Its life Jim , but not as we know it!….BUT have we just created a monster?
Meet god…. ,or satan , or Dr. Frankenstein , either way his name is Craig Venter and he has created artificial life. This is a true giant step for mankind. BUT is it a step in the right direction? and what does it actually mean in the real world?
WARNING !!! IS THIS ARTIFICIAL LIFE THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE CORPORATION?
Julian Savulescu, professor of practical ethics at Oxford University, said: “Venter is creaking open the most profound door in humanity’s history, potentially peeking into its destiny. He is not merely copying life artificially … or modifying it radically by genetic engineering. He is going towards the role of a god: creating artificial life that could never have existed naturally.”
This is “a defining moment in the history of biology and biotechnology”, Mark Bedau, a philosopher at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, told Science.
Dr Venter became a controversial figure in the 1990s when he pitted his former company, Celera Genomics, against the publicly funded effort to sequence the human genome, the Human Genome Project. Venter had already applied for patents on more than 300 genes, raising concerns that the company might claim intellectual rights to the building blocks of life.
The University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute is a hub of intensive study into the applied science of biotechnology and its application to human health, the marine environment, agriculture, and protein engineering/structural biology.
Established in 1985 by the State of Maryland, UMBI’s four centers conduct research and training that provide a core of expertise and facilities to advance the state’s scientific and economic development.
UMBI emphasizes collaboration with industry, other research institutions, and federal laboratories; and sponsors training workshops, short courses, symposia, and seminars throughout the year.
I AM REALLY GLAD DR. CRAIG VENTER LOST THE HUMAN GENOME RACE ,AS IF HE HAD SUCCEDED THE HUMAN GENOME MAP WOULD BELONG TO A PRIVATE CORPORATION AND WOULD NOT BE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN !!!! A DISASTER FOR HUMANITY THAT COULD ONLY BE EQUATED WITH A PRIVATELY OWNED INTERNET!!!… SO DOES ARTIFICIAL LIFE HAVE A PATENT? AND HAVE WE FINALLY DISPROVED GOD?
Immaculate creation: birth of the first synthetic cell
17:55 20 May 2010 by Ewen Callaway
For the first time, scientists have created life from scratch – well, sort of. Craig Venter’s team at the J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, Maryland, and San Diego, California, has made a bacterial genome from smaller DNA subunits and then transplanted the whole thing into another cell. So what exactly is the science behind the first synthetic cell, and what is its broader significance?
What did Venter’s team do?
The cell was created by stitching together the genome of a goat pathogen called Mycoplasma mycoides from smaller stretches of DNA synthesised in the lab, and inserting the genome into the empty cytoplasm of a related bacterium. The transplanted genome booted up in its host cell, and then divided over and over to make billions of M. mycoides cells.
Venter and his team have previously accomplished both feats – creating a synthetic genome and transplanting a genome from one bacterium into another – but this time they have combined the two.
SO ,DR. CRAIG VENTER IS CLOSER TO DR. FRANKENSTEIN THAN GOD. HE BUILT THIS LIFE USING “SPARE PARTS” OF PREVIOUS LIFE FORMS.BUT COULD Dr. FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER ,WHOSE NAME WAS ADAM, REPRODUCE?
MEET “ADAM” THE CELL
“It’s the first self-replicating cell on the planet that’s parent is a computer,” says Venter, referring to the fact that his team converted a cell’s genome that existed as data on a computer into a living organism.
How can they be sure that the new bacteria are what they intended?
Venter and his team introduced several distinctive markers into their synthesised genome. All of them were found in the synthetic cell when it was sequenced.
These markers do not make any proteins, but they contain the names of 46 scientists on the project and several quotations written out in a secret code. The markers also contain the key to the code.
Crack the code and you can read the messages, but as a hint, Venter revealed the quotations: “To live, to err, to fall, to triumph, to recreate life out of life,” from James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; “See things not as they are but as they might be,” which comes from American Prometheus, a biography of nuclear physicist Robert Oppenheimer; and Richard Feynman’s famous words: “What I cannot build I cannot understand.”
LUCKILY WHEN WE MAPPED THE HUMAN GENOME ,WE DID NOT DISCOVER ANY SUCH MESSAGES …OR A COPYRIGHT OR A TRADEMARK LIKE JEHOVAH GENTEC ENTERPRISES….OR A MESSAGE SAYING “IF FOUND PLEASE RETURN TO ALPHA CENTURI 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN”!!!! SO ITS A GOOD SIGN FOR EVOLUTION
Does this mean they created life?
