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Bill Gates Warns Tens of Millions Could be Killed by Bio-Terrorism

February 19th, 2017

Mmm hmm. Tell me another one, Bill. U.S. Researchers Trying to Create Pandemic Avian Flu Baxter International “Unintentionally” Sent Flu Samples to Companies that Contained H5N1 Avian Flu Scientist Makes H5N1 Highly Contagious New Bird Flu ‘Has Unique Traits’ Bird Flu Researchers to Continue Work on Engineered Virus Scientists Sequence Black Death Bacteria DNA Britain: […]

First Human-Pig ‘Chimera’ Created

January 27th, 2017

Via: Guardian: Scientists have created a human-pig hybrid in a milestone study that raises the prospect of being able to grow human organs inside animals for use in transplants. It marks the first time that embryos combining two large, distantly-related species have been produced. The creation of this so-called chimera – named after the cross-species […]

DragonflEye Project Wants to Turn Insects Into Cyborg Drones

January 26th, 2017

Via: IEEE: As hard as we’re trying, it’s going to be a very long time before we’re able to build a robotic insect that’s anywhere near as capable or versatile as a real one. So for now, we rely on a cybernetics approach to get real insects to do our bidding instead. Over the past […]

Monsanto GM Corn MON810 Damaged the Intestines of Rats

January 4th, 2017

Via: GM Watch: Rats fed GM Bt corn MON810 for only 90 days suffered serious damage to the surface mucous membranes of the jejunum (part of the small intestine), according to a new study.[1] The type of corn fed to the rats was MON810: Ajeeb YG, a GM version of Ajeeb, a locally adapted variety […]

CRISPR Gene-Editing Tested in a Person for the First Time

November 16th, 2016

Via: Nature: 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 […]

Tick Bites That Trigger Severe Meat Allergy on Rise Around the World

October 6th, 2016

Via: Guardian: People living in tick-endemic areas around the world are being warned of an increasingly prevalent, potentially life-threatening side effect to being bitten: developing a severe allergy to meat. The link between tick bites and meat allergies was first described in 2007, and has since been confirmed around the world. Sufferers of “tick-induced mammalian […]

Bill Gates Doubles His Bet on Wiping Out Mosquitoes with Gene Editing

September 6th, 2016

Via: MIT Technology Review: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation plans to double the sum it is spending to create a mosquito-killing technology that relies on CRISPR gene editing. The technique, called a gene drive, is a way to spread traits through wild populations of animals, but its ability to alter nature is drawing opposition […]

CDC Issues Historic Travel Warning Over Miami Zika Outbreak

August 1st, 2016

Zika Virus Made Available to Researchers by Rockefeller Foundation in 1953 While Brazil Was Eradicating Zika Mosquitoes, America Made Them Into Weapons And Now: “Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Join The Fight To Stop Zika Virus” Bonus: Florida! Via: CNN: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an unprecedented travel warning Monday, advising pregnant women and […]

While Brazil Was Eradicating Zika Mosquitoes, America Made Them Into Weapons

June 24th, 2016

Via: Atlas Obscura: In the 1950s, while in South America military-like brigades were hunting down Aedes aegypti, in the United States, the Army was falling in love with the same mosquito. At Fort Detrick, the military’s biological weapons base in Maryland, in great secret, Army scientists were considering how fleas, grasshoppers, and mosquitoes might be […]

Europe’s Robots Would Become ‘Electronic Persons’ Under Draft Plan

June 22nd, 2016

Good luck with that. What about the rest of the world, where automation is rolling out without restriction? Chinese corporations will shit themselves laughing at this one as tens of thousands of human workers are being replaced by robots. My guess is that the controllers have two options as we head into the automated machine […]

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