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DARPA developing “genetic doomsday” weapon to exterminate populations on demand

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posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 06:16 PM
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Can you imagine the horror?

DARPA is developing gene editing that would allow them to target almost any organism including human subsets. What is the point of such research? Why would we ever develop technology like this? How could any sane person think this could be safely deployed even if it was developed?

With it becoming so easy to edit genes it seems it would be easy to develop genetic weapons that specifically target groups of humans from some micro-lab or even terrorist bunker. It is truly frighting.

Should DARPA be developing this tech? Is there ANY situation where something like this should even be considered as a viable weapon? Do you see this as the potential 'terrorism' of the future?


The U.S. military agency known as DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is investing $100 million into so-called “genetic extinction technologies” that could be deployed to exterminate targeted human populations.


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posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 06:19 PM
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If they are investing in they have it. That's DARPA!!




posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 06:20 PM
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originally posted by: mikell
If they are investing in they have it. That's DARPA!!



WHY? This is a horrific tech.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 06:20 PM
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Wtf??

They are admitting they want to be able to destroy human populations genetically?

Huh?



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 06:24 PM
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originally posted by: MagesticEsoteric
Wtf??

They are admitting they want to be able to destroy human populations genetically?

Huh?



Why would you develop it if you didn't contemplate using it at some point?



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 06:24 PM
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Why? The NWO globalist agenda. What better way to cull what is perceived by the Elite as severe overpopulation. Less people means easier to control and less of them to fight back.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 06:30 PM
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we still use naturalnews as a source?

www.forbes.com...

ghr.nlm.nih.gov...

What are genome editing and CRISPR-Cas9? Genome editing (also called gene editing) is a group of technologies that give scientists the ability to change an organism's DNA. These technologies allow genetic material to be added, removed, or altered at particular locations in the genome. Several approaches to genome editing have been developed. A recent one is known as CRISPR-Cas9, which is short for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats and CRISPR-associated protein 9. The CRISPR-Cas9 system has generated a lot of excitement in the scientific community because it is faster, cheaper, more accurate, and more efficient than other existing genome editing methods. CRISPR-Cas9 was adapted from a naturally occurring genome editing system in bacteria. The bacteria capture snippets of DNA from invading viruses and use them to create DNA segments known as CRISPR arrays. The CRISPR arrays allow the bacteria to "remember" the viruses (or closely related ones). If the viruses attack again, the bacteria produce RNA segments from the CRISPR arrays to target the viruses' DNA. The bacteria then use Cas9 or a similar enzyme to cut the DNA apart, which disables the virus. The CRISPR-Cas9 system works similarly in the lab. Researchers create a small piece of RNA with a short"guide" sequence that attaches (binds) to a specific target sequence of DNA in a genome. The RNA also binds to the Cas9 enzyme. As in bacteria, the modified RNA is used to recognize the DNA sequence, and the Cas9 enzyme cuts the DNA at the targeted location. Although Cas9 is the enzyme that is used most often, other enzymes (for example Cpf1) can also be used. Once the DNA is cut, researchers use the cell's own DNA repair machinery to add or delete pieces of genetic material, or to make changes to the DNA by replacing an existing segment with a customized DNA sequence. Genome editing is of great interest in the prevention and treatment of human diseases. Currently, most research on genome editing is done to understand diseases using cells and animal models. Scientists are still working to determine whether this approach is safe and effective for use in people. It is being explored in research on a wide variety of diseases, including single-gene disorders such as cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, and sickle cell disease. It also holds promise for the treatment and prevention of more complex diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, mental illness, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Ethical concerns arise when genome editing, using technologies such as CRISPR-Cas9, is used to alter human genomes. Most of the changes introduced with genome editing are limited to somatic cells, which are cells other than egg and sperm cells. These changes affect only certain tissues and are not passed from one generation to the next. However, changes made to genes in egg or sperm cells (germline cells) or in the genes of an embryo could be passed to future generations. Germline cell and embryo genome editing bring up a number of ethical challenges, including whether it would be permissible to use this technology to enhance normal human traits (such as height or intelligence). Based on concerns about ethics and safety, germline cell and embryo genome editing are currently illegal in many countries.
less end of the worldy take on the matter



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 06:33 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

I know I shouldn’t be surprised that they are so clear if their intentions but, for some reason I was???



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 06:35 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus

originally posted by: MagesticEsoteric
Wtf??

They are admitting they want to be able to destroy human populations genetically?

Huh?



Why would you develop it if you didn't contemplate using it at some point?

We just want to see if it's theoretically possible. Don't worry about it. DARPA does some crazy cool stuff but then it does mad scientist stuff like this. I don't think they have much in the way of ethical limits. Their warehouse has got to be like the ending of Indiana Jones.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 06:37 PM
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The ramifications of this tech is insane.

White supremacists could target blacks.

Black supremacists could target whites.

Muslim supremacists could target jews.

And the list goes on.

It's insanity that this is even being explored.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 06:38 PM
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originally posted by: Subrosabelow
Why? The NWO globalist agenda. What better way to cull what is perceived by the Elite as severe overpopulation. Less people means easier to control and less of them to fight back.

