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3-D Printing DNA: Hacking Life’s Code and Creating New Organisms

Featured Image: ORDbot Quantum 3D Printer. CREDIT: Bart Dring. SOURCE: Wikipedia-(Public Domain).

youtube by ReasonTV

Published on Feb 24, 2015

Q&A With Cambrian Genomics’ Austen Heinz

Genetic Memory Identified in DNA

Image: Wikimedia Commons

James Watson and Francis Crick (right), co-originators of the double-helix model, with Maclyn McCarty (left).

A frequent , but difficult philosophical question is whether human genetics could pass memories or experiences to subsequent generations.  A couple or attempts at answering at least part of that question involved the replication accuracy using DNA as a data storage medium. In a paper published in Nature in January, 2013, scientists from the European Bioinformatics Institute and Agilent Technologies proposed a mechanism to use DNA’s ability to code information as a means of digital data storage. The group was able to encode 739 kilobytes of data into DNA code, synthesize the actual DNA, then sequence the DNA and decode the information back to its original form, with a reported 100% accuracy. The encoded information consisted of text files and audio files. A prior experiment was published in August 2012. It was conducted by researchers at Harvard University, where the text of a 54,000-word book was encoded in DNA. Now, new research indicates it may be possible to both encode and decode either purposeful or inadvertant additions to DNA.

DNA “markings” may transmit learned experiences


Dec. 1, 2013
Courtesy of Nature Neuroscience
and World Science staff

Learn­ed ex­pe­ri­ences can be trans­ferred through ge­net­ic struc­tures—not by changes to genes them­selves, but rath­er, to how they’re “marked” by oth­er mole­cules, a study re­ports.

Such “mark­ings” are called epige­net­ic changes. Sci­en­tists in re­cent years have in­creas­ingly rec­og­nized them as play­ing im­por­tant roles in bi­o­log­i­cal in­her­it­ance.

The find­ing that learn­ed ex­pe­ri­ences may be trans­ferred this way is part of a re­cent wave of re­search over­turn­ing what bi­ol­o­gists used to as­sume—that only in­forma­t­ion in the DNA it­self is passed across genera­t­ions. READ MORE

Retro Conspiracy Theory: DNA-Eyewitness Proof Elvis is Alive? by J. Parra (Video Report)

Featured image: Elvis Presley Grave site at Graceland, Memphis, TN USA. Credit: Daniel Schwen SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons. ( This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license).

From youtube uploaded by Jairo Parra

Uploaded on Jan 7, 2012

In this video, it will show that Elvis is still alive and a doctor who treated him claims that he is still alive.

Dig a LITTLE DEEPER ~ THEI Archive: “Elvis Presley Conspiracy”

Bigfoot DNA Tests: Science Journal’s Credibility Called Into Question (W/Video)

From Huffington Post Posted: 02/14/2013 2:20 pm EST  |  Updated: 02/14/2013 3:53 pm EST

By  Become a fan

Bigfoot is real … maybe.

After months of waiting for a peer-reviewed scientific journal to publish findings on the validity of alleged Bigfoot DNA evidence, the time has come for answers. But is there enough empirical evidence to finally confirm that the elusive, tall, hairy man-beast of North America really exists? Maybe, but questions have now been raised about the scientific journal publishing the findings.

In November, after a five-year study of purported Bigfoot (aka Sasquatch) DNA samples, Texas geneticist Melba Ketchum and a team of experts in genetics, forensics, imaging and pathology, were anxious for their findings to be published in a scientific journal. On Wednesday, their research appeared in the DeNovo Journal of Science, which seemed to confirm Ketchum’s research about the reality of Bigfoot. . . . Read Complete Report

From youtube  updated by SimplyBestNews2013 Published on Dec 2, 2012

Bigfoot DNA Study Claims Species is Real [11-29-2012]


Crop Circle’s are one subject that I have been fascinated with since we first started hearing about them.  I do believe they contain messages.  But messages from whom? Or  what? I still haven’t the faintest idea of their origin. Here’s another theory for our puzzlement. Don’t really know where he is going with this, but the presentation photos of the crop circles and illustrations is great! . . . EDITOR

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Australian outlaw Ned Kelly’s remains to go to family (W/ video documentary)

From BBC News (Asia)

2 August 2012 Last updated at 03:38 ET


The remains of Australian outlaw Ned Kelly will be handed to his descendants for burial more than 130 years after he was hanged for murder.

