Midnight In The Desert — biological

What Is Biohacking and Should We Be Afraid of It?

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What Is Biohacking and Should We Be Afraid of It?

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Tech Turns to Biology as Data Storage Needs Explode

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Tech Turns to Biology as Data Storage Needs Explode

Researchers have decoded the genomes of mammoths and a 700,000-year-old horse using DNA fragments extracted from fossils in the past few years. DNA clearly persists far longer than the bodies for which it carries the genetic codes. Computer scientists and engineers have long dreamed of harnessing DNA’s tininess and resilience for storing digital data. The idea is to encode all those 0s and 1s into the molecules A, C, G, and T that form the twisted, ladder-shaped DNA polymer—and this decade’s advances in DNA synthesis and sequencing have bought the technology forward by leaps and bounds. Recent experiments indicate that...

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Conspiracy Theorists Think Zika Is a Biological Weapon

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Conspiracy Theorists Think Zika Is a Biological Weapon

It hasn’t even been a week since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus a global emergency, and already the conspiracy theories are piling up. Of course they are. A pandemic that’s sparked an abortion rights dystopia and legit discussion of genetic warfare? The Rockefeller family must be involved. Here are a few “theories” on the origin of the Zika virus, culled from the bastion of rational scientific discourse also known as the internet. GMO Mosquitos / Oxitec Perhaps the most ubiquitous rumor circulating online is that the Zika outbreak was caused by genetically modified mosquitos released by...

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U.S. Government Owns EBOLA 'Patent', Possible Bioweapon?

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U.S. Government Owns EBOLA 'Patent', Possible Bioweapon?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control owns a patent on a particular strain of Ebola known as "EboBun." It's patent No. CA2741523A1 and it was awarded in 2010 Ebola virus patent applicants are clearly described on the patent as including: The Government Of The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary, Department Of Health & Human Services, Center For Disease Control. It goes on to state, "The present invention is based upon the isolation and identification of a new human Ebola virus species, EboBun. EboBun was isolated from the patients suffering from hemorrhagic fever in a recent outbreak...

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