s question, “How far along have these human-animal chimeras developed?”:

“We are entering into an ethical [area]. Because there are some people who think that we shouldn’t mix human cells with other animals and there are others who don’t care, so to speak. Here in California, we have gone through the different committees and they allow us to have a pig embryo develop for a month. Which is one third of their gestation. At that point you can see already all of the major organ primordia.

There are other countries. I’m from Spain and Spain has been quite open to this field of stem cell research. And they have allowed us to go until the animal is born. So in theory we could have a pig born with the human organ. It was not easy. Even though Spain is quite open to this stem cell research area, at the same time, Spain is a very Catholic country, so we had to go through the Pope. He very nicely said yes. This is to help people.”

When Gorman expressed surprise and asked, “The current Pope?,” Dr. Izpisua Belmonte confirmed that indeed he was referring to Pope Francis, i.e., Jorge Bergoglio:

“Yes. The current Pope. So the Vatican is behind this research and has no problem based on the idea is to help humankind. And in theory all that we will be doing is killing pigs.

Dr. Izpisua Belmonte acknowledges that animal-human hybrids could develop human brain cells:

“One problem and the major problem is that these cells could colonize the brain of the animal in which you put them. And obviously it would not be appropriate to have an animal with neurons from people. Or these cells could colonize the germline so that the sperm or the oocytes of that pig would be human. So to avoid that the government of Spain allowed us to have the pig be born and then immediately after to be sacrificed.

But I was not happy with that. People will think that still you will have an embryo maybe with some neuron contribution. And even though the pig is not born, there are people who believe that that should not be done. So we are devising genetic engineering technology so that if a cell becomes a neuron it is just destroyed in the embryo. Any cell that starts to be taught okay you are going to become a neuron at the moment of the first stages of neurogenesis, we are putting a toxin construct in it so that it will be destroyed by itself. So that will prevent any pig embryos from having human neurons so to speak.

I feel that this will still generate controversy. Many people will think one way and others will think differently, so it is impossible to have a consensus. My feeling is that we still need to better understand these issues of cell competence, of mixing cells in embryogenesis—the rules of development, so to speak. And I am a developmental biologist by background and that is my own interest. It will take a long time to have all these hopes and dreams come true.”

According to a statement by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the Catholic Church supports ethically responsible stem cell research and “has long supported research using stem cells from adult tissue and umbilical cord blood, which poses no moral problem.” Ethically irresponsible research is any research that “exploits or destroys human embryos,” which would include “research as currently conducted” that employs embryonic stem cells. However, the Church “welcomes” proposed research that obtains “embryonic stem cells or their pluripotent equivalent without creating or harming embryos”.

An even more relevant document is Instruction Dignitas Personae on Certain Bioethical Questions, which was issued in 2008 under Pope Benedict XVI by the Vatican’s Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith as the Church’s doctrinal directives on embryonic ethical controversies. No. 33 of the Instruction clearly states the following on “attempts at hybridization”:

From the ethical standpoint, such procedures represent an offense against the dignity of human beings on account of the admixture of human and animal genetic elements capable of disrupting the specific identity of man. The possible use of the stem cells, taken from these embryos, may also involve additional health risks, as yet unknown, due to the presence of animal genetic material in their cytoplasm. To consciously expose a human being to such risks is morally and ethically unacceptable.

Animal-human hybrids do exactly that by being “admixtures of human and animal genetic elements” which “disrupt the specific identity of man”.

However, according to eminent biologist Dr. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Pope Francis approves of research that uses human stem cells to grow human organs in animal, which may lead to the animal developing HUMAN brain cells.

But that’s okay with Jorge Bergoglio, so long as the animal-human hybrid is immediately killed after it’s born. All in the name of the end justifying the means — “doing good” by “helping humankind”.

And who’s to say there aren’t scientists, even in Spain, who disobey the rule by letting the chimera survive after birth?

http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2016/02/06/award-winning-biologist-says-pope-francis-gave-his-blessing-to-animal-human-hybrids/


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on February 10, 2016, 07:27:34 pm
Barack Obama Pushes FDA to Allow Scientists to Create Three-Parent Embryos

Pro-abortion President Barack Obama made a move this week that brings to light his support for scientific research involving the destruction of human life to create three-parent embryos.

Pro-life U.S. Congressman Chris Smith’s office told LifeNews that the president removed pro-life embryo-protection language from the proposed 2017 budget, which was released Tuesday.

The language, introduced by U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama, is essential to protecting living human embryos from destruction, according to Smith’s office.

They told LifeNews:

    Chairman Aderholt included language in the FY16 Omnibus (Agriculture appropriations) that prevents the FDA from approving the genetic modification of human embryos, such as the creation of “three parent” embryos. This language is needed because the proposed techniques for genetic alteration of human embryos manipulate young human life, create new individuals as experiments, and destroy human embryos in the process of the experiments.

    The scientific community in the US has made clear it would like to create genetically modified human embryos, recently releasing a report that advises the FDA to move forward with approving these controversial technologies. The only safeguard against FDA action in favor of genetically modifying human embryos is the Aderholt provision.

While Aderholt’s provision in the federal budget protected young human life from genetic experimentation in 2016, the president’s actions threaten lives in 2017. Obama’s slashing of the pro-life provision comes just a week after a committee of scientists and ethicists recommended that the FDA approve three-parent embryo techniques for use in in vitro fertilization in the United States.

Rebecca Taylor explains more about the life-destroying research method:

    The committee calls it mitochondrial replacement techniques (MRT) because the goal is too “replace” defective mitochondria in woman with mitochondrial disease so they do not pass their genetic mutation onto their children.

    We all have genetic material outside our nucleus in our mitochondria called mtDNA. We inherit our mtDNA solely from our mother. The mitochondria we inherit are in our mother’s egg.

    There are two MRT procedures that the committee endorsed. One takes a donor egg and removes its nucleus, replacing it with the nucleus of the egg of a woman with defective mtDNA. This creates a hybrid egg with the genetic material from two women. That genetically modified egg is then fertilized with sperm.

    The second technique is a step further, manipulating not eggs but embryos after fertilization. It requires two embryos. One embryo with defective mitochondria and one “donor” embryo with healthy mitochondria. The nucleus of the healthy embryo is removed, and it is replaced with the nucleus of embryo with defective mtDNA. Two embryos are taken apart and destroyed to make a hybrid third embryo.

    Both techniques are genetic engineering. Both techniques create embryos with genetic material from three people. Both are germ-line modifications, meaning they will be passed on to future generations by any female children made with these procedures.