Unfortunately, it also means fewer people generating money and new ideas to make that money. The best thing to do is bump the population up just to the breaking point and hold it there.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 06:38 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

With all due respect, this whole article seems a bit biased towards the field of biotechnology in general so I have to wonder if this is telling the whole story or just the scary "click bait" parts.

Still, for discussions sake, lets see what we can feel out.




What is the point of such research?

Why would we ever develop technology like this?

How could any sane person think this could be safely deployed even if it was developed?


The answers to these questions were in the articles sourced by your link and conveniently left out.
Gizmodo


A gene drive works by overriding natural selection’s typical 50-50 mix, ensuring that a desired trait introduced by genetic engineering more efficiently spreads through a wild population. Among other things, this technique might be used to engineer invasive pests to breed themselves out of existence. Earlier this year, New Zealand signaled it was interested in the gene drives as a potential solution to its problem with invasive species (pending much, much more research of course). If it works outside of lab environments, the gene drive could eventually become a massively powerful technology, allowing for the potential of genetically altering an entire species.


and this



“The science of gene editing, including gene drive technology, has been advancing at a rapid pace in the laboratory,” DAPRA told Gizmodo via email. “These leaps forward in potential capability, however, have not been matched by advances in the biosafety and biosecurity tools needed to protect against potential harm if such technologies were accidentally or intentionally misused, nor does data exist on how such technologies would actually function in the far more complex real world.” DARPA is afraid of what might happen if something goes awry, whether nefariously or by accident. And it’s not the only party voicing that concern. Last month, one of the pioneering scientists behind the prospect of using CRISPR to create a gene drive published what he called a “mea culpa” arguing that the technology is nowhere ready for primetime.

He said safe guards are needed to prevent it from spreading uncontrollably in the wild. The seven teams that DARPA is funding under its Safe Genes program are conducting fundamental research. A team at The Broad Institute is developing the means to switch on and off genome editing, including the control of gene drives in mosquitos.

A Massachusetts General Hospital team is looking at better ways to measure the on-target and off-target effects of gene editing, with a focus also on a mosquito gene drive. An MIT team is looking at how to geographically limit the spread of a gene drive and potentially reverse it.

Five of the funded teams are working directly on biosafety and biosecurity measures for gene drive technologies, the other teams focused on gene editing more broadly.




Should DARPA be developing this tech? Is there ANY situation where something like this should even be considered as a viable weapon? Do you see this as the potential 'terrorism' of the future?


Yes, Yes, and Yes.

My first question is simple: Would you rather the US do this first, or Russia/China/North Korea? If we don't control or at least have tech on par to this doesn't that put all of us at a disadvantage on the global stage.

Question #2: Can you foresee no potentially beneficial applications, or is this just some doom porn to drive clicks?

Question the Third: Did you not notice how a good portion of the article is basically the author tooting his own horn? Or the sheer volume of "health aids" and scary video links?



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posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 06:41 PM
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Old news. Us Masons affectionately refer to this as the 'Goyim Bomb'.

Join our ranks or perish.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Sounds like season 3 in the epic saga known as American politics.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 06:42 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus

originally posted by: MagesticEsoteric
Wtf??

They are admitting they want to be able to destroy human populations genetically?

Huh?



Why would you develop it if you didn't contemplate using it at some point?



It's just business. America is in the business of war. Your tax dollars helped create this technology and it's expensive; but let's be concerned about a few people getting food stamps...

They don't call it the Military/Industrial complex for nothing.
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posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 06:47 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: neo96

Sounds like season 3 in the epic saga known as American politics.


Season 4 would be left and right trying to erase each other.




posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 06:50 PM
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originally posted by: Thorneblood

My first question is simple: Would you rather the US do this first, or Russia/China/North Korea? If we don't control or at least have tech on par to this doesn't that put all of us at a disadvantage on the global stage.



I prefer we dont do it so that they dont, because if our actions were the genesis therefore if it goes wrong on their end we're still guilty in the equation.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 06:50 PM
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The ramifications of this tech is insane.

White supremacists could target blacks.

Black supremacists could target whites.

Muslim supremacists could target jews.

And the list goes on.

It's insanity that this is even being explored.
a reply to: neo96
Muslim supremacists will target ALL non Muslims, and all Muslims that don't follow its caliphate. 😮
edit on 6-12-2017 by FinallyAwake because: My thumbs are dummer than my big toes



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 07:00 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

It's a little late for that and honestly underestimates the skill of Russia and China at this sort of thing, not to mention the inherent threat from a nation like North Korea to take advantage of this for their own ends. There should be little doubt in anyones minds that Governments are working on this, so at the very least we should take a little comfort in the fact that the US is working on this for both DEFENSIVE and OFFENSIVE purposes, not to mention the larger benefits to medicine, biology and agriculture.

Now lets get back to our anticipated "We so scared of science" rants.



posted on Dec, 6 2017 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: Thorneblood




Would you rather the US do this first, or Russia/China/North Korea?



What kind of a choice is THAT?????????????????????????

you make america seem like some #ing benevolent republic

dooooooooooooood


how about nobody does this?
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