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Harvard geneticist goal: to protect humans from viruses, genetic diseases, aging

Our lives have been transformed by the information age. But what's coming next is likely to be more profound, call it the genetic information age. We have mapped the human genome and in just the last few years we have learned to read and write dna like software. And you're about to see a few breakthroughs-in-waiting that would transform human health. For a preview of this revolution in evolution we met George Church, a world leading geneticist, whose own DNA harbors many eccentricities and a few genes for genius.

The complicated ethics of genetic engineering
We found George Church in here.

...He helped pioneer mapping the human genome and editing DNA. Today, his lab is working to make humans immune to all viruses, eliminate genetic diseases, and reverse the effects of time.


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/harvard-geneticist-george-church-goal-to-protect-humans-from-viruses-genetic-diseases-and-aging-60-minutes-2019-12-08/


Question: will our Dem leaders do what's necessary

...to put all these rethugians lawbreakers behind bars?
And will that not "tear the country apart"?
But is it not necessary to fix this huge problem?


Make them aware he NEEDED $$$ from Russia.

His net worth is so low - he didn't have the collateral needed - that U.S. banks refused to lend him cash he needed. He's in hock up to his ears.

"There's 2 people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher & Trump."

Found link...

A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016, exchange, which was listened to and verified by lThe Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) immediately interjected, stopping the conversation from further exploring McCarthy’s assertion, and swore the Republicans present to secrecy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/house-majority-leader-to-colleagues-in-2016-i-think-putin-pays-trump/2017/05/17/515f6f8a-3aff-11e7-8854-21f359183e8c_story.html?utm_term=.6e02e25e077d

Where was Mueller on this?

Yes, definitely get this into the Congressional Records.


Turkey launches another 'massive attacks' on the Kurds

Turkey launches ‘massive attacks’ on the Kurds — US military are ‘sickened’ by Trump’s betrayal

https://twitter.com/RichardEngel/status/1195865204850122752
Also on RawStory:
https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/turkey-launches-massive-attacks-on-the-kurds-us-military-are-sickened-by-trumps-betrayal-report/

YES! +1000

My hubs, a former federal employee, has been saying this for years. He truly thinks the U.S. has better computer expertise and cybersecurity than Russia and that we can and should take down their whole cyber infrastructure! We need to bring Russia/Putin's gov't. to its knees before they do this to us, because they have already shown their malicious intent in so many ways.

And we absolutely must stay on our toes with China who are actually more of a potential threat. But they are into more industrial espionage. (And they target government labs as well.)
Russia doesn't have have China's expertise, thankgoodness.


You're posting about the rethug voters, not just the R lawmakers,

Right?

If they vote for one of these hateful people, they are one in my book.

Ohio Anti-Science Bill

Ohio GOP bill may bar teachers from penalizing students who give creationist answers to questions about evolution.

The bill states that teachers "shall not 'prohibit a student from engaging in religious expression in the completion of homework, artwork, or other written or oral assignments'” and “shall not penalize or reward a student based on the religious content of a student’s work.”

..."this clause could restrict biology teachers from docking points off students who say that the Earth was created just thousands of years ago."


https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/ohio-gop-bill-may-bar-teachers-from-penalizing-students-who-give-creationist-answers-on-biology-tests-aclu/

The bill's co-sponsor differs but the bill's text is fairly clear. Could this turn into another 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial if challenged?

What a heartwarming sight!

And it's heartbreaking to know how millions of bison were needlessly slaughter. They shot thousands from railroad cars & left them to rot!
These people were the forebears of the racist Republicans, who encouraged Native American genocide:

Bison slaughter was even encouraged by the US government as a means of starving out Native American populations, which relied on the bison for food. In fact, hunting of bison became so prevalent that travelers on trains in the Midwest would shoot bison during long-haul train trips.

Once numbering around 20 to 30 million in North America, the population of the American bison decreased to less than 1,000 by 1890, resulting in the near-extinction of the species. By the end of the century, only 325 were thought to survive in America.

This mountain of bison skulls shows how quickly the population was being depleted in the 1800s.



Thanks in large part to conservation efforts undertaken by Theodore Roosevelt and by the US government, there are now more than 500,000 bison in America.


https://allthatsinteresting.com/american-bison-extinction-1800s


Given the "unprecedented" emergency-level fires burning in Australia

These intelligent, amazing birds are dangerous! Australia doesn't need any more wildfires.

See: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212673539

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