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t’s not exactly news that China is setting itself up as a new global superpower, is it? While Western civilization chokes on its own gluttony like a latter-day Marlon Brando, China continues to buy up American debt and lock away the world’s natural resources. But now, not content to simply laugh and make jerk-off signs as they pass us on the geopolitical highway, they’ve also developed a state-endorsed genetic-engineering project.
At BGI Shenzhen, scientists have collected DNA samples from 2,000 of the world’s smartest people and are sequencing their entire genomes in an attempt to identify the alleles which determine human intelligence. Apparently they’re not far from finding them, and when they do, embryo screening will allow parents to pick their brightest zygote and potentially bump up every generation's intelligence by five to 15 IQ points. Within a couple of generations, competing with the Chinese on an intellectual level will be like challenging Lena Dunham to a getting-naked-on-TV contest.
BGI-Shenzhen Completes Tender Offer for Complete Genomics
SHENZHEN, China, March 15, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- BGI-Shenzhen ("BGI") announced today that it, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Beta Acquisition Corporation, has successfully completed its all cash tender offer (the "Offer") to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Complete Genomics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNOM) ("Complete"). The Offer expired at 11:59 p.m. (New York City time) on Thursday, March 14, 2013. The Depositary for the Offer has indicated that, as of the expiration of the Offer, approximately 31,403,880 shares, or approximately 88%, of the common stock of Complete were validly tendered in and not withdrawn from the Offer, including shares of common stock of Complete subject to guaranteed delivery procedures. Beta Acquisition Corporation accepted all such validly tendered shares and payment for such shares will be made promptly in accordance with the terms of the Offer. Read more here: www.sacbee.com...=cpy
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Originally posted by AQuestion
reply to post by madmac5150
The last thing in this world they want to do is create more people with Aspergers (no longer called idiot savants), too unpredictable. The challenge they face is creating people that are smarter than the people they created.
Originally posted by onequestion
reply to post by inverslyproportional
Can you provide some links, id like to read more about that subject just out of curiosity?
and AQuestion, my account is older! Just kidding....
We have ideological biases that say, “Well, this could be troubling, we shouldn’t be meddling with nature, we shouldn’t be meddling with God.” I just attended a debate in New York a few weeks ago about whether or not we should outlaw genetic engineering in babies and the audience was pretty split. In China, 95 percent of an audience would say, “Obviously you should make babies genetically healthier, happier, and brighter!”