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Twists in the Debate about Human Germline Modification

Twists in the Debate about Human Germline Modification

EDITOR’S NOTE: I am quoting from this article in full with my comments after. – Dwight Jones Tired Tropes and New Twists in the Debate about Human Germline Modification Posted by Marcy Darnovsky on May 28th, 2015 BEINGS 2015, or “Biotech and the Ethical...
A manifesto for playing god with human evolution

A manifesto for playing god with human evolution

This article is courtesy The New Scientist and its author Carl Elliott Fancy living forever, or uploading your mind to the net? The Proactionary Imperative embraces transhumanist dreams, but reminds why we need medical ethics IN THE early 1960s prank comedy duo James...
Backup Your DNA via a Blockchain?

Backup Your DNA via a Blockchain?

Article courtesy of CHRIS DEROSE  in Bitcoinmagazine.com While it’s a common refrain in the Bitcoin universe that the Blockchain will have countless uses for the storage and management of scarcity in our lives, it’s still a field that’s just starting to deliver on...
The Genotype vs Phenotype Distinction

The Genotype vs Phenotype Distinction

(From Wikipedia) The genotype–phenotype distinction is drawn in genetics. “Genotype” is an organism’s full hereditary information. “Phenotype” is an organism’s actual observed properties, such as morphology, development, or...
Cyber Consciousness vs a Phenotype for Immortality

Cyber Consciousness vs a Phenotype for Immortality

By Dwight Gilbert Jones Martine Rothblatt’s new work “Virtually Human – The Promise and the Peril of Digital Immortality” is a definitive overview-cum-prototype design for the emerging science of cyber consciousness, with a focus on its possibilities as a pathway to...
FAQ – What is “Genity”?

FAQ – What is “Genity”?

 Frequently Asked Questions about the Genity Society What does the word Genity mean?  Genity is the conceptual fusion of Genome with Identity.  It maintains that the ‘self’ is sufficiently captured with a DNA sample, supplemented by a genome sequencing, to...
Immortality through advanced technology and a spare diet

Immortality through advanced technology and a spare diet

This article courtesy of Charlotte Allen and the Weekly Standard Mountain View, Calif. Aubrey de Grey, 51, is the man who insists that within a few decades technology will enable us human beings to beat death and live forever. Actually, he’s not the only one to make...
Genome vs Phenotype – Simulation or Simulacrum?

Genome vs Phenotype – Simulation or Simulacrum?

By Dwight Gilbert Jones around a piece on media theory by Devin Sandoz Here I am working through this Univ. of Chicago examination of the entities termed simulation vs simulacrum,  for my own inquiry on how we come to understand the relationship between our genetic...