Stem cells engineered using genome editing technology

International Business Times – Jayalakshmi K

dna-double-helixIn a first, the Johns Hopkins team used the techniques to modify and tailor human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The genome editing method uses an enzyme that pins together DNA with a piece of small RNA that guides the tool to where researchers want to introduce changes in the genome. While CRISPR has been known to generate genomic changes far more efficiently than other gene editing techniques, there have been fears of it leading to unintended changes on off-target genes. Gene drives that select some genes and even include some man-made ones, driving particular traits to spread through a species, could present environmental and security challenges warned experts. Read Full article

NSA, Pentagon Developing New ‘Human’ Species To Enslave Us

The Rutherford Institute – John W. Whitehead

TranshumanismSpreadingWhile most of us are consumed with our selfies and trying to keep up with what our so-called friends are posting on Facebook, the megacorporation Google has been busily partnering with the National Security Agency (NSA), the Pentagon, and other governmental agencies to develop a new “human” species, so to speak. In other words, Google—a neural network that approximates a global brain—is fusing with the human mind in a phenomenon that is called “singularity,” and they’ve hired transhumanist scientist Ray Kurzweil to do just that.  Read Full Article

Bestselling Author Declares: Science Supports the Existence of a Creator

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3ab518ad-d6d2-4649-8878-adfc8938ba78A well-known author and speaker has generated significant media attention after declaring that recent scientific discoveries have increasingly supported the existence of God. Eric Metaxas is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, well-known speaker and commentator, and co-host of the BreakPoint Radio program. A Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Large for the King’s College in New York, Metaxas regularly speaks and writes on issues pertaining to faith and religious freedom. He was the keynote speaker at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Read Full Article

Report: Global Persecution of Christians Reached Historic Levels in 2014

Christian News

Persecution-Credit-Andrew-Dunn-300x253A watchdog organization that releases a report each year on the global persecution of Christians states that 2014 marked the highest level of hostility against Christians ever recorded, but believes matters will only get worse. “While the year 2014 will go down in history for having the highest level of global persecution of Christians in the modern era, current conditions suggest the worst is yet to come,” Open Doors USA wrote in a press release on Wednesday. Read Full Article