Chinese Scientists Discover a New Swine Flu Virus Capable of Triggering Another Global Pandemic

Researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that is capable of triggering a pandemic, according to a study published in the US science journal PNAS. Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009. It possesses “all the essential hallmarks of being highly adapted to infect humans,” say the … Continue reading Chinese Scientists Discover a New Swine Flu Virus Capable of Triggering Another Global Pandemic

The White House Is Playing Word Games With New Gene-Editing Science And Fully Intends To Manufacture GMO People

Chinese scientists have succeeded in a rudimentary form of "gene editing," the first step toward the genetic engineering of human embryos, and permanent genomic changes that would flow down through the generations. Given the eugenic possibilities, the foreseen and unforeseen consequences, and our lack of wisdom in seeking to recreate ourselves, this should be considered an … Continue reading The White House Is Playing Word Games With New Gene-Editing Science And Fully Intends To Manufacture GMO People

The genetic engineering of human embryos done by Chinese researchers is technically legal in many countries

News broke on Wednesday that a team of Chinese scientists had edited the genes of human embryos for the first time ever, confirming long-swirling rumours that such ethically dicey experiments were underway and flouting recent calls to put a stop to them. Yet despite researchers urging caution — stating that this work needs to be “on … Continue reading The genetic engineering of human embryos done by Chinese researchers is technically legal in many countries