Category Archives: applied science

It was a Fact Of Life until it wasn’t

My whole life the thinking on mitochondria was that the DNA for that was passed only from the Mother. Our own DNA comes from both parents but not that of the symbiotic bacteria that power all of our cells. That … Continue reading

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Progress ticks along and the future gets closer

Back in 2015 I opined that change in societal thinking on subjects around genetics and editing human genes would inevitably happen with Time. In that article I referred to gene therapy research in China. Last week the world learned about … Continue reading

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LB + EA + ML = Your Life Saved From Cancer

Got your attention with that last bit didn’t I? But what about the formula terms? LB = Liquid Biopsy = no snipping bits off or out, just a simple blood sample. EA = Epigenetic Alterations = things Cancer does to … Continue reading

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Hacking Information Processing Problems In Human Brains

A long while ago I remember being introduced to the idea that we do not sense the world directly because we actually experience the results of sensory data being turned into information. The cells in the ear that turn mechanical … Continue reading

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Bio-Hacking is a Thing Now

It’s been coming for a while now. Bio-Hacking. When I was barely out of my teen years Intel came up with the 8008 and the 8080. I got a 6800 development kit. Like many others I wanted to tinker with … Continue reading

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Coral is Bleaching – It is time to do something . . . genetic engineering to the rescue

Have we arrived at a moment in the world’s history where only geo and genetic engineering can stave off the massive extinction many see coming? I once wrote a short story where the upshot was the extinction of Homo Sapiens … Continue reading

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Advances in Microscopy Show Inter Cellular Dynamics as 3D Movies

A new dawn in bio-imaging . . . our old microscope images will be like cave drawings of a bygone era. Watch the video below – I can almost guarantee you’ve never seen this before. This is from supporting material … Continue reading

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