The president’s push for three-parent embryo research should come as no surprise. He also supports funding for life-destroying embryonic stem cell research and abortion through all nine months of pregnancy.

http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/10/barack-obama-pushes-fda-to-allow-scientists-to-create-three-parent-embryos/


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on February 25, 2016, 05:50:52 pm
Scientists claim they can create babies without men by injecting eggs with artificial sperm

The Chinese team says the new discovery could pave the way for exciting new treatments to boost male fertility

Scientists have claimed they have found a way for women to have babies without men by creating artificial sperm.

The team from China claim they have created healthy mouse babies by injecting laboratory-made sperm into eggs to produce mouse offspring.

The scientists claim their stem cell technique could pave the way for new treatments for male fertility.

But British experts have called for the results to be independently verified and pointed out that any practical application is likely to be a long way off.

The mouse cells produced were technically "spermatids" - undeveloped sperm that lack tails and cannot swim.

Yet when they were injected into mouse eggs, mimicking a common IVF technique called Icsi (intracytoplasmic sperm injection), they delivered viable embryos and healthy, fertile babies.

In the UK, using spermatids in the same way to produce a pregnancy would be illegal.

Dr Jiahao Sha, from Nanjing Medical University, who co-led the research, published the results in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Stem Cell.

He said: "If proven to be safe and effective in humans, our platform could potentially generate fully functional sperm for artificial insemination or in-vitro fertilisation techniques.

"Because currently available treatments do not work for many couples, we hope that our approach could substantially improve success rates for male infertility."

The scientists began with stem cells taken from mouse embryos which were exposed to a carefully mixed cocktail of chemicals.

This triggered their transformation into primordial germ cells, the first step on the developmental path to becoming sperm.

Next, the germ cells were exposed to testicular cells and testosterone in an attempt to mimic the natural environment of the testes.

Read more : Children born using IVF could face serious health problems later in life

When the resulting spermatids were injected into mouse eggs, they proved capable of producing embryos that developed normally.

Scientists have previously taken early steps in the process of creating artificial sperm and eggs in the laboratory.

In 2011 a Japanese team produced mouse germ cells from stem cells which eventually developed into healthy viable sperm, but only after they were injected into the testicles of male mice.

Infertility affects around 15% of couples and can be traced to the man in about a third of cases.

A major cause of male infertility is the failure of pre-cursor cells in the testes to undergo a special type of cell division called meiosis.

In 2014 a team of distinguished reproductive biologists writing in the journal Cell proposed a set of "gold standard" criteria to prove that all the essential steps of meiosis have taken place in artificially created eggs or sperm.

They included showing evidence of correct DNA content in the cell nucleus at specific meiotic stages, normal chromosome number and organisation, and the ability of the engineered cells to produce viable offspring.

The Chinese team claims to have passed all these tests.

Dr Sha said: "Our method fully complies with the gold standards recently proposed by a consensus panel of reproductive biologists, so we think that it holds tremendous promise for treating male infertility."

Scientists in the UK praised the "mammoth" achievement of their Chinese colleagues but said there were still many obstacles to be overcome before sperm-like cells grown in the laboratory could be of use to infertile men.

Professor Richard Sharpe, from the Medical Research Council Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Edinburgh, said safety was a major issue.

"Bear in mind that if germ cells do not format their DNA correctly, it may not only affect the resulting individual but might also affect the next generation," he pointed out.

Allan Pacey, Professor of Andrology at the University of Sheffield, said the study was an "interesting step forward".

But he added: "It's important to note that the sperm-like cells produced in the study were not fully mature sperm as we might know them. "

"In spite of these encouraging results, we are still some way from immediately applying this technique as a potential cure for human male infertility," he continued.

"It remains to be seen if this technique could be applied in humans to create sperm-like cells that might be usable in IVF."

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/scientists-claim-can-create-babies-7441572


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on May 14, 2016, 04:55:24 pm
Scientists Seek To Bring Dead Brains Back To Life
A clinical trial will determine if stem cells can restore function to brain dead patients

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No, it’s not science fiction. Indian researchers are embarking on a study to try to literally revive the brain dead. A person is both medically and legally dead when the brain stops working, an irreversible condition known as brain death. Now, if one group of scientists have their way, the definition of death might get a bit more complicated—they are kicking off a clinical trial in which they will try to regenerate a portion of the brain in 20 people with brain death.

The experiment, called the Reanima project, will be conducted by researchers from two India-based biotech companies—Bioquark and Revita Life Sciences—on a new drug formula called BQ-A-001. The drug contains stem cells that researchers hope will grow into useful neurons, along with a number of different proteins and peptides that will break down damaged cells and create a microenvironment in which the stem cells can mature. The researchers plan to use this drug along with neurological interventions already used on brain dead patients, such as Transcranial Laser Therapy and Median Nerve Stimulation. Inspired by organisms like salamanders that can regrow severed or damaged tails, Bioquark researchers have been developing regenerative treatments for a host of uses, from cancer to spinal cord injuries.

In this first trial of the Reanima project, the researchers are simply looking to see if a drug can prompt the “dead” brain to regrow functional neurons that could help restore the brain function. The study will take place in India.

The 20 enrolled subjects have all been declared legally brain dead. None of the subjects have organs that can be harvested and donated, and their families have chosen to donate their bodies to this research study. The researchers plan to start enrolling patients immediately. Over the course of six weeks, the researchers will administer numerous doses of the drug to each patient’s brainstem, an area which controls many of the body’s basic functions. At the end of the trial, the researchers will take MRIs of the brainstem to see if there’s been any promising growth in the brain—“Not just willy nilly nervous tissue, but actual structural growth,” Ira Pastor, the CEO of Bioquark, told Vocativ.

The researchers are keeping their goals modest for this initial trial. “We don’t believe people will be independently breathing after six weeks,” Pastor says. Eventually, though, they would like to get to the point where brain dead patients can progress gradually through levels of increasing consciousness—through vegetative state, then coma, then minimally conscious state—until they can simply wake up.

“We think it’s entirely feasible,” Pastor says.

Since Bioquark received approval for its clinical trial last month, shockingly few people have voiced concern over the reserach, Pastor says. Most of the feedback from brain specialists working in intensive care units has been overwhelmingly positive. “You talk to these folks, you tell them what you’re doing, and they’ll tell you it’s not that far-fetched—it’s a hard program, and it will take a while, but they say it can happen,” he adds. There also hasn’t been any backlash from religious groups—“No one from the Vatican has called and chastised us for playing God. I don’t see it like that,” Pastor says.

The one community he has gotten pushback from, though, are people worried that Bioquark is going to create real-life zombies like those in “The Walking Dead.” “I’m amazed at how people think will start the zombie apocalypse,” he says, admitting that if he truly had the technology to raise the dead from the ground, it would be pretty cool, despite their hankering for human flesh.

If the trials go well and hint at a future in which brain dead people can be reanimated, the research will bring up a number of philosophical and ethical questions. For example: if a person is revived using stem cells to grow new neurons, is she still the same person she was before she was brain dead? Some neuroscientists and philosophers believe the answer will be no, that it’s the wiring that makes us who we are, no more than the summation of links and connections between brain cells.

