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Gee, great: Eugenicist Bill Gates funds genetweaking company

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By Melissa Dykes | The Daily Sheeple August 11, 2015

The Business Insider just reported that a new company Editas Medicine (Sounds like “edit us,” doesn’t it?) just raised $120 million to continue working with a new technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 which enables scientists to tweak defective genes or even swap them out for new ones. They’ve already been repairing defective genes in mice with it.

Considering Bill Gates is largely funding it, however, you can rest assured that if anything good actually comes of this (as in, it’s not just some creepy transhumanist science experiment), it won’t benefit the average people like those who are reading this article right now. It would only go to him and his elite buddies.

Why? Because Bill Gates is a known eugenicist who would just as soon pull the plug on your grandma to pay the salaries of ten teachers.When the Rolling Stone asked him about breakthrough medical technologies in a March 2014 interview, Gates straight up responded that “innovation can actually be your enemy in health care if you are not careful” because “If you accelerate certain things but aren’t careful about whether you want to make those innovations available to everyone, then you’re intensifying the cost in such a way that you’ll overwhelm all the resources.”

In other words, not everyone can and should have access to beneficial “health care innovations” and we need to be “careful” that not just anyone can access them.

It’s a big club, and you aren’t in it.

Contributed by Melissa Dykes of The Daily Sheeple.

Melissa Dykes is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple and a co-creator of Truthstream Media with Aaron Dykes, a site that offers teleprompter-free, unscripted analysis of The Matrix we find ourselves living in. Melissa also co-founded Nutritional Anarchy with Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper, a site focused on resistance through food self-sufficiency. Wake the flock up!This article originally posted on The Daily Sheeple.

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Are genetically engineered mosquitoes realistic solution to Zika?

Arvind Suresh | February 5, 2016

Earlier this week the Director of the World Health Organization Dr. Margaret Chan declared that the ongoing Zika outbreak was a ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern.’ This was a significant move by the international body as it is the fourth time that the declaration has been made since such a designation was formally defined as a response to a public health crisis by the WHO in 2005, with the most recent one being for the Ebola outbreak. Continue reading Are genetically engineered mosquitoes realistic solution to Zika?

Genetic editing is like playing God – and what’s wrong with that?

Baby playing with DNA model
‘Gene editing of human embryos to eliminate disease should be considered to be ethically the same as using laser surgery to correct eye defects.’ Photograph: Tetra Images/Getty Images

by Johnjoe McFadden Tuesday 2 February 2016 13.29 GMT

British scientists are getting permission to alter embryos’ DNA. We have the chance to correct devastating diseases in the womb, so let’s get on with it.

The announcement that scientists are to be allowed to edit the DNA of human embryos will no doubt provoke an avalanche of warnings from opponents of genetic modification (GM) technology, who will warn that we are “playing God” with our genes. Continue reading Genetic editing is like playing God – and what’s wrong with that?

British researchers get green light to genetically modify human embryos

Kathy Niakan next to a microscope
Dr Kathy Niakan wants to look at the first few days of fertilisation. Photograph: Francis Crick Institute

by Haroon Siddique Monday 1 February 2016 13.12

Britain’s first genetically modified human embryos could be created within months, after scientists were granted permission by the fertility regulator to carry out the procedure.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) regulator approved a licence application by Kathy Niakan, a stem cell scientist at the Francis Crick Institute in London, to perform so-called genome editing on human embryos. Continue reading British researchers get green light to genetically modify human embryos

No, GM Mosquitoes Didn’t Start The Zika Outbreak

By Christie Wilcox | January 31, 2016 9:56 pm

A new ridiculous rumor is spreading around the Internets. According to conspiracy theorists, the recent outbreak of Zika can be blamed on the British biotech company Oxitec, which some are saying even intentionally caused the disease as a form of ethnic cleansing or population control. The articles all cite a lone Redditor who proposed the connection on January 25th to the Conspiracy subreddit. “There are no biological free lunches,” says one commenter on the idea. “Releasing genetically altered species into the environment could have disastrous consequences” another added. “Maybe that’s what some entities want to happen…?” Continue reading No, GM Mosquitoes Didn’t Start The Zika Outbreak