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Old 03-16-2010, 01:47 PM
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The major four sciences : Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Each one of them studies a particular part of our world. Each one has its branches and each one has had its period of Advancement. The Ancient Times were the times were advances were made in Mathematics. The Medieval Times were the times of Alchemy and Chemistry. The past few centuries centered their attention in Physics. This century, or century will be the century of Biology.

Ok so I will get into brass tacks xD The newest and most fascinating Biological branch is Chemotherapy ( not sure if thats the English name ) . Its where the scientists tamper with the DNA. So reports state that soon enough we might be able to change completely our genetic structure. For strength, resistance to cold, heat and damage and the reduction of fatigue generated by exercise.

So the most probable scenarios I've been able to dig us were "Carbon Fiber Bones", Heave Muscle and Skin weave. those do look awesome. Any thoughts on the subject? I'd sure as hell like to jump off the roof to the ground to avoid going down the stares So what do you guys think?
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:15 PM
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There is only so many things that can be done to DNA without Mutations. The process of Genetic Engineering or tampering with DNA is to pull apart sections of DNA and rearrange them to code for a different protein or by reconnecting Chromosomes together in a different sequence. However bring Mutations into the picture and nearly anything becomes possible to a point. Eg: Being able to recode a plant to code for the Enzyme Luciferase and it will glow

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Myself, I'd love to get Na'vi genetic characteristics...
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:00 PM
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haha i'd sure like to be stronger than I am ^^ and perhaps give females a tail xD
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I want my own tail...
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That flower looks incredible! What's holding up production of those things?

Interesting times ahead for science.

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Old 03-17-2010, 12:33 PM
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Thats for sure ^^
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:43 PM
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I too want a tail

There is a problem with the modified plants that are biolumenescent, if they were to ever get into the wild, it could have disastrous effects for our ecosystem (although we would eventually have a forest like Pandora's, tough choice )

Also, I think much of the work will go into pinpointing the places in our DNA which make us susceptible to diseases and illnesses, maybe even the DNA Death-Clock to make our live longer...
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Our lives will get longer no matter what They say that we might be immortal in about 40-50 years
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Ohh, I like this! The plant looks awesome...
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:13 PM
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Oh I didnt notice that for some reason! Its so AWESOME! Now thats our scientists right there! you must give it to these people! Its AWESOME!
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Alright, well, I never shared my thoughts on all of this on the other thread on AF, since they go against the grain (I'm chicken sometimes)...so I'll trust you guys to hear me out, here.

Genetic modifications scare me a little, simply because biologic systems are *very* chaotic, and we have a pretty loose understanding of the whole process as it is, right now. There are many areas of the gene sequence we just don't fully understand (the example of telomeres and their potential to extend the body's life is one of them). We're manipulating things around and getting some really interesting results from it, but it's hard to say what the negative outcomes might be...right now, it's kind of down to trial and error.

I can't deny some of the thing we've come up with are pretty neat...the bioluminescent plants are pretty cool. But generally speaking, it feels like playing with fire, to me. Biological systems are just so complex, and there are very few hard and fast rules like there are in the other sciences.

Anyway, just my take on it. I hope it's alright.

(I admit, it *would* be cool to have a tail...)
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Alright, well, I never shared my thoughts on all of this on the other thread on AF, since they go against the grain (I'm chicken sometimes)...so I'll trust you guys to hear me out, here.

Genetic modifications scare me a little, simply because biologic systems are *very* chaotic, and we have a pretty loose understanding of the whole process as it is, right now. There are many areas of the gene sequence we just don't fully understand (the example of telomeres and their potential to extend the body's life is one of them). We're manipulating things around and getting some really interesting results from it, but it's hard to say what the negative outcomes might be...right now, it's kind of down to trial and error.

I can't deny some of the thing we've come up with are pretty neat...the bioluminescent plants are pretty cool. But generally speaking, it feels like playing with fire, to me. Biological systems are just so complex, and there are very few hard and fast rules like there are in the other sciences.

Anyway, just my take on it. I hope it's alright.

(I admit, it *would* be cool to have a tail...)
Thanks for sharing Yeh, it is really dangerous. But it is happening and..well technology always was dangerous. Like fire All the things that people have invented so far could have turned into a disaster. Like the nukes or catapults..but as technology progresses we gotta try new things and yeh, it could be really dangerous.

Actually, I think that some test subjects will be harmed by tests ( like animals ) but IMO its better to test it on a rat, rather than on a human because if biotechnology was to create a particular species to test stuff on..it would be horrible and definitely expensive.

IMO technology is made of risks. We cant help it

and the plants do rock ^^

also..giving us a tail is a minor chromosome modification. the problem though is that we wouldn't develop bones in it
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I think it is a fantastic idea to get into the DNA modification era but as stated previously in this thread, it is a very dangerous procedure and consideing we know so little of what the outcomes could be, I think we should practice it on other things first.

Now I'm totally against animal related testing but we eat plants all the time and I'm sure some would like to sacrafice themselves for DNA modification!
IF we go through with this (most likely), I think that they will test DNA modifications on monkeys and apes first (as their DNA is relatively similar).
They will almost guaranteed test DNA modification on animals first.

I think we are only within 50 years max of having DNA manipulation at our hands, when we want (probably very controlled for the public).

How long do you guys think it will be before we manage to get DNA manipulation for the public?
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Yeh I agree. I say that full DNA mod is sth that will be available in the next 30-50 years. You never know with tech. It advances so fast
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