What If My Neighbor’s Child Was Genetically Modified Using Genetic Engineering?

Above: What If My Neighbor’s Child Was Genetically Modified Using Genetic Engineering?

Having genetically modified children is no longer a science fictional fantasy, but a very likely future scenario. Genetic engineering labs are on the edge of being able to create modified human beings, but what does that imply for humanity? Should we all first be pre-selected before deemed worthy to live on earth? While science has already answered this question, society as the ethical body of life still needs to have that conversation.

“Improving our way of life has always been a goal of science. Improving the human condition via gene editing is something many people strongly support and want to push forward. Just because I won’t be a designer human, doesn’t mean no one else should be a genetically modified human. Just because your feelings or your kids feelings are hurt due to someone else being better than you or being better than your child in every single way doesn’t mean that they should have to be subject to disease and weakness like the rest of us – like you, like me, like every other person on this planet. Plus, there are already people who are better than you and me in many different ways, maybe in almost every single way. No, that should not be an excuse against gene modification and human evolution.”

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What Exactly Does The Sun Do To Your Beautiful Skin?

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Have you ever wondered what exactly the sun does to your beautiful skin? Join us as we explain what UV rays do to your beautiful body. These young women had no clue what the sun did to their once beautiful young looking skin. We have a range of terrible excuses for forgetting to put on sunscreen — from being in a rush, to not wanting to get our hands oily (there’s a spray for that, people), to believing that the sun’s rays are entirely blocked when it’s overcast and cloudy.

Sunlight arrives on earth in three forms: infrared (heat), visible light, and ultraviolet. Fair-skinned women usually burn rather than tan in the sun because they lack melanin, which is responsible for a tan’s coloring. A fifth of adults think they can’t get a sunburn if they already have a tan.

Is Tanning Ever A Good Thing For Your Body?

Above: Is Tanning Ever A Good Thing For Your Body?

Summer is here, and that means more time in the sun! However, most of us have been warned about the dangers of sun exposure. But our fashion models wonder, is getting that bronzed bikini body ever actually good for your health? There is a pervasive belief in our culture that a tan connotes health, affluence, wealth, and even beauty. Guess what? Tanning beds are really bad for you. In fact, many doctors believe that tanning beds are as bad for you as smoking.

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Does Life Experience Change Your Cell Biology And Genetic Structure? Are Humans Software That Can Be Programmed?

Above: Does Life Experience Change Your Cell Biology And Genetic Structure? Are Humans Software That Can Be Programmed?

Gene Expression

“A cell is a machine for turning life experiences into biology.”

Have you ever wondered if your life experiences can change your cell biology? Are humans truly powerful beings with the capacity to change our very own genetic structure based on our daily activities and things that we experience throughout our lives?

Gene expression is the process by which information from a gene is used in the synthesis of a functional gene product. These products are often proteins, but in non-protein coding genes such as transfer RNA (tRNA) or small nuclear RNA (snRNA) genes, the product is a functional RNA. The process of gene expression is used by all known life—eukaryotes (including multicellular organisms), prokaryotes (bacteria and archaea), and utilized by viruses, to generate the macromolecular machinery for life.

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The Truth About Anti-Aging Creams: Retinol & Hyaluronic Acid

Above: The Truth About Anti-Aging Creams: Retinol & Hyaluronic Acid.

Marketers want you to believe anti-aging creams can reverse the age of your skin, but in reality only a few of these anti-aging creams actually work.

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Why Do Our Hair And Eye Color Change?

Above: Why Do Our Hair And Eye Color Change?

When babies are born, their eyes and hair are one color, but change within the first few years of their life. Why do hair and eye colors change? Trace explains the process of inheriting certain traits from your parents, and discusses why the colors change over time.

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Is China Making Smarter Babies Using Genetic Engineering?

Above: Is China Making Smarter Babies Using Genetic Engineering?

One of the most advanced genomics institutes in the world is working hard to create a new generation of super smart kids. So how smart are we talking about, and what might this mean for future generations of babies and children? Trace uses his own super powerful brain and finds out.

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Design Your Own Baby: Patent Granted

Above: Design Your Own Baby: Patent Granted.

Genetics company 23andMe was just granted a patent on a technology that allows you to design a child in the same way you might design a car or a house. Is this really the future of baby making? And if so, is designing babies a good or bad scientific development?

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Can This Jellyfish Live Forever? Turritopsis dohrnii: The Immortal Jellyfish

Above: Can This Jellyfish Live Forever? Turritopsis dohrnii: The Immortal Jellyfish.

There is a jellyfish in Japan that is able to reverse the aging process, and it might be able to live forever. Tara explains how this process works, and what humans are hoping to gain from studying this unique creature.

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Can Gene Therapy Cure Blindness? Gene Therapy Helping The Blind To See For The First Time

Above: Can Gene Therapy Cure Blindness? Gene Therapy Helping The Blind To See For The First Time.

Over the past decade, researches have been testing gene therapy on blind dogs in an attempt to restore vision. Six patients in Oxford had this same treatment done, and they’re reportedly cured. Join Trace as he shines some light on the steps scientists have taken to get to this point, and questions if gene therapy can ultimately be the cure for blindness. Continue reading “Can Gene Therapy Cure Blindness? Gene Therapy Helping The Blind To See For The First Time”

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