The definition of death, too, would have to change. As Wired pointed out in 2014, experts still debate exactly how to define death. To some, a person who is brain dead but with a beating heart seems to be alive. For example, life support machines have been keeping teenage Jahi McMath alive since she was declared brain dead in 2013. To others, declaration of brain death indicates a person should be taken off of their life support systems and allowed to physically die.

If Pastor’s projections are correct, these issues will enter our national conversation sooner than later. This trial may just be the first step.

“It’s not going to be decades,” Pastor says. “With everything going right, this is something that could happen sooner than we think. But it’s not going to happen in six weeks.”

rest: http://www.vocativ.com/318112/brain-dead-reasearch/


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on May 14, 2016, 05:53:59 pm
Scientists Talk Privately About Creating a Synthetic Human Genome

Scientists are now contemplating the fabrication of a human genome, meaning they would use chemicals to manufacture all the DNA contained in human chromosomes.

The prospect is spurring both intrigue and concern in the life sciences community because it might be possible, such as through cloning, to use a synthetic genome to create human beings without biological parents.

While the project is still in the idea phase, and also involves efforts to improve DNA synthesis in general, it was discussed at a closed-door meeting on Tuesday at Harvard Medical School in Boston. The nearly 150 attendees were told not to contact the news media or to post on Twitter during the meeting.

Organizers said the project could have a big scientific payoff and would be a follow-up to the original Human Genome Project, which was aimed at reading the sequence of the three billion chemical letters in the DNA blueprint of human life. The new project, by contrast, would involve not reading, but rather writing the human genome — synthesizing all three billion units from chemicals.

But such an attempt would raise numerous ethical issues. Could scientists create humans with certain kinds of traits, perhaps people born and bred to be soldiers? Or might it be possible to make copies of specific people?

“Would it be O.K., for example, to sequence and then synthesize Einstein’s genome?” Drew Endy, a bioengineer at Stanford, and Laurie Zoloth, a bioethicist at Northwestern University, wrote in an essay criticizing the proposed project. “If so how many Einstein genomes should be made and installed in cells, and who would get to make them?”

Dr. Endy, though invited, said he deliberately did not attend the meeting at Harvard because it was not being opened to enough people and was not giving enough thought to the ethical implications of the work.

rest of this n@zi scheme: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/14/science/synthetic-human-genome.html?_r=1


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on May 18, 2016, 09:16:20 pm
In Search For Cures, Scientists Create Embryos That Are Both Animal And Human

A handful of scientists around the United States are trying to do something that some people find disturbing: make embryos that are part human, part animal.

The researchers hope these embryos, known as chimeras, could eventually help save the lives of people with a wide range of diseases.

One way would be to use chimera embryos to create better animal models to study how human diseases happen and how they progress.

Perhaps the boldest hope is to create farm animals that have human organs that could be transplanted into terminally ill patients.

But some scientists and bioethicists worry the creation of these interspecies embryos crosses the line. "You're getting into unsettling ground that I think is damaging to our sense of humanity," says Stuart Newman, a professor of cell biology and anatomy at the New York Medical College.

The experiments are so sensitive that the National Institutes of Health has imposed a moratorium on funding them while officials explore the ethical issues they raise.

Nevertheless, a small number of researchers are pursuing the work with private funding. They hope the results will persuade the NIH to lift the moratorium.

"We're not trying to make a chimera just because we want to see some kind of monstrous creature," says Pablo Ross, a reproductive biologist at the University of California, Davis. "We're doing this for a biomedical purpose."

The NIH is expected to announce soon how it plans to handle requests for funding.

Recently, Ross agreed to let me visit his lab for an unusual look at his research. During the visit, Ross demonstrated how he is trying to create a pancreas that theoretically could be transplanted into a patient with diabetes.

The first step involves using new gene-editing techniques to remove the gene that pig embryos need to make a pancreas.

Working under an elaborate microscope, Ross makes a small hole in the embryo's outer membrane with a laser. Next, he injects a molecule synthesized in the laboratory to home in and delete the pancreas gene inside. (In separate experiments, he has done this to sheep embryos, too.)

After the embryos have had their DNA edited this way, Ross creates another hole in the membrane so he can inject human induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS for short, into the pig embryos.

Like human embryonic stem cells, iPS cells can turn into any kind of cell or tissue in the body. The researchers' hope is that the human stem cells will take advantage of the void in the embryo to start forming a human pancreas.

Because iPS cells can be made from any adult's skin cells, any organs they form would match the patient who needs the transplant, vastly reducing the risk that the body would reject the new organ.

But for the embryo to develop and produce an organ, Ross has to put the chimera embryos into the wombs of adult pigs. That involves a surgical procedure, which is performed in a large operating room across the street from Ross's lab.

Pablo Ross of the University of California, Davis inserts human stem cells into a pig embryo as part of experiments to create chimeric embryos. Rob Stein/NPR hide caption
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Pablo Ross of the University of California, Davis inserts human stem cells into a pig embryo as part of experiments to create chimeric embryos.

Pablo Ross of the University of California, Davis inserts human stem cells into a pig embryo as part of experiments to create chimeric embryos.
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The day Ross opened his lab to me, a surgical team was anesthetizing an adult female pig so surgeons could make an incision to get access to its uterus.

Ross then rushed over with a special syringe filled with chimera embryos. He injected 25 embryos into each side of the animal's uterus. The procedure took about an hour. He repeated the process on a second pig.

Every time Ross does this, he then waits a few weeks to allow the embryos to develop to their 28th day — a time when primitive structures such as organs start to form.

Ross then retrieves the chimeric embryos to dissect them so he can see what the human stem cells are doing inside. He examines whether the human stem cells have started to form a pancreas, and whether they have begun making any other types of tissues.

The uncertainty is part of what makes the work so controversial. Ross and other scientists conducting these experiments can't know exactly where the human stem cells will go. Ross hopes they'll only grow a human pancreas. But they could go elsewhere, such as to the brain.

"If you have pigs with partly human brains you would have animals that might actually have consciousness like a human," Newman says. "It might have human-type needs. We don't really know."

That possibility raises new questions about the morality of using the animals for experimentation. Another concern is that the stem cells could form human sperm and human eggs in the chimeras.

"If a male chimeric pig mated with a female chimeric pig, the result could be a human fetus developing in the uterus of that female chimera," Newman says. Another possibility is the animals could give birth to some kind of part-human, part-pig creature.

"One of the concerns that a lot of people have is that there's something sacrosanct about what it means to be human expressed in our DNA," says Jason Robert, a bioethicist at Arizona State University. "And that by inserting that into other animals and giving those other animals potentially some of the capacities of humans that this could be a kind of violation — a kind of, maybe, even a playing God."

