Avatar – Scientists Ask If A New Race Of Super Earthlings Are Being Born – 11-17-14

 

Gregg Prescott

Scientists have made an unexpected and unsettling discovery – a large number of new and previously unseen mutations have been detected among humans.

There are those who suggest that there will soon be fantastic X-men among humans. These super earthlings do not come out of secret laboratories, as in famous blockbuster movies, but are born naturally. Other scientists are less optimistic and consider the unforeseen development can to lead to unknown changes in the human body.

This unexpected and terrifying discovery is a result of a study conducted by scientists from Cornell University (USA) and University of California.

When they examined genes of several thousands of people from around the world, it turned out that mankind has acquired over the past few years new, previously unseen mutations.

The scientist studied 202 genes in 14,002 people. The human genome contains some 3 billion base pairs; the scientists studied 864,000 of these pairs. While this is only a small part of the genome, the sample size of 14,002 people is one of the largest ever in a sequencing study in humans.

This project led by John Novembre of the University of California Los Angeles and Vincent Mooser of UK-based drug company GlaxoSmithKline, reports that more than 95% of variants found by sequencing 202 genes in 14,002 people were rare, and that 74% of the variants were carried by only one or two people in the study.

“I knew there would be rare variation but had no idea there would be so much of it!” said the senior author of the research, John Novembre, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and of bioinformatics at UCLA.

In the study, 10,621 people had one of 12 diseases, including coronary artery disease, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, osteoarthritis and Alzheimer’s disease; 3,381 did not have any of the diseases.

“The large sample size allows us to see patterns with more clarity than ever before,” Novembre said.

“If rare variants are like distant stars, this kind of large sample size is like having the Hubble Telescope; it’s allowing us to see more than before.

We see a ton of rare variation, and these rare variants more often make changes to proteins than not. In that way, this study has important implications for the genetic basis of disease in humans. It’s consistent with the idea that many diseases may be partly caused by rare variants.”

“Research carried out fifty years ago, showed that the mutant gene had only one man among a thousand, and now five people”, explained John Novembre.

What is causing the mutations?

Previously it was thought that genetic abnormalities are caused by of radiation, viruses, transposons and mutagenic chemicals, but now scientists have identified yet another factor that results in mutations – overpopulation!

Human population growth helps to explain the large number of genetic variants, the scientists said.

“The fact that we see so many rare variants is in part due to the fact that human populations have been growing very rapidly,” Novembre said. “Because the human population has grown so much, the opportunity for mutations to occur has also grown. Some of the variants we are seeing are very young, dating to population growth since the invention of agriculture and even the Industrial Revolution; this growth has created many opportunities for mutation in the genome because there are so many transmissions of chromosomes from parent to child in large populations.”

As a result of overpopulation, rare gene variants are much more likely to occur. And scientists do not rule out that soon there may be new types of mutations that lead to unknown changes in the human body.

Is a new race of X-men being born?

There are scientists who see benefits with mutations. Professor Darren Kessner of Univerist of California has for example suggested that among Earthlings there will soon be a fantastic group of “X-Men.” They beings do not come out of secret laboratories, as in the famous blockbuster movies, but are born naturally.

“New mutations are the source of inherited variation, some of which can lead to disease and dysfunction, and some of which determine the nature and pace of evolutionary change. These are exciting times.

We are finally obtaining good reliable estimates of genetic features that are urgently needed to understand who we are genetically,” said Joseph Nadeau, from the Case Western Reserve University in the US.

Both useful and harmful mutations have always existed as a completely normal phenomenon, but if the number of mutations increases dramatically, one cannot help wondering what implications this development will have for the human race…

http://www.bodymindsoulspirit.com/scientists-ask-if-a-new-race-of-s…

Jesse Herman – 4 Ways You Can Live Longer, Or Forever – 9-3-14

 

Article By Jesse Herman of Powerful Primates.

I am. Those are two of the most powerful words we can speak. Someday, though, each and every one of us won’t be on earth to speak those words in reference to the organic skin that is dangling on our bones right now. This is nothing to be sad about but it is important to think about.

These days longevity is all the rage. From human growth hormones, to plastic surgery, to nootropics people are investing in a longer life-span that goes deeper than simply eating raw foods and working out. Some of these scientific advancements really work, allowing us to perform optimally at an old age. With that said, here are 4 ways you can live longer at an advanced state, or even forever:

Potential Scientific Advancements


 

certain species of jellyfish has been called “immortal” by scientists who have observed its ability to, when in crisis, revert its cells to their earliest form and grow anew. That means that these tiny creatures, 4 mm to 5 mm long, potentially have infinite lives. The creature, known scientifically as Turritopsis nutricula, was discovered in the Mediterranean Sea in 1883, but its unique regeneration was not known until the mid-1990s.

If a mature Turritopsis is threatened — injured or starving, for example — it attaches itself to a surface in warm ocean waters and converts into a blob. From that state, its cells undergo transdifferentiation, in which the cells essentially transform into different types of cells. Muscle cells can become sperm or eggs, or nerve cells can change into muscle cells, “revealing a transformation potential unparalleled in the animal kingdom,” according to the original study of the species published in 1996.

There are scientist trying to figure out how to apply this awesomeness to aging and injured humans. While nothing crazy is in the works at the moment, my money is on science to whip something up that greatly increases longevity. Maybe not in our lives but relatively soon.

Head-To-Body Transplant


 

Did you know that full body transplants have already occurred? Well, they have with some of our unfortunate primates friends. No matter your views on animal testing, it is leading to a real probability that full body transplants will be happening soon.

Just imagine if Stephen Hawking was given a new body at the age of 70, walking the halls of whatever University he’d be speaking to. It is and inspiring thought to think. He has already defeated death in many ways after being diagnosed with ALS at 21. He was expected to die at 25. Still, a new body for those who are debilitated in some facet is extraordinary to consider. Better yet, if you die, your body being used for somebody else. Organ transplants is a modern concept. Body transplants are already a probability in the near future.

The Singularity –

 

The trend towards transhumanism is undeniable. One may claim they are against it but it’s hard to find a person in the Western world not addicted to a digital device in one form or another. Ray kurzweil is the leading spokesman and predicts that by around 2030, humans will have reverse engineered the brain. This include thoughts and emotions. The union of human and machine may not lead to happiness and nirvana but as far as longevity of life: certainly.

 The Simple Science Of Today

There are a number of companies throwing products around for capitalistic gains. Some of the products help increase physical and mental strength, while others not-so-much. Generally speaking, eating raw, easy-to-digest foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients  is the best way to go. Finding hobbies that keep the mind sharp and body in-shape and flexible is also important. These are old-school methods to live longer and they work. In the 1700′s people were not living much past 40. Life was tough. These days, getting on a bicycle, eating fruits and vegetables may be all one needs to live long enough for technology to allow one to live forever.

I am soon to be immortal. For better or worse.

http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/4-ways-you-can-live-long…

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