Category Archives: Genetics and Gene Expression

Africa’s “Complex Transition” Into the Modern World

Darkest Africa and for Very Good Reasons When President Macron of France suggested that black Africa has “civilisational problems,” he was immediately attacked by the usual suspects of the politically correct mindset. But Macron was merely saying in a polite … Continue reading

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A World Ripe for Disruption

The global economy has been in a state of rapid ferment for several decades. Although the US has operated the world’s largest national economy for the past 127 years, some of the world’s other former economic giants are beginning to … Continue reading

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Pity the Accursed Black Man in the Age of White Privilege

Beneath the Blood, Beneath the Bones: The Abiding Curse It is the sad misfortune of African-derived black people to be eternally saddled with a debilitating curse. The curse runs so deeply through the very marrow of black Africans — and … Continue reading

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Why are Some Nations Rich and Others Poor?

Judging only by wealth per capita, most people might choose to live in Switzerland, Lichtenstein, or Luxembourg. But residency is tightly restricted in the smaller two nations of the three, and gaining permanent residency is Switzerland is not particularly easy. … Continue reading

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Instant Broad Spectrum Disease Screening Coming of Age

From Singapore: Micro-RNA Screening Will Allow Instant Disease Diagnosis Spotting the spread of diseases such as cancer in their early stages can make a huge difference to the likelihood of being able to beat them into submission, and scientists in … Continue reading

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Who Needs to Die?

… The hypothalamic attack region controls defensive-aggressive behavior. If scientists stimulate these neurons with an electrode, an animal will instantly become aggressive and attack a test animal in the cage. … When it works as intended we call it quick … Continue reading

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Making Government Unnecessary: Brew Your Own Drugs and Chemicals at Home

Automated Molecular Synthesis vs. Biosynthesis of Drugs The image above displays Martin Burke’s molecule-making machine. It is capable of automated chemical synthesis, sometimes described as a “3D Printer for Chemicals.” The machine is meant to facilitate the automated synthesis of … Continue reading

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Testosterone: King of Hormones

It’s been well established that men perform better than women when it comes to specific spatial tasks. But how much of that is linked to sex hormones versus cultural conditioning and other factors? __ SD Testosterone Helps One to Quickly … Continue reading

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What is an “Ethnic Russian?” Is the Question Worth Destroying Europe?

The concept of “ethnic Russian” is difficult to pin down, exactly. Putin seems willing to go to war with all comers over the ambiguous idea of Russian ethnicity. We hope that saner heads will prevail. Moscow, certainly, is full of … Continue reading

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Genes and the Brain

What do your genes have to do with your brain? More than you know. Genes guide the formation of the brain and its structures in early development (more links) Genes continue to guide the development of the brain through childhood, … Continue reading

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Grow an Army of Superhumans Using Affordable Artificial Wombs

Are We Approaching the Age of Effective and Affordable Artificial Wombs? Womb transplants are already here. These transplanted wombs would likely be disposable — they would be removed after successful birth by C-section — and thrown away. These transplanted wombs … Continue reading

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DARPA Interested in New Syn-Bio Discovery

The US defence agency DARPA has awarded a $32 million contract to a Boston area partnership that has also, coincidentally, developed a potentially revolutionary new approach to the powerful CRISPR gene editing toolkit. More NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Broad … Continue reading

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Synthetic Biology Update

If one could magically convert a substance selling for $0.20 per pound into a substance selling for $2,000.00 per pound, he might consider doing so. Of course, the conversion process is not magical, it is scientific and technological, using modified … Continue reading

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Genes Out of Thin Air, and Other Wonders

Human DNA comprises 98% non-coding DNA and only 2% coding DNA. But that is not the end of the story. Noncoding DNA is defined as all of the DNA sequences within a genome that are not found within protein-coding exons, … Continue reading

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No Help for Black Children from Obama

Black impoverishment in the US is holding steady under US President Barack Obama. Black families cannot seem to escape poverty under Obama, while families of other races improve their economic conditions. 95% of American blacks who voted, voted for Barack … Continue reading

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Enhancement of Human Intelligence

Making humans smarter will involve combinations of gene therapies, brain prostheses, in situ regenerative techniques (using stem cells, growth factors, etc), advanced nootropic drugs, etc., and techniques still to be discovered. CRISPR-Cas9 is a relatively new technology for editing genomes. … Continue reading

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Making Government Superfluous

Using Transgenic Plants to Grow Your Own Drugs and Medicines Transgenic plants contain genetic building blocks from other plant or animal species. This allows the plant to produce bio-chemicals which the plant would not naturally produce on its own. The … Continue reading

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At What Age Should a Woman Become Pregnant?

What are the Best Ages for Women to Become Pregnant Historically, across cultures, it has been the norm for older males to marry younger females, so that women bore children early in life. In recent years, with the widespread postponing … Continue reading

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Superbabies are On Their Way

Eugenics is the process of helping a genome to create stronger, more capable, more robustly resilient and adaptable animals. As such, it is the opposite of dysgenics, the dominant modern genetic trend of doom. More on the dysgenic population cycle … Continue reading

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Growing the Master Race

The fear is that germ-line engineering is a path toward a dystopia of superpeople and designer babies for those who can afford it… _MIT Technology Review If germ-line engineering becomes part of medical practice, it could lead to transformative changes … Continue reading

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Hopeful News for Russia and Africa

Unless the more advanced world can devise solutions, the people of Africa, Russia, and other “falling behind” nations are doomed to suffer untold hardship and decline from infectious diseases such as HIV. Africa was the source of HIV, but Russia … Continue reading

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Educational Success Is In the Genes: IQ, Self-Efficacy, Personality and More

There are many reasons why success seems to run in families. One of the reasons is the inheritance of genetic predispositions to success, such as intelligence, self-discipline, positive personality styles, and more. A recent study published in PNAS looked at … Continue reading

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Bigger Brains & IQ; Sex-Related Differences in Emotional Regulation

The fact that brain size correlates with intelligence between species, is fairly uncontroversial. We expect chimps to be more intelligent than monkeys, and humans to be more intelligent than chimps. It is only when we start looking at comparisons of … Continue reading

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Human Biodiversity: A Troublesome and Inconvenient Inheritance

Update: No one should be surprised that the NYT is unable to live with a reporter who can handle the truth. After more than 30 years of solid science reporting, the NY Times is forcing Nicholas Wade to leave the … Continue reading

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Human Brains Caught Wearing New Genes

Whether a person succeeds or not in a competitive modern world, is largely up to the quality of his brain and nervous systems. And that is largely up to his genes — 50% to 80% heritability of IQ, perhaps 90%+ … Continue reading

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