Ross defends what his work. "I don't consider that we're playing God or even close to that," Ross says. "We're just trying to use the technologies that we have developed to improve peoples' life."

Still, Ross acknowledges the concerns. So he's moving very carefully, he says. For example, he's only letting the chimera embryos develop for 28 days. At that point, he removes the embryos and dissects them.

If he discovers the stem cells are going to the wrong places in the embryos, he says he can take steps to stop that from happening. In addition, he'd make sure adult chimeras are never allowed to mate, he says.

"We're very aware and sensitive to the ethical concerns," he says. "One of the reasons we're doing this research the way we're doing it is because we want to provide scientific information to inform those concerns."

Ross is working with Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte from the Salk Intitute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif., and Hiromitsu Nakauchi at Stanford University. Daniel Garry of the University of Minnesota and colleagues are conducting similar work.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/18/478212837/in-search-for-cures-scientists-create-embryos-that-are-both-animal-and-human


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 10, 2016, 02:56:39 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFBUdLx3Z2k


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on July 22, 2016, 02:25:18 pm
Chinese scientists to pioneer first human CRISPR trial

A team led by Lu You, an oncologist at Sichuan University’s West China Hospital in Chengdu, plans to start testing such cells in people with lung cancer next month. The clinical trial received ethical approval from the hospital's review board on 6 July. “It’s an exciting step forward,” says Carl June, a clinical researcher in immunotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.   

http://www.nature.com/news/chinese-scientists-to-pioneer-first-human-crispr-trial-1.20302?WT.ec_id=NEWSDAILY-20160722


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on July 22, 2016, 02:28:34 pm
Wanted: 'Adventurous woman' to give birth to Neanderthal man - Harvard professor seeks mother for cloned cave baby

Professor George Church of Harvard Medical School believes he can reconstruct Neanderthal DNA
His ambitious plan requires a human volunteer willing to allow the DNA to be put into stem cells, then a human embryo



Neanderthals have been extinct for 33,000 years, but George Church, a genetics professor at Harvard Medical School, believes he can bring them back with the help of a surrogate human mother.

They're usually thought of as a brutish, primitive species.

So what woman would want to give birth to a Neanderthal baby?

Yet this incredible scenario is the plan of one of the world’s leading geneticists, who is seeking a volunteer to help bring man’s long-extinct close relative back to life.

Professor George Church of Harvard Medical School believes he can reconstruct Neanderthal DNA and resurrect the species which became extinct 33,000 years ago.

His scheme is reminiscent of Jurassic Park but, while in the film dinosaurs were created in a laboratory, Professor Church’s ambitious plan requires a human volunteer.

He said his analysis of Neanderthal genetic code using samples from bones is complete enough to reconstruct their DNA.

He said: ‘Now I need an adventurous female human.

‘It depends on a hell of a lot of things, but I think it can be done.’

Professor Church’s plan would begin by artificially creating Neanderthal DNA based on genetic code found in fossil remains. He would put this DNA into stem cells.

These would be injected into cells from a human embryo in the early stages of life.

It is thought that the stem cells would steer the development of the hybrid embryo on Neanderthal lines, rather than human ones.

After growing in the lab for a few days, the ‘neo-Neanderthal’ embryo would be implanted in the womb of a surrogate mother – the volunteer. Professor Church, 58, is a pioneer in synthetic biology who helped initiate the Human Genome Project that mapped our DNA.

Big ideas: Contrary to belief, Neanderthals had a larger brain size and may have been more intelligent than humans

Bringing the past alive: A scene from the film Jurassic Park, which suggested dinosaurs could be recreated through DNA trapped in amber

He says Neanderthals were not the lumbering brutes of the  stereotype, but highly intelligent. Their brains were roughly the same size as man’s, and they made primitive tools.

Cloning the caveman: Geneticist Professor George Church

He believes his project could  benefit mankind.

He told German magazine Der Spiegel: ‘Neanderthals might think differently than we do. They could even be more intelligent than us.

‘When the time comes to deal with an epidemic or getting off the planet, it’s conceivable that their way of thinking could be beneficial.’

Scientists say that his plan is theoretically possible, although in Britain, like most countries, human reproductive cloning is a criminal offence.

But Professor Church’s proposal is so cutting-edge that it may not be covered by existing laws.

However, experts worry that neo-Neanderthals might lack the immunity to modern diseases to survive, and some fear that the process might lead to deformity.

There is also uncertainty over how they would fit into today’s world. Bioethicist Bernard Rollin of Colorado State University said: ‘I don’t think it’s fair to put people... into a circumstance where they are going to be mocked and possibly feared.’

In a scathing reaction, Philippa Taylor of the Christian Medical Fellowship said: ‘It is hard to know where to begin with the ethical and safety concerns.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265402/Adventurous-human-woman-wanted-birth-Neanderthal-man-Harvard-professor.html


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on August 05, 2016, 05:30:44 pm
NIH might start funding human-animal chimera studies
As you can guess, these experiments raise a lot of ethical concerns.

The NIH could start funding experiments that inject human stem cells in animal embryos to create hybrids called "chimeras." It issued a blanked ban on chimera research last year, but it looks like the organization changed its mind after examining the science behind it and talking to lead experts in the field. Carrie D. Wolinetz, NIH's Associate Director for Science Policy, wrote in a blog post that the "formation of these types of human-animal organism, referred to as "chimeras," holds tremendous potential for disease modeling, drug testing and perhaps eventual organ transplant."

While the NIH is now more open to the possibility of creating hybrids for disease research and organ transplants, that doesn't mean it's funding even studies that could lead to our sci-fi-esque apocalyptic end. To start with, it still wouldn't earmark money for experiments aiming to develop and breed animals with human sperm and egg cells.

It also plans to form a committee tasked with examining every study that falls into these two areas of research: first is the type that introduces stem cells into non-human vertebrate embryos. Scientists will be allowed to inject cells into embryos before the animals' organs start developing, so long as they're not experimenting on non-human primates like chimpanzees. Anybody working on monkeys or chimpanzees will have to wait until the embryos are further along.

The second area of research the committee will keep a close eye on is introducing stem cells into animals to grow organs for transplant. In at least one previous experiment, researchers were able to grow rat pancreas in a mouse that lacks the genes to grow them. Scientists are hoping to replicate that feat on pigs. If they could grow, say, human liver or kidneys in pigs whose genes were tweaked not to grow them, then the organs could eventually be transplanted into human patients.

As you can imagine, though, studies like these raise a lot of ethical concerns. What if the stem cells turn into part of the animal's brain and it ends up developing a consciousness comparable to ours? "What makes us human?," Jeffrey P. Kahn, the director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, asked The New York Times. "Is it having 51 percent human cells?" He explained people's concerns to the publication, one of which is the possibility of creating chimeras that are more human than not.

