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After secret Harvard meeting, scientists announce plans for synthetic human genomes

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(Worthy News) - Three weeks ago, 130 scientists, entrepreneurs and policy leaders held an invitation-only, closed-door meeting at Harvard University to discuss an ambitious plan to create synthetic human genomes. Now, after a flurry of criticism over the secrecy of the effort, the participants have published their idea, declaring that they're launching a project to radically reduce the cost of synthesizing genomes -- a potentially revolutionary development in biotechnology that could enable technicians to grow human organs for transplantation.

The announcement, published Thursday in the journal Science, is the latest sign that biotechnology is going through a rapidly advancing but ethically fraught period. Scientists have been honing their techniques for manipulating the complex molecules that serve as the code for all life on the planet, and this same issue of the journal Science reports a breakthrough in editing RNA, a molecule that is the close cousin of DNA.

The promoters of synthetic genomes envision a project that would eventually be on the same scale as the Human Genome Project of the 1990s, which led to the sequencing of the first human genomes. The difference this time would be that, instead of “reading” genetic codes, which is what sequencing does, the scientists would be “writing” them. They have dubbed this the “Genome Project-write.” [ ... Read More (Source) ]

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  1. PROPHECY 47
    To Be Forewarned Is To Be Forearmed For Such A Time As This!
    (http://amightywind.com/prophecy/proph47.htm)
    April 21, 2001

    "TO BE FOREWARNED IS TO BE FOREARMED FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS! I warned what would happen in MY Word when mankind would play GOD for that is all they can do is play. They don’t understand for this they will pay as they seek to become a GOD a creator, This GOD of Creation is going to show them for I will take the very knowledge given to them and turn it against them.

    TO BE FOREWARNED IS TO BE FOREARMED FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS! Be warned when mankind is cloned, they are born without a soul and any creation without a soul is a dangerous thing. For mankind is meant to have a soul, I breathed the breath of life into Adam, but when mankind creates clones of Adam, and Eve, I tell you this there will be no breath of life in them. Instead it will be the breath of the soulless one, satan will be the father and evil will be the reward for playing God. These clones will not have the lifespan as MY creation, nor the desire to serve and worship the GOD ‘I AM’! These clones will not have a conscience for ‘I AM’ mankind’s conscience of what is right and wrong. These clones will turn on the very creators and on mankind that allows such heinous creatures."

  2. Makes you wonder where it'll end (as i'm writing, the Spirit is reminding me of the tower of Babel. ) Seems to me that God is going to intervene soon, in a demonstrative way.GOOD! Like many followers, I find the word 'soon' illusivevand yet, reassuring. I guess that we just need to trust in Gods perfect timing and relax in it. He is in charge and by His own perfect authority. Priase you Lord, for Your perfectness.

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