It depends on how you define “created” and “life”. Venter’s team made the new genome out of DNA sequences that had initially been made by a machine, but bacteria and yeast cells were used to stitch together and duplicate the million base pairs that it contains. The cell into which the synthetic genome was then transplanted contained its own proteins, lipids and other molecules.
Venter himself maintains that he has not created life . “We’ve created the first synthetic cell,” he says. “We definitely have not created life from scratch because we used a recipient cell to boot up the synthetic chromosome.”
Whether you agree or not is a philosophical question, not a scientific one as there is no biological difference between synthetic bacteria and the real thing, says Andy Ellington, a synthetic biologist at the University of Texas in Austin. “The bacteria didn’t have a soul, and there wasn’t some animistic property of the bacteria that changed,” he says.
What can you do with a synthetic cell?
Venter’s work was a proof of principle, but future synthetic cells could be used to create drugs, biofuels and other useful products. He is collaborating with Exxon Mobil to produce biofuels from algae and with Novartis to create vaccines.
WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY AND RESEARCH. CREATE DRUGS… YOU MEAN ANTI-CANCER DRUGS LIKE THESE?
Cheap, ‘safe’ drug kills most cancers
Evangelos Michelakis of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and his colleagues tested DCA on human cells cultured outside the body and found that it killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells, but not healthy cells. Tumours in rats deliberately infected with human cancer also shrank drastically when they were fed DCA-laced water for several weeks.
Pot Is an Anti-Cancer Drug
The active ingredient in marijuana appears to target cancerous brain cells for destruction while leaving healthy cells alone, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Complutense University in Madrid, and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Cannabis may prevent osteoporosis
Researchers first conducted an experiment in mice that had been engineered to carry three different grafts of human brain cancer. They injected the mice daily with the molecule tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) near the site of the tumors once each day. The chemical appeared to stimulate the cancerous cells to engage in a process known as autophagy, in which cells initiate their own breakdown.
“These results may help to design new cancer therapies based on the use of medicines containing the active principle of marijuana and/or in the activation of autophagy,” researcher Guillermo Velasco said.
THESE WOULD BE CHEAP ALTERNATIVES TO EXPENSIVE DESIGNER DRUGS THAT BIG PHARMA THRIVE ON!
BIG PHARMA ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THIS RESEARCH AS THERE IS NO MONEY IN IT!!!! THEY PREFER DEADLY EXPENSIVE SYNTHETIC ONES
Iatrogenesis is a major phenomenon, and a severe risk to patients. A study carried out in 1981 more than one-third of illnesses of patients in a university hospital were iatrogenic, nearly one in ten were considered major, and in 2% of the patients, the iatrogenic disorder ended in death. Complications were most strongly associated with exposure to drugs and medications
Death by Medicine – According to a review study, more deaths are caused annually in the U.S. by medical treatment and diagnostic procedures than by heart disease or cancer.
BUT DO NOT WORRY ,YOUR GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE IS WATCHING OUT FOR YOU!
Legal Immunity for Pharmaceutical Industry
The US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, has just signed a decree granting vaccine makers total legal immunity from any lawsuits that result from any new “Swine Flu” vaccine. Moreover, the $7 billion US Government fast-track program to rush vaccines onto the market is being done without even normal safety testing.
The mass vaccinations are to be carried out predominantly for pregnant women and children. So far, neither the WHO nor the CDC or any other scientific body has demonstrated required scientific proof for the existence of the alleged H1N1 Influenza A new virus. The decree by the Department of Health and Human Services grants immunity to those making a “swine flu” vaccine, under the provisions of a 2006 law for public health emergencies.
Big Pharma inside the WHO: confidential analysis of unreleased WHO Expert Working Group draft reports, 8 Dec 2009
The compilation of documents shows the influence of “Big Pharma” on the policy making decisions of the WHO, the UN body safeguarding public health.
BIO-FUELS ,ANOTHER COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY!!!!????
The first cars where made from hemp and ran on hemp oil . Paper was made from hemp and so where the original jeans.Hemp stood in the way of Big business .Oil,Steal, Paper and textile industries all stood to loose Big time if a cheap alternative was allowed on the market.
Henry Ford’s first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONSTRUCTED FROM HEMP! On his large estate, Ford was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, ‘grown from the soil,’ had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times stronger than steel; Popular Mechanics, 1941.