The NIH is now seeking public comments on its proposal. If you want the agency to hear your thoughts, you have until September 4th to send them in.

https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/05/nih-human-animal-hybrid-studies/


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on August 05, 2016, 05:31:44 pm
WELL, THAT WAS FAST

Human-Animal Chimera Studies Are Now Allowed In the U.S.

The NIH is poised to lift a ban that prevented researchers from creating human-animal chimeras with stem cells

Nearly a year ago, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) decided to stop funding research in a promising area of stem cell science. Scientists eager to find new ways to generate desperately needed human organs or tissues to replace damaged or diseased ones have been excited by the possibility of inserting a specific type of human stem cell, which has the potential to turn into any type of tissue, into animals, where they could develop and eventually be transplanted into humans. The process creates human-animal chimeras, similar to those highlighted in science fiction, where humans take on animal-like features and animals take on human characteristics. The NIH decided to stop funding such research over concerns about the unpredictable consequences and ethically unresolved questions that such chimeras raise.

But the agency now says that it will lift the ban and put in place a review process that would require two types of chimera studies to get further review. These include experiments in which human stem cells are added to very early embryos of other animals, and studies in which the human stem cells are injected into the brains of mammals other than rats and mice.

The decision could reinvigorate the next phase of stem cell research, which has always been plagued by controversy and ethical concerns over how such powerful cells, which can theoretically seed new human beings, are handled. The NIH will continue to ban studies in which chimeras are allowed to reproduce, or in which human stem cells are injected into early embryos of our closely related primates.

But for researchers like Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte at the Salk Institute, it represents an opportunity. Belmonte is studying ways to produce human tissues for transplant but has been working a collaborators in Spain since his studies are not permitted in the U.S. “The possibility of NIH supporting our current program of research will enhance and accelerate our goals toward function integration of patient derived cells into a developing embryo from a different species,” he said to TIME in an email. Such studies will not only potentially provide new sources of human tissues for transplant but also help expose some of the still mysterious ways that diseases like cancer develop.

http://time.com/4440907/human-animal-chimera-stem-cells/


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 01, 2016, 05:03:51 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/3e834ccc-b3b4-33c8-a57b-18bfaeb349b6/ss_egyptian-mummy%26%2339%3Bs-face.html
9/1/16
Egyptian mummy's face recreated with 3D printing

An Egyptian mummy’s head and face have been reconstructed with forensic science and 3D printing, offering scientists a tantalizing glimpse of the individual’s life and death. The mummified head was discovered by accident in the collections of the University of Melbourne in Australia. A museum curator happened upon the remains during an audit and, concerned about the state of the specimen, sent it for a computed tomography (CT) scan. “Turns out, [the skull] is actually quite intact; it has got bandages and looks well on the inside,” said Varsha Pilbrow, a biological anthropologist in the University of Melbourne’s Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience.


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on September 14, 2016, 05:38:38 pm
Making babies without eggs may be possible, say scientists

Scientists say early experiments suggest it may one day be possible to make babies without using eggs. They have succeeded in creating healthy baby mice by tricking sperm into believing they were fertilising normal eggs. The findings...could, in the distant future, mean women can be removed from the baby-making process, say the researchers. 

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-37337215


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on September 15, 2016, 05:31:56 pm
Science is One Step Closer to Cloning a Race of Super Humans

What they have done is recreate the DNA from scratch, though they haven’t actually brought the bacteria to life, yet. What was once thought impossible is no longer. This is the first synthetic genome ever assembled, and is being hailed as the most complex feat of genetic engineering, thus far. With this technique, we could create any kind of life form we wanted, 

http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/researchers-are-close-to-rewriting-our-dna-entirely-taking-us-ever-closer-toward-human-cloning


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 27, 2016, 09:45:28 pm
http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/27/health/3-parent-baby/index.html
9/27/16
Controversial 3-parent baby technique produces a boy

CNN)Not everyone is rejoicing following the birth of a seemingly healthy three-parent baby earlier this year, which is detailed in study published in a scientific journal Tuesday. The baby boy was born on April 6 in Mexico, having been conceived using a technique called spindle nuclear transfer.

As reported in the journal Fertility and Sterility, the use of this reproductive technology was intended to prevent Leigh syndrome, a severe neurological condition that affects at least one in 40,000 newborns.

The mother previously had four pregnancy losses and had given birth to two children, one who survived less than a year, another who lived only 6 years due to the syndrome. For religious reasons, the mother wanted to use a technique that would not require the destruction of fertilized eggs, which an approved treatment in the United Kingdom would require.

Led by Dr. John Zhang, founder of the New Hope Fertility Center in New York City, her doctors left the US, where the technique has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and performed their work in Mexico, which is free of similar regulations.

Though billed by Zhang as a "first ever," a different version of this same technique had been used by fertility clinics in the past, explained Professor Hank Greely of Stanford University, who specializes in the ethical, legal and social implications of new biomedical technologies.

"About a dozen such babies were born in the US in the late 1990s/early 2000s before the FDA -- pushed, I think, by cloning concerns -- decided that this procedure needed FDA approval," said Greely, adding that the clinics who did this before have since stopped performing the procedure.

While in the past, the procedure was used to help women conceive and give birth to healthy babies in cases of infertility, the new version was created to tackle a specific problem: mitochondrial mutations.

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Title: Giant Foot Print 200 Million Yrs Old - South Africa
Post by: christistruth on October 01, 2016, 09:13:45 am
https://youtu.be/dRuxw-nZoJw


Title: L.A. Marzulli and Richard Shaw: The Kandahar Giant
Post by: christistruth on October 02, 2016, 01:12:13 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikcryJ4apF4


Title: Rev. Jim Wilhemsen - Inhabitants of the Hollow Earth
Post by: christistruth on October 02, 2016, 08:27:21 pm
Video is a little weird; but the audio is good. The information is intriguing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TS3FqkJgag


Title: Giant of Kandahar Afghanistan - Soldiers Account
Post by: christistruth on October 03, 2016, 09:14:33 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zp7e8zKk7A


Title: Two GIANT Men spotted nearby Giza Pyramids!
Post by: christistruth on October 03, 2016, 09:38:52 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-EG7mct4YU


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on November 16, 2016, 04:16:18 pm
CRISPR gene-editing tested in a person for the first time

A Chinese group has become the first to inject a person with cells that contain genes edited using the revolutionary CRISPR–Cas9 technique. On 28 October, a team led by oncologist Lu You at Sichuan University in Chengdu delivered the modified cells into a patient with aggressive lung cancer as part of a clinical trial at the West China Hospital, also in Chengdu.

http://www.nature.com/news/crispr-gene-editing-tested-in-a-person-for-the-first-time-1.20988


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 17, 2016, 04:41:28 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gDSTYNFArI


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 15, 2016, 06:13:08 pm
http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/britain-agrees-to-license-three-parent-ivf-babies-to-prevent-disease/ar-AAlAQuz?OCID=ansmsnnews11
Britain agrees to license three-parent IVF babies to prevent disease
12/15/16

Britain on Thursday became the first country to formally licence an in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment designed to create babies from three people.

