Thursday, 25 February 2010

Just a thought…

Today I saw this;

Scientists unravel greenfly DNA code... now they can get to work on wiping them out

Last night, an international team of scientists announced they had deciphered an aphid's genome, or entire cache of DNA for the first time.

Armed with the genetic blueprint, they can start to look for weak spots that can be targeted with new designer pesticides, the journal PLoS Biology reports.

I then immediately thought of this;

The Human Genome Project

Project goals were to

  • identify all the approximately 20,000-25,000 genes in human DNA,
  • determine the sequences of the 3 billion chemical base pairs that make up human DNA,
  • store this information in databases,
  • improve tools for data analysis,
  • transfer related technologies to the private sector, and
  • address the ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) that may arise from the project.

I’m just being paranoid I’m sure, it isn’t like these ‘elites’ want to wipe out the worlds population or anything.

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