Rudolf Diesel, the inventor of the diesel engine, designed it to run on vegetable and seed oils like hemp; he actually ran the thing on peanut oil for the 1900 World’s Fair. Henry Ford used hemp to not only construct cars but also fuel them.
Hemp grows like a weed, requires no fertilizer and pesticides (truly organic), reduces the use of our forests–the lungs of our planet—, replenishes rather than depletes the soil and its fiber is strong and beautiful. The new hemp particle boards are rock solid. The French build entire houses out of hemp!
Also Hemp can be grown on Fallow land , thus 30% of argocultural land is waiting for hemp production of FUEL , PAPER , CLOTH etc.. all without loosing 1 piece of argocultural land that we use for food production,and also a producing massive reduction in nitrate fertiliser use!
As a final pointer for Americans , when Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492 , he did so with hemp sails ,held up by hemp ropes on ships waterproofed by hemp tar following hemp maps under hemp oil lamps ,while wearing hemp clothing!!! America would not have been descovered without hemp!
The American constitution is WRITTEN ON HEMP!!! BIG BUSINESS WANTS HEMP ILLEGAL
SO WHY ARE WE WASTING ALL THIS TIME EFFORT AND MONEY ON ARTIFICAL CELLS FOR ANTI-CANCER DRUGS AND BIO-FUEL? WE ALREADY HAVE THESE THINGS NATURALLY AND IN ABUNDANCE! THESE ARTIFICAL CELLS ARE BEING MADE FOR PROFIT!!!!!!!
NO THANKS , THE NORMAL NATURAL ONES ARE DEADLY ENOUGH. SYNTHETIC ONES WILL BE WORSE. EITHER DUE TO HUMAN ERROR OR HUMAN CORRUPTION!!
Ellington also sees synthetic bacteria as having potential as a scientific tool. It would be interesting, he says, to create bacteria that produce a new amino acid – the chemical units that make up proteins – and see how these bacteria evolve, compared with bacteria that produce the usual suite of amino acids. “We can ask these questions about cyborg cells in ways we never could before.”
BIG PHARMA IS ALSO THE BIO-WEAPONS INDUSTRY!!!! THIS SCARES THE SHIT OUT OF ME!!!
The Ukrainian Flu Virus
KTLA 5 News August – Today, the MSM are not talking about this case any more. Yesterday, they wanted us to believe that Joseph Moshe was a nutcase and a terrorist, arrested for threatening to bomb the White House. Interesting detail about his arrest (the Westwood standoff) was that he seemed to be immune to the 5 cans of tear gas and 5 gallons of law-enforcement grade pepper spray they pumped into his face. He very calmly remained in his car, as the video footage of his arrest shows.
Professor Moshe had called into a live radio show by Dr. A. True Ott, broadcast on Republic Broadcasting claiming to be a microbiologist who wanted to supply evidence to a States Attorney regarding tainted H1N1 Swine flu vaccines being produced by Baxter BioPharma Solutions. He said that Baxters Ukrainian lab was in fact producing a bioweapon disguised as a vaccine. He claimed that the vaccine contained an adjuvant (additive) designed to weaken the immune system, and replicated RNA from the virus responsible for the 1918 pandemic Spanish flu, causing global sickness and mass death.
Sources tell us that Bar-Joseph Moshe made no threat against the President or the White House. He did not mention any bomb or attack. He then proceeded to inform the White House he intended to go public with this information
Baxter Pharmaceutical has been caught, red-handed, in spreading a live, genetically engineered H5N1 Bird flu vaccine as a lethal biological weapon all over the world, destined to be used for human vaccinations. This happened just a few months ago. And only luck prevented a global catastrophe of epic proportions.
Baxter International Inc. had mixed live, genetically engineered avian flue viruses in vaccine material shipped to 18 countries. Only by sheer luck, a Czech laboratory decided to test the vaccine on a dozen ferrets, which all died in days. The World Health Organization was notified and catastrophe was averted. This was clearly a deliberate act on Baxters part, because they adhere to BS3, bio-safety level three. Baxter admitted a mistake. Such monumental screwups are totally impossible at that level. Many safety systems would have needed to be sabotaged, many key personell would have needed to be bribed. It simply cant be done without direction from the inside. They did not send out the wrong vial they produced dozens of gallons of biological-weapon agent (genetically engineered live H5N1 / Bird flu virus), then sent it out as a vaccine.