In a long-awaited decision, Britain's Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) gave the final go-ahead for the treatment known as mitochondrial transfer, which doctors say could help prevent incurable inherited diseases.

Britain's parliament last year voted to change the law to allow the treatments if and when they were ready for licensing. This latest HFEA decision means the first babies created by the technique in Britain could be born in 2017.

The government's chief scientific adviser, Mark Walport, praised the decision as a "careful and considered" assessment which put Britain at the forefront of medical advances.

The technique involves intervening in the fertilization process to remove mitochondria, which act as tiny energy-generating batteries inside cells, and which, if faulty, can cause fatal heart problems, liver failure, brain disorders, blindness and muscular dystrophy.

"Mitochondrial donation offers a real opportunity to cure a class of potentially devastating inherited conditions and will bring hope to hundreds of affected families in the UK," said Dagan Wells, a professor at Oxford University's biomedical research centre and one of many experts welcoming the decision.

The treatment is known as "three-parent" IVF because the babies, born from genetically modified embryos, would have DNA from a mother, a father and from a female donor.

Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust global health charity, said it was a "landmark day for people living with mitochondrial disease".

Research teams around the world have tested and trialled the techniques in a series of pre-clinical experiments, but as yet they have not been used to treat patients in Britain.

The world's first and so-far only known mitochondrial transfer baby was born earlier this year after U.S. doctors working at a clinic in Mexico helped a Jordanian couple conceive using the new three-way treatment.

(Editing by Catherine Evans)


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on January 13, 2017, 12:29:31 am
Babies made without mothers 'will come sooner than we think',

leading scientists warn after study discovered how to make embryos from skin cells
Last year British doctors discovered how to make embryos from skin cells
It would mean that men could conceive a baby with other men alone
At the time, scientists said the scenario is 'speculative and fanciful'
But top biologists at Harvard and Brown warn science is 'hurtling' faster than we think, and urge nations to look at the legal minefield that surrounds the idea 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4110572/Babies-without-mothers-come-sooner-think-leading-scientists-warn-study-discovered-make-embryos-skin-cells.html#ixzz4VcXYL46v
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Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on January 25, 2017, 03:34:06 am
Life, but not as we know it: Scientists engineer first semisynthetic organism with three-base-pair DNA

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) claim to have created the first stable semisynthetic organism with extra bases added to its genetic code. The single-celled organism is also able to continually replicate the synthetic base pair as it divides, which could mean that future synthetic organisms may be able to carry extra genetic information in their DNA sequences indefinitely.

http://newatlas.com/semisynthetic-organism-genome-scripps/47526/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=2996e1082e-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-2996e1082e-91888189


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on February 22, 2017, 06:26:02 pm
This article uses the (The Israel Bible™) so i replaced them with proper Bible quotes  ;D

Is Genetic Engineering Recreating the Sin of Noah’s Generation?

Ecc 7:13 Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?

New technology enabling scientists to manipulate genes, mixing human genes and organs with those of animals, is a disturbing trend in science which one rabbi believes mirrors the sin that led to global destruction in the generation of Noah.

Last week, the National Academies of Sciences and Medicine released a new report including recommendations to ensure genetic research done in the United States is performed responsibly and ethically. In essence, this report gave the greenlight to gene research, even though funding for such research is currently banned by the government because of the ethical dilemmas it raises.

The new technology bears with it practical risk. Genetic research can take two forms: gene editing to cure or prevent disease, and gene editing to enhance humans. Genetics is uncharted territory and scientists could accidentally introduce a dangerous mutation that will harm future generations, or, in an attempt to create vaccines, inadvertently create a superior form of the disease which could threaten mankind.

Rabbi Moshe Avraham Halperin of the Machon Mada’i Technology Al Pi Halacha (the Institute for Science and Technology According to Jewish Law) stated in response to the report that there are clear Torah guidelines for this new technology. Rabbi Halperin referred to the Biblical law concerning mixing of species.

Lev 19:19 Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.

“It is forbidden to create a creature that is a mixture of species, but as long as they are not producing a new creature that has a different form, it is permitted,” Rabbi Halperin told Breaking Israel News.

However, he noted, “Improving species, even the human race, is not forbidden by Jewish law. Changing the color of the skin or hair is permitted, even more so when it concerns removing genetic maladies. But the process certainly needs oversight.”

Rabbi Yosef Berger, rabbi of the Tomb of King David on Mount Zion, stressed that the issue of mixing species had serious Biblical ramifications, noting that the verse forbidding mixing breeds of animals directly preceded a section of the Torah dealing with sexual impropriety.

Lev 19:20 And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.

The rabbi explained the connection between the two distinct commandments.

“This is also expressed in the sin of the generation of Noah, which, according to Jewish tradition was the forbidden mixing of animals and man,” Rabbi Berger told Breaking Israel News, quoting Genesis.

Gen 6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

“Noah’s generation sinned sexually, but it was expressed in the mixing of species,” he explained.

“This sexual sin could prevent the coming Messianic era as the connection between man and woman is a holy part of the process of bringing geula (redemption). This is the basis of the requirement to be fruitful and multiply: to bring Moshiach (Messiah).”

Rabbi Berger stressed that this mitzvah (Torah commandment) requires a proper level of purity. Mixing of species is an improper manifestation of procreation that led to the destruction of the generation of Noah.

Thus, even when saving lives, one of the most important mitzvot, one must be mindful of dangers and limits, Rabbi Berger cautioned.

The limits of science and ethics are indeed being expanded and tested in remarkable ways. In 2015, several groundbreaking experiments took place in genetic engineering. A herd of cloned cattle, genetically engineered with human DNA, were used to incubate antibodies against the Ebola virus. In the same year, scientists at Duke University announced that they had successfully boosted brain size in mice by using human DNA as a catalyst.

Also at Duke, kidneys from aborted human fetuses were transplanted into rats in order to determine if human organs could be grown in animals, solving the problem of organ donations.

In one particularly disturbing case, geneticists in China modified the DNA of human embryos, concentrating on the gene responsible for β-thalassaemia, a potentially fatal blood disorder. However, in their final report, the researchers said they found a surprising number of unintended mutations.

These experiments illustrate just some of the astounding areas researchers are exploring. The science involved is staggering, but the ethical considerations are even more perplexing, and less likely to receive clear-cut answers.