The headless remains of Kelly, who led a gang in Victoria in the late 1800s, were identified last November through DNA tests.

The bones were found in a mass grave outside the former Pentridge Prison.

The site’s property developers wanted to keep the remains but Kelly’s family wanted the bones returned. . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

Besieged – The Ned Kelly Story

Published on May 4, 2012 by 

“The rise of terrorism and the persistence of social liberation movements highlight the question: what is the right way to respond to a corrupt government, oppression and injustice? The exploits of Ned Kelly, Australian icon and notorious outlaw, raise the same question. Thought a hero by some and a terrorist by others, this documentary sets out to examine the man and the issues and to tell the historically accurate story…Was Ned Kelly an outlaw, a freedom fighter or simply a murderer?” . . . Posted with Documentary

Native American Populations Descend from Three Key Migrations, Scientists Say (w/video)

My research indicates that there is one possible source for migration to the Americas that the establishment scientists, educators, or accepted researchers will never mention. To learn of that possibility you have to listen to the oral history of the tribes.  . I’ll put up a link to my research on this amazing subject and my findings at the bottom of the page . . . EDITOR  

from Science Daily

ScienceDaily (July 11, 2012) — Scientists have found that Native American populations — from Canada to the southern tip of Chile — arose from at least three migrations, with the majority descended entirely from a single group of First American migrants that crossed over through Beringia, a land bridge between Asia and America that existed during the ice ages, more than 15,000 years ago.

By studying variations in Native American DNA sequences, the international team found that while most of the Native American populations arose from the first migration, two subsequent migrations also made important genetic contributions. The paper is published in the journal Nature July 11. . . . Read Complete Report

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The 10 Indian Commandments

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Go DEEPER: “Secret Underground Tunnels Past & Present: The Meso-American Connection”

DNA clues to Queen of Sheba tale plus King Soloman (full movie)

from BBC (uk) News

21 June 2012 Last updated at 12:17 ET

By Helen Briggs BBC News

Clues to the origins of the Queen of Sheba legend are written in the DNA of some Africans, according to scientists.

Genetic research suggests Ethiopians mixed with Egyptian, Israeli or Syrian populations about 3,000 years ago.

This is the time the queen, mentioned in great religious works, is said to have ruled the kingdom of Sheba.

The research, published in The American Journal of Human Genetics, also sheds light on human migration out of Africa 60,000 years ago.

According to fossil evidence, human history goes back longer in Ethiopia than anywhere else in the world. But little has been known until now about the human genetics of Ethiopians. . . . Read Complete Report

King Solomon *Full Movie*

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Visual adaptation of the story of King Solomon

DNA to shed light on yeti claims

from BBC News

22 May 2012 Last updated at 11:57 ET

A UK-Swiss team will use DNA testing to investigate the origins of remains claimed to be from yeti and bigfoot.

The project will examine hair, bone and other material from a collection amassed by a Swiss biologist – and will invite submissions from elsewhere.

Many cultures relate legends of hairy, humanoid creatures that lurk in the wilds, rarely seen.

But material claimed to be from such creatures have never been subjected to modern scientific techniques.

“It’s an area that any serious academic ventures into with a deal of trepidation… It’s full of eccentric and downright misleading reports,” said Prof Bryan Sykes, from Oxford University.

The researchers will apply a systematic approach and employ the latest advances in genetic testing, aiming to publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

“There have been DNA tests done on alleged yetis and other such things but since then the testing techniques, particularly on hair, have improved a lot due to advances in forensic science,” the Oxford geneticist told Reuters news agency.

Modern testing could get valid results from a fragment of a shaft of hair, added Prof Sykes, who is leading the project with Michel Sartori, director of the Lausanne Museum of Zoology.

‘Eyewitness reports’ . . . Read Complete Report