Baxter knew full well that their vaccine was lethal, because the year before they had tested it on a few hundred homeless Polish people dozens died as a result.
Wheres the meat? Well Baxter is now being sued for the deliberate, repeated contamination of vaccines with biological weapons designed by them to mass-murder people. Here is the complaint (PDF). By some kook nutcase? Not likely Jane Burgermeister is an experienced, respected journalist. She is not the only one suing Baxter for planning and executing a plan for global genocide
- “After 1978, there were four major companies in the United States engaged in the manufacture, production and sale of Factor VIII and IX: Armour Pharmaceutical Company, Bayer Corporation and its Cutter Biological division, Baxter Healthcare and its Hyland Pharmaceutical division and Alpha Therapeutic Corporation, which have been or are defendants in certain lawsuits.
- The plaintiffs allege that the companies manufactured and sold blood factor products as beneficial “medicines” that were, in fact of likely to be contaminated with HIV and/or HCV. This resulted in the mass infection and/or deaths of thousands of haemophiliacs worldwide.
- It is believed that three of these companies, Alpha, Baxter, and Cutter, recruited and paid donors from high risk populations, including prisoners (i.e. prison-based collections), intravenous drug users, and plasma centers with predominantly homosexual donors, esp. in cities with large populations thereof, to obtain blood plasma used for the production of Factor VIII and IX.
MORE BIG PHARMA DEATHS
Senior Merck Scientist Admits Cancer & AIDS Came From Vaccines
This is an interview that was censored for obvious reasons. Dr. Maurice Hilleman who was a senior vaccine scientist at Merck reveals the real story behind AIDS and the SV40 virus which causes cance…
SWINE FLU (PIGS HAVE FLOWN) REVISITED
“From the Archives: Radio Public Service Announcements ~ The Swine Flu Epidemic of 1975-76.”
This is a recording session held with Jimmy the Greek to produce a series of public service announcements promoting widespread vaccination in anticipation of a wide-spread outbreak of Swine Flu in the winter of 1975-76. The PSAs were produced by the Centers for Disease Control, which spearheaded a massive inoculation campaign. No swine flu epidemic came, and unfortunately the vaccine proved to be worse than the disease. Thousands experienced serious side effects, and nearly 100 people died. The government’s aggressive initiative ended in an embarrasing public health fiasco. This recording comes from the Records of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1921 – 1995, National Archives (NARA II).
Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern of neurologists over 25 deaths in America
A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter.
The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, has been leaked to The Mail on Sunday, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins.
It tells the neurologists that they must be alert for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine.
GBS attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breathe, and can be fatal.
The letter, sent to about 600 neurologists on July 29, is the first sign that there is concern at the highest levels that the vaccine itself could cause serious complications.
It refers to the use of a similar swine flu vaccine in the United States in 1976 when:
More people died from the vaccination than from swine flu.
500 cases of GBS were detected.
The vaccine may have increased the risk of contracting GBS by eight times.
The vaccine was withdrawn after just ten weeks when the link with GBS became clear.
The US Government was forced to pay out millions of dollars to those affected.
Concerns have already been raised that the new vaccine has not been sufficiently tested and that the effects, especially on children, are unknown.
It is being developed by pharmaceutical companies and will be given to about 13million people during the first wave of immunisation, expected to start in October.
Top priority will be given to everyone aged six months to 65 with an underlying health problem, pregnant women and health professionals.
The British Neurological Surveillance Unit (BNSU), part of the British Association of Neurologists, has been asked to monitor closely any cases of GBS as the vaccine is rolled out.
One senior neurologist said last night: ‘I would not have the swine flu jab because of the GBS risk.’
There are concerns that there could be a repeat of what became known as the ‘1976 debacle’ in the US, where a swine flu vaccine killed 25 people – more than the virus itself.
A mass vaccination was given the go-ahead by President Gerald Ford because scientists believed that the swine flu strain was similar to the one responsible for the 1918-19 pandemic, which killed half a million Americans and 20million people worldwide.
What was the cost of creating life?
About $40 million. Cheap for a deity, expensive if you are a lab scientist looking to create your own synthetic bacterium. “This does not look like the sort of thing that’s going to be doable by your average lab in the near future,” Ellington says.
This reminds me of Frankenstein’s monster! Are synthetic cells safe?
