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Archive for the ‘Genetics’ Category

Editor's Blog

April 15, 2014

Even in this day of global change and universal paradigm shifts, the technologies that will evolve us beyond our previous states will soon become a reality for everyone. As this may be, there will be one element that will not change. That element is hostility, the very element that has been with us throughout history. In the posthuman era, hostility will still continue to exist and divide us into factions. This time, it will be our choice in form that will cause intolerance and hostility. As one chooses to become part of posthumanity, they will choose to either upload their minds into computers to become one with machinery or evolve their current form using genetic manipulation. It is this choice that will make them part of the Schism.

April 14, 2014

What if we could re-engineer humans for the harsh environment of planets like Mars?

February 17, 2014

Last month, these two world-class demographers published a cross-species study correlating fertility with the rate of aging, and they report results that are deeply at odds with the predictions of evolutionary theory.

December 31, 2013

Authored by the leading scientist of the biotech century, Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life is an authoritative work introducing the possibilities emerging from synthetic biology to the public.

September 1, 2013

We humans share a lot of DNA with chimps and other primates, so there’s no real doubt we reside fairly close to these other creatures on the evolutionary tree. But yet, there are some major gaps in the standard story of how primates transitioned into humans. I’ve recently become aware of a novel, eerily compelling, hypothesis that – if accepted – would appear to fill these gaps quite nicely.

May 30, 2013

A commercially sponsored infographic that covers some relevant data on genetic engineering and enhancement.

May 22, 2013

Trofim Lysenko was born of a peasant family from the Ukraine in 1898. He attended the Kiev Agricultural Institute and was trained as an agronomist. In 1927 he studied the effects of low temperatures on crop plant growth and development, and claimed that this treatment (called “vernalization”) increased crop yields and became an inherited trait in the treated plants.

April 27, 2013

Gene Clears Brain Plaque, Dirt Cheap Genetic Testing, Cancer Bursts

April 19, 2013

Gene therapy for hearts, sensory disorders and perhaps sensory enhancement, 8 day leukemia cure.

March 12, 2013

Nick Bostrom interviewed at AGI 12 by Adam A. Ford

Ben Goertzel and Hugo de Garis
January 18th, 2011

Ben Goertzel converses with Hugo de Garis on his transhumanist argument for the reality of a Creator.

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