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November 26th, 2018 - 11:05 pm § in Hypocrisy, Science

China to Edit Babies

S  GENETIC CURE FOR AIDS: MAKE BETTER BABIES A team led by Prof He Jiankui says the twin girls, born a few weeks ago, had their DNA altered as embryos to prevent them from contracting HIV.  The team at  the Southern University of Science and Technology, in Shenzhen, has been recruiting couples to[...]

June 18th, 2016 - 9:56 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Extinction of humans.

A study of the maternal genes of skeletal and mummified remains of 92 South Americans dating from 8,600 to 500 years ago shows that all those lineages were wiped out. No living person descended from any the individuals tested is known to be living today.   In a time where people loosely use the wo[...]

May 15th, 2016 - 8:54 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Is UW Outsourcing Genetics to China?

BGI and UW Medicine to collaborate on precision medicine development One of world’s leading genomics organizations and UW Medicine sign memorandum of understanding to advance biomedical technology UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON HEALTH SCIENCES/UW MEDICINE BGI, one of the world’s largest genomi[...]

April 30th, 2016 - 1:46 am § in Misc.

What Is “Caucasian?”

So, we know from modern genetics that people from the Caucuses invaded Europe about 9000 years ago. Those Caucasians are the ancestors of most Europeans … aka “white” folks. However, that migration does not do much to explain skin color. White folks also include Jews, Arabs, Iran[...]

April 22nd, 2016 - 12:20 pm § in America

Why Ethnic identity and race are NOT the same things.

There is no DNA test to prove you’re Native American’   By Linda Geddes “People think there is a DNA test to prove you are Native American. There isn’t” DNA testing is changing how Native Americans think about tribal membership. Yet anthropologist Kim Tallbear…  tells Linda Gedde[...]

March 17th, 2016 - 8:31 am § in Jews, Misc.

Wasn’t Jesus blonde and blue eyed?

   Who is a Jew?? Okay, let’s be real.  Most of the world,  thanks to Woody Allen, Hollywood, and plenty of other reasons that have no connection to reality, the majority of the world likes to think Jews are all white, nerdy, and short.  And have been like that since day one. And, of cour[...]

November 19th, 2015 - 1:40 am § in Misc.

Charlie James on Watermelon

This is my favorite fruit and I had no idea what the original looked like until selective breeding was used to create what we eat now. A 17th-Century Stanchi Painting Reveals the Rapid Change in Watermelons through Selective Breeding Giovanni Stanchi (Rome c. 1645-1672). Oil on canvas. 38 5/8 x 52½[...]

November 8th, 2015 - 1:16 am § in Misc., Science

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Finding the fountain of youth in the genome.

The Long Game: Google-Backed Calico Partners With Ancestry to Beat the Specter of Aging By Mark Bergen  RECODE How much would you pay to live longer? What if Google were making the pill to do it? On Tuesday, Calico, the medical research company Google incubated in 2013, announced it had cut a deal [...]

September 25th, 2015 - 10:59 am § in Misc.

A Geneticist’s Criticism of Racism.

On Nicholas Wade and the blurring of boundaries between science and fantasy By Michael Eisen | Published: June 4, 2014 I just finished reading Nicholas Wade’s “A Troublesome Inheritance”, his latest effort to explain all of his personal racial prejudices in the light of recent human evolution.[...]

January 25th, 2015 - 12:07 am § in Uncategorized

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: of God and cloning Neanderthals

If George wants to clone a Neanderthal, why not clone Sasquatch?     George Church, interview by Spiegel   SPIEGEL: Mr. Church, do you believe in God? Church: I would be blind, if I didn’t see that faith in an overall plan resulted in where we are today. Faith is a very powerful[...]