OF COURSE NOT!!! ARE NATURAL ONES SAFE? REMEMBER THE ANTHRAX ATTACKS?
Yes. Venter’s team took out the genes that allow M. mycoides to cause disease in goats. The bacterium has also been crippled so it is unlikely to grow outside of the lab. However, some scientists are concerned that synthetic organisms could potentially escape into the environment or be used by bioterrorists.
Ellington brushes aside those concerns, noting that the difficulty of engineering cells is beyond the scope of all would-be bioterrorists. “It’s not a real threat,” he says. “Unless you are Craig Venter with a crew of 20 postdocs you’re not going to do this.”
I THOUGHT THESE CELLS WHERE SELF REPLICATING ,SO WHO NEEDS A BIOLOGY DEGREE?? YOU DON’T NEED A MEDICAL DEGREE TO GIVE BIRTH!!!!! AND ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY THAT NOTHING EVER LEAVES A BIO-LAB!?! EITHER YOU ARE A BARE FACED LIAR OR SO INCOMPITANT THAT YOU SHOULD NOT BE IN CHARGE OF A BAG OF LEGO, NEVERMIND A BIO-HAZARD LAB!!!!!
The Anthrax Attacks
The Anthrax used to attack the US was US WEAPONISED ANTHRAX that was manufactured at US Bio-”Defence” labs at Fort Detrick.
Mystery Disease Linked to Missing Israeli Scientist
Friday 07 May 2010
by: H.P. Albarelli Jr.
Media outlets across the Northwest United States began reporting on April 24 that a strange, previously unknown strain of virulent airborne fungi that has already killed at least six people in Oregon, Washington and Idaho is spreading throughout the region. The fungus, according to expert microbiologists, who have expressed alarm about the emergence of the strain, is a new genotype of Cryptococcus gatti fungi. Cryptococcus gatti is normally found in tropical and subtropical locations in India, South America, Africa and Australia. Microbiologists in the United States are reporting that the strain found here, for reasons not yet fully understood, is far deadlier than any found overseas.
Several researchers in California also note that the Cryptococcus gatti fungus has been researched for decades, extending back to the 1950’s, at the US Army’s biological warfare center, Fort Detrick, in Frederick, Maryland.
The same microbiologist, who declined to speak on the record and who recounted extensive fungus work at Fort Detrick, also stated that researchers at Israel’s Institute for Biological Research, located in Ness-Ziona about 20 km from Tel Aviv, have worked with the Cryptococcus gatti fungus. They also report that mysterious Israeli-American scientist Joseph Moshe, 56 years old, may have conducted covert studies with the fungus while he was recently living in California. This report concerning Moshe is especially interesting because Moshe was briefly in the international spotlight in 2009 when he was the subject of a spectacular chase and arrest by the LA police department and SWAT team, assisted by the FBI, Secret Service, CIA, US Army and several other unidentified federal officials. That highly unusual arrest has never been fully explained to the media, and the whereabouts of Moshe has remained unknown since its occurrence.
Dr. David Kelly Bio-weapons inspector Murdered
British weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly was writing an expose about his work with anthrax and his warnings that Iraq possessed no weapons of mass destruction at the time of his death in July 2003, according to a report published in a British newspaper.
‘‘The deeper you look into the murky world of governments and germ warfare, the more worrying it becomes,” the film’s director, Bob Coen, is quoted as saying. “We have proved there is a black market in anthrax. David Kelly was of particular interest to us because he was a world expert on anthrax and he was involved in some degree with assisting the secret germ warfare program in apartheid South Africa.”
However, George Church, a synthetic biologist at Harvard Medical School, is calling for increased surveillance, licensing and added measures to prevent the accidental release of synthetic life. “Everybody in the synthetic biology ecosystem should be licensed like everybody in the aviation system is licensed.”
Journal reference: Science, DOI: 10.1126/1190719
SO A GIANT LEAP FORWARD ,WE HAVE CREATED “ADAM FRANKENSTEIN THE ARTIFICAL CELL” .BUT IS IT FOR MANKIND OR THE CORPORATE ENITITY?? ….AND WHAT WILL WE DO WITH IT? ……AND SO FAR ITS STILL “GOD ” OR “MOTHER NATURE” THAT MAKES LIFE FROM SCRATCH, ……BUT I THINK WE GOT HIM/HER/THEM WORRIED, OR AT LEAST AMUSED
SO ONWARDS TO A BRAVE NEW WORLD ORDER