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NASA Wants To Alter DNA Of Mars Astronauts in 2030s To Protect From Cancerous Radiation

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posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 10:52 AM
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Protecting astronauts from radiation on a trip to Mars is a challenge that NASA is planning on using drugs to alter DNA of the crew to solve.


Protecting astronauts from cosmic radiation is one of the key challenges facing future missions to Mars, and Nasa believes it may have a solution.

The space agency, which is planning to send explorers to the red planet in the 2030s, is considering the use of drugs that alter the DNA code of its crews.
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Using mice studies, Nasa has found compounds that rejuvenate elderly mice in tests, NASA is also considering "tweaks" to the the astronauts DNA. There is of course moral implications that NASA must consider.


One of the techniques currently under development that it is following is NMN, a compound expected to enter clinical trials after it was shown to rejuvenate elderly mice in laboratory tests.

It is also considering making more advanced tweaks or alterations to the DNA of its astronauts, although the moral implications of such a radical step will need to be addressed


NASA scientists may be able to "turn up or down" genetic instructions to manipulate the astronauts DNA to prevent cancer, dementia and other radiation related illnesses.


Using such a technique would allow Nasa's scientists to turn up the volume on one genetic instruction or mute another.

This may help to prevent cancers, dementia and other radiation related illnesses from developing, as well as boosting the body's resilience to its effects.



WOW! This NASA tech said a mouthful. Think of the implications here on earth if this is true.

OR

Ut-oh.


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posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 10:53 AM
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Yes, that's the ticket.......lets screw with what God built.....

in the name of friggin NASA

cause they're our only hope for humanity.....yezzzzz



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posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 11:20 AM
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a reply to: GBP/JPY

Yeah! Those evil mofos!

But let's ignore the fact that we're destroying what God built by knocking forests down, pouring concrete on top of everything and polluting the waterways and air with trash and toxic waste all while fracking knowing the environmental consequences.

THIS is the final straw! Not the hundreds of years of industrialization and the killing of the planet and its wildlife!
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posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 11:35 AM
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They Basically just told they world, they have a cure for Cancer...

Seriously that is 100% no conspiracy needed in your face WE CURED CANCER...why is this not bigger news?
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posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 11:44 AM
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Agreed, if they are working on a cancer and dementia cure or DNA switch this is going to be big medical news.

What is great is that NASA is a taxapayer funded org, and the public will get to pay through the nose to get the "cure" from one of the pharma corps.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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What bizarre "news." If NASA can and knows how to tweak human DNA, then why arn't we already doing that for us humans on earth? This makes no sense.

NASA needs to spread the word to the AMA asap. Why arn't we all demanding this?



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 12:30 PM
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NASA Wants To Alter DNA Of Mars Astronauts in 2030s To Protect From Cancerous Radiation


Ridiculous. More proof the world has gone absolutely bonkers. If we can't make it as the creature designed for 1G on Earth we have no business trying to go beyond the Moon.

There's too much playing fast and loose with genomes. We are going to wipe out life on this planet.

So much hubris, so little humility. Just because we can do something doesn't mean we should do it.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 12:49 PM
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posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 12:49 PM
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So now the pointless Mars mission prospect is the new vehicle to proliferate life extension technologies, on the tax payers dime, which its sure to be the Ruling Elites that harness it over the rest of mankind.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 01:27 PM
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This mission will never happen.


For many reasons.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 01:43 PM
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That wont stop them from using the thing to fund the technocrat elitists life extension tech programs.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 02:13 PM
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originally posted by: saudi

Heh, you read my mind.

While the implications of possibly curing cancer are good news, I find it's frightening on a whole other level. We start tampering with our genomes and we have no idea what that means for the future of our race. We could totally eff up our DNA and send us straight to extinction because what we did caused an unforseen chain reaction later on down the line thanks to mutations.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 03:54 PM
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They Basically just told they world, they have a cure for Cancer...

Actually, no. They did not say that. He is talking about things that might be done. Someday.
Go to 13:00 if you want to miss some good stuff.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 03:57 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
Protecting astronauts from radiation on a trip to Mars is a challenge that NASA is planning on using drugs to alter DNA of the crew to solve.

And this is what started our zombie apocalypse.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 08:27 PM
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a reply to: Blue Shift

Maybe right. Can you imagine the unforeseen issues that this may cause?



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 09:08 PM
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Aliens from Mars? Sure.


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