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Synthetic DNA

Postby Pandora » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:14 am

Scientists are attempting to modify life by adding artificial nucleotides to DNA.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/spe ... bfbe4ad072

Floyd Romesberg on his research:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BULFCY5XC_g


The artificial strings of DNA do not encode for anything yet, but scientists speculate they could be designed to manufacture new proteins which could have industrial or pharmaceutical uses. Experts said the synthetic DNA incorporating the unnatural base pair raises the possibility of life forms based on a different DNA code.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base_pair ... _.28UBP.29



I wonder how long before the "self-limiting" function of such organisms is no longer true.
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Re: Synthetic DNA

Postby James S Saint » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:06 am

If it can be done, Man is dumb enough to do it.

And they have been modifying DNA in animals since the 1950's (using radiation), although not nearly so precisely.
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Re: Synthetic DNA

Postby MagsJ » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:17 am

Just like the reality of GMO food has ended badly, in that some supermarkets advertise zero GMO products in their shops due to the awful mishaps that GMO foods are proving to have on the gut and in turn on the mind and body, I cannot see this ending well either.
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Re: Synthetic DNA

Postby Dan~ » Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:58 am

GMO is a terrible idea.
GMO is an amazing idea.
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Re: Synthetic DNA

Postby MagsJ » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:06 am

Dan~ wrote:GMO is a terrible idea.
GMO is an amazing idea.

GMOs have caused a lot of digestive/autoimmune/unknown illnesses to arise, so I guess it's for the jury to decide on that one.
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Re: Synthetic DNA

Postby Karpel Tunnel » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:15 pm

James S Saint wrote:If it can be done, Man is dumb enough to do it.
Yes, and I would add that the current rule is also something like: If it can be done, then no one should be allowed to stop us from doing it, unless they can prove in advance it is dangerous. (while the us involved will use all the money and resources at their disposal to undermine any attempts to present evidence about the dangers, make a very hard task almost impossible)
And they have been modifying DNA in animals since the 1950's (using radiation), although not nearly so precisely.
And this 'us' confuses their precision over direct effects - on the genes - with their precision over the ecological effects. I am using ecological in a broad sense, not just meaning effects over natural ecosystems. For ex., effects in bodies. They ALWAYS limit their focus on effects to minimize dangers, to help them market their products and, I would add, to keep them from noticing their own fears of loss of control. They have the intuitions of gnats.
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Re: Synthetic DNA

Postby Gloominary » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:13 pm

The last thing we need is more scientific innovation, and industriousness.
Scientific innovation, and industriousness are destroying nature.
Scientists are mad, they don't care about the welfare of the world, they care about fame/fortune.
They want knowledge without wisdom and understanding, they want power without responsibility.
They will happily place all our lives in peril just to make money, or satisfy their curiosity.
Scientists are mad, if they can't stop themselves, they must be stopped, and soon.
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Re: Synthetic DNA

Postby WendyDarling » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:22 pm

It's not just scientists who are the problem, but short sighted inventors and artists as well.
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Re: Synthetic DNA

Postby WendyDarling » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:44 pm

Karpel Tunnel wrote:
James S Saint wrote:If it can be done, Man is dumb enough to do it.
Yes, and I would add that the current rule is also something like: If it can be done, then no one should be allowed to stop us from doing it, unless they can prove in advance it is dangerous. (while the us involved will use all the money and resources at their disposal to undermine any attempts to present evidence about the dangers, make a very hard task almost impossible)
And they have been modifying DNA in animals since the 1950's (using radiation), although not nearly so precisely.
And this 'us' confuses their precision over direct effects - on the genes - with their precision over the ecological effects. I am using ecological in a broad sense, not just meaning effects over natural ecosystems. For ex., effects in bodies. They ALWAYS limit their focus on effects to minimize dangers, to help them market their products and, I would add, to keep them from noticing their own fears of loss of control. They have the intuitions of gnats.

I advocate for measures to be implemented that put the onus of responsibility on the scientists, inventors, and artists as to whether what they are bringing forth into our midst is wise and safe not only presently, but also taking the future into account as well. We share a reality and it's high time that the creative remember this fact.
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Re: Synthetic DNA

Postby Gloominary » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:29 pm

WendyDarling wrote:It's not just scientists who are the problem, but short sighted inventors and artists as well.

Myself I don't have a problem with artists or intellectuals, only with people who exploit the economy or the environment in a big way.
I'm 100% for freedom of speech and artistic and intellectual freedom.
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