Certain areas of research in the United States are stalled until the issue of abortions is resolved, establishing once and for all the legal status of fetuses and embryos. Manipulating genes in utero to eradicate genetic disease can alleviate great suffering, but brushes up against eugenics, the intentional improving of the human race. Negative eugenics were first espoused by the Nazis and other racist ideologies as a method of creating a master race.

The research takes on dark spiritual overtones in the context of the growing transhumanism movement, which believes that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations by means of science and technology.


Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/83976/genetic-engineering-recreating-sin-noahs-generation/#k6v88FpHgj1MtZUX.99


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on March 02, 2017, 07:11:57 pm
Artificial human life could soon be grown in lab after embryo breakthrough

"Until there is an enforceable global ban on those possibilities, as we saw with mitochondrial transfer, this kind of research risks doing the scientific groundwork for entrepreneurs, who will use the technologies in countries with no regulation."

The scientists would need to seek permission from the Human Fertility and Embryology Authority (HFEA), before attempting to create human embryos using the technique, and experts called for 'international dialogue' before going ahead.

Prof James Adjaye, Chair of Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine, Heinrich Heine University, in Germany, said:  “A regulatory body will ultimately decide on whether human stem cell embryos can be generated and for how long they can be left in the petri dish to develop further.

“Of course, there should be an international dialogue on the regulation of such experiments.”

But the study was welcomed by the scientific community who said it was a significant breakthrough.

Dr Dusko Ilic, Reader in Stem Cell Science, King’s College London, said the research was ‘masterpiece’ in creating the earliest steps of life in a lab.

“This report is significant. The group from Cambridge is actually making the embryos de novo, using two different cell types, mixing them in a specific ratio and letting them to assemble together the embryo. This is science at its best.”

The research was published in the journal Science and was funded by the Wellcome Trust and the European Research Council.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/03/02/artificial-human-life-could-soon-grown-lab-embryo-breakthrough/


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 19, 2017, 05:00:32 pm
Three-parent babies could risk the future of the human race, warn 55 Italian MPs

THREE-PARENT babies could risk the future of the human race by "modifying genetic heritage in an irreversible way", warned 55 Italian MPs.

By Levi Winchester
PUBLISHED: 12:21, Sat, Feb 21, 2015 | UPDATED: 14:38, Fri, Feb 27, 2015

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/559628/Three-parent-babies-risk-human-race-says-Italian-MPs

The group of Italian politicians have called on the House of Lords to reject a law to allow so-called three-parent babies - stating the notion "cannot possibly be contained within the confines of the United Kingdom".

The stern warning comes after MPs in Britain voted overwhelmingly in favour of the controversial technique of mitochondrial donation - which would allow children to be conceived with genetic material from a trio of individuals.

In a strongly worded letter to The Times, the Italian Mps wrote that the legalisation of such a technique "could have uncontrollable and unforeseeable consequences, affecting future generations and modifying genetic heritage in an irreversible way, inevitably affecting the human species as a whole".

The letter also argues that "the greater part of the scientific community maintain that the scientific data currently available is insufficient to even consider intervention on human subjects, and there cannot therefore be any guarantee for the safety of any eventual off-spring".

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Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 04, 2017, 04:55:29 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNAAFv7F_a0


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on August 02, 2017, 07:20:34 pm
First embryo gene-repair holds promise for inherited disease

Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes — a big step toward one day preventing a list of inherited diseases.

In a surprising discovery, a research team led by Oregon Health and & Science University reported Wednesday that embryos can help fix themselves if scientists jump-start the process early enough.

It’s laboratory research only, nowhere near ready to be tried in a pregnancy. But it suggests that scientists might alter DNA in a way that protects not just one baby from a disease that runs in the family, but his or her offspring as well. And that raises ethical questions.

“I for one believe, and this paper supports the view, that ultimately gene editing of human embryos can be made safe. Then the question truly becomes, if we can do it, should we do it?” said Dr. George Daley, a stem cell scientist and dean of Harvard Medical School. He wasn’t involved in the new research and praised it as “quite remarkable.”

“This is definitely a leap forward,” agreed developmental geneticist Robin Lovell-Badge of Britain’s Francis Crick Institute.

Today, couples seeking to avoid passing on a bad gene sometimes have embryos created in fertility clinics so they can discard those that inherit the disease and attempt pregnancy only with healthy ones, if there are any.

Gene editing in theory could rescue diseased embryos. But so-called “germline” changes — altering sperm, eggs or embryos — are controversial because they would be permanent, passed down to future generations. Critics worry about attempts at “designer babies” instead of just preventing disease, and a few previous attempts at learning to edit embryos, in China, didn’t work well and, more importantly, raised safety concerns.

In a series of laboratory experiments reported in the journal Nature, the Oregon researchers tried a different approach.

They targeted a gene mutation that causes a heart-weakening disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, that affects about 1 in 500 people. Inheriting just one copy of the bad gene can cause it.

The team programmed a gene-editing tool, named CRISPR-Cas9, that acts like a pair of molecular scissors to find that mutation — a missing piece of genetic material.

Then came the test. Researchers injected sperm from a patient with the heart condition along with those molecular scissors into healthy donated eggs at the same time. The scissors cut the defective DNA in the sperm.

Normally cells will repair a CRISPR-induced cut in DNA by essentially gluing the ends back together. Or scientists can try delivering the missing DNA in a repair package, like a computer’s cut-and-paste program.

Instead, the newly forming embryos made their own perfect fix without that outside help, reported Oregon Health & Science University senior researcher Shoukhrat Mitalipov.

We all inherit two copies of each gene, one from dad and one from mom — and those embryos just copied the healthy one from the donated egg.

“The embryos are really looking for the blueprint,” Mitalipov, who directs OHSU’s Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy, said in an interview. “We’re finding embryos will repair themselves if you have another healthy copy.”

It worked 72 percent of the time, in 42 out of 58 embryos. Normally a sick parent has a 50-50 chance of passing on the mutation.

Previous embryo-editing attempts in China found not every cell was repaired, a safety concern called mosaicism. Beginning the process before fertilization avoided that problem: Until now, “everybody was injecting too late,” Mitalipov said.

Nor did intense testing uncover any “off-target” errors, cuts to DNA in the wrong places, reported the team, which also included researchers from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California and South Korea’s Institute for Basic Science. The embryos weren’t allowed to develop beyond eight cells, a standard for laboratory research. The experiments were privately funded; U.S. tax dollars aren’t allowed for embryo research.

Genetics and ethics experts not involved in the work say it’s a critical first step — but just one step — toward eventually testing the process in pregnancy, something currently prohibited by U.S. policy.

“This is very elegant lab work,” but it’s moving so fast that society needs to catch up and debate how far it should go, said Johns Hopkins University bioethicist Jeffrey Kahn.

