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Will dinosaurs come back?

It has already happened in Jurassic Park, but that was through computer created artefacts. The idea of using a genome retrieved from fossil remains to re-create that beast is, so far at least, in the science fiction domain, far away from science. This does not mean that researchers are not …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – XLVII – Synthetic Biology 2

CRISPR-CasX The CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) – Cas  (CRISPR Associated Protein) system was discovered, and invented, in the last century, the first reference is found in an article in 1987. The CRISPR was discovered in bacteria: they are short DNA sequences that bacteria have inherited from viruses …

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Megatrends for this decade XXVIII

20. CRISPR and gene therapy to fight diseases CRISPR – Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats- is a series of DNA chunks discovered in bacteria in the last decade of the 1900. Researchers found out (a bit later) that these were remnant from bacteriofagi (nasty bits that eats bacteria from …

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A 2,500$ steak

It is now a few years that some start ups are busy trying to find a way to attack what is a 200B$ market: the production of meat, a business that has gotten more and more like a factory than cattle and fowl breeding. It is a business that is …

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Transhumanism: Increasing Human Thought Capabilities II

The increase of thinking capabilities can be pursued by: “engineering” a better “brain” (pretty though, since we do not know yet how it works nor how the genome is shaping it …) Improving processing capabilities through focused stimulation better exploiting its capabilities, including establishing better connection with it, feeding more pertinent …

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