And lots more research is needed to tell if it’s really safe, added Britain’s Lovell-Badge. He and Kahn were part of a National Academy of Sciences report earlier this year that said if germline editing ever were allowed, it should be only for serious diseases with no good alternatives and done with strict oversight.

“What we do not want is for rogue clinicians to start offering treatments” that are unproven, as has happened with some other experimental technologies, he stressed.

Among key questions: Would the technique work if mom, not dad, harbored the mutation? Is repair even possible if both parents pass on a bad gene?

Mitalipov is “pushing a frontier,” but it’s responsible basic research that’s critical for understanding embryos and disease inheritance, noted University of Pittsburgh professor Kyle Orwig.

In fact, Mitalipov said the research should offer critics some reassurance: If embryos prefer self-repair, it would be extremely hard to add traits for “designer babies” rather than just eliminate disease.

“All we did is un-modify the already mutated gene.”

https://apnews.com/fcf52fde924d430ca9441aa401c259ed/First-embryo-gene-repair-holds-promise-for-inherited-disease


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on August 02, 2017, 07:21:00 pm
Faulty DNA breakthrough could lead to 'superior' children

    In a world first, doctors used gene-editing to cut out DNA from fertilised egg
    The technique worked on three quarters of the 58 embryos it was tried on
    It could lead to the eradication of inherited diseases such as cystic fibrosis
    Campaigners warned it might also open door to ‘superior designer babies’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4755344/Ethical-concerns-dawn-designer-baby.html


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on October 20, 2017, 06:34:28 pm
Meet the animal scientist trying to grow human organs — in pigs

Like many of the scientists who helped usher in the groundbreaking creation of a part-human, part-animal chimera earlier this year, biologist Dr. Pablo Juan Ross is no stranger to cutting-edge tools such as CRISPR and stem cells. But he also knows his way around the inside of a pig uterus.

While growing human cells inside fetal pigs involved some of science’s fanciest new tricks, it also required something decidedly more mundane: a farm, stocked with livestock and staffed with people like Ross who know how to handle them.

Trained as a veterinarian and animal scientist, Ross works at the University of California, Davis, where hay is piled two-stories high on Dairy Road, signs read “Meat sales today,” cows graze next to soccer fields, and the swine facility, filled with squealing black and white Hampshire piglets, has its own Facebook page.

Without Ross and his deep understanding of the peculiarities of various livestock species and their embryos, the daunting chimera experiments might not have been possible.

“He was indispensable,” said Jun Wu, a human stem cell expert at the Salk Institute who found himself in the unlikely position of helping hoist a 200-pound sow onto an operating table during one of his visits here to work with Ross.

REST: https://www.statnews.com/2017/10/20/human-pig-chimera/


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on April 16, 2018, 06:50:31 pm
Humans will be genetically modified for the first time in Europe

Humans will be genetically modified for the first time in Europe after regulators have given the go ahead to trial DNA-splicing therapy. A destructive blood disorder known as beta thalassaemia, which reduces the production of haemoglobin, could be cured using this therapy…Scientists at…Crispr hope that they can alter the body’s code to stop the genetic mutation and restore healthy levels of haemoglobin.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5618061/Humans-genetically-modified-time-Europe.html




Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on May 25, 2018, 04:40:08 am
Hybrid human chicken embryos: CHIMERA created in shock experiment


A TEAM of stem cell researchers have done the seemingly impossible and successfully combined artificial human cells with the embryo of a chicken in a shock new experiment aimed at trying to better understand developing life.

PUBLISHED: 11:09, Thu, May 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 07:32, Fri, May 25, 2018
Rockerfeller University release human-chicken embryo animation

Until now, scientists have been unable to answer how certain cells in a developing embryo decide to become muscles or limbs, while others become bones and nerves.

But now researchers led by Dr Ali Brivanlou, from Rockefeller University in New York, have achieved the unimaginable in a shock experiment.

By grafting petri dish-grown human cells onto the embryo of a chicken the scientists were for the first time ever able to observe how cells organise themselves.

The study was published this week in the science journal Nature where the scientists unveiled the inner machinations of so-called ‘organiser cells’.

Human-chicken hybrid: Scientists successfully planted artificial human cells onto a chicken embryo

Organiser cells are responsible for the formation of a cell’s top, bottom and back and essentially dictate how the human body takes its form.

Dr Brivanlou said: “No one knew what happens after the ball of cells attaches itself to the uterus.”

The startling experiment could now promise to circumvent the ethical issues surrounding the use of human embryos in laboratory experiments.

Countries like the US ban the use of embryos more than 14-days-old, which is about the time organiser cells begin to form.

In the new study, the researchers bypassed the rule by growing embryo-like structures derived from human embryonic cells.

    It’s a real advance – it’s beautiful this can be shown without the need of using embryos

    Dr Martin Blum, a University of Hohenheim

The cells were then grafted onto 12-hour-old chicken embryos which are roughly the equivalent of a 14 day human.

Astonishingly, the researchers noted as the chicken embryo grew, organiser cells dictated the formation of a second chicken nervous system.

Dr Martin Blum, a developmental biologist at the University of Hohenheim in Germany, said the “beautiful” finding could put an end to the use of actual human embryos in laboratories.

The expert said: “It’s a real advance – it’s beautiful this can be shown without the need of using embryos.

rest: https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/964507/Human-embryo-research-stem-cell-experiment-chicken-hybrid


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on September 03, 2018, 07:35:20 am
DAILY MAIL:Stunning anti-ageing breakthrough could see humans live to 150 and regenerate organs by 2020 'for the price of a coffee a day':Dr Sinclair said the technique could allow people to regenerate organs, and allow paralysis sufferers to move again

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6121913/New-technique-humans-live-150-regrow-organs-price-coffee-day.html?ITO=applenews


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on November 26, 2018, 04:06:19 am
CLAIM: GENE-EDITED BABIES BORN IN CHINA
REWRITING BLUEPRINT OF LIFE


https://www.apnews.com/4997bb7aa36c45449b488e19ac83e86d


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on July 03, 2019, 07:50:00 pm
‘It just really ethically scares me’: Caution urged as scientists look to create human-monkey chimeras

Some Alzheimer’s researchers are proposing the creation of human-monkey chimeras — part-human beings with entire portions of the brain entirely human derived. Alzheimer’s research relies heavily on rodents. Munoz is trying to develop a monkey model of Alzheimer’s, because one of the biggest reasons for the staggering string of flops in the search for an effective treatment for the brain-ravaging disease is the species gap. The rat brain is a long way away from the human brain. Not so much a monkey’s.

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/it-just-really-ethically-scares-me-caution-urged-as-scientists-look-to-create-human-monkey-chimeras


Title: Re: The search for Nephilim DNA
Post by: Mark on November 21, 2020, 09:09:24 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg88CJvxJTc