Can you upgrade your DNA?

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Can you upgrade your DNA?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:01 am

What has this to do with the mind? Read the article to find out (btw I don't regard this as pseudoscience as the AHA is involved):

http://thespiritscience.net/2015/07/11/ ... -your-dna/

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Re: Can you upgrade your DNA?

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:21 pm

Philosophy Explorer wrote:What has this to do with the mind? Read the article to find out (btw I don't regard this as pseudoscience as the AHA is involved):

http://thespiritscience.net/2015/07/11/ ... -your-dna/

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This is utter bullshit.
I'm not sure if life is not too short to read this. I'm not sure why you think it is kosher if the AHA is involved.

It is an inconvenient truth that you die with the same genome you were born with. Genes can be switched on or off, but "literally upgraded" is a childish abuse of language. What are they selling?

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Re: Can you upgrade your DNA?

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:28 pm

The website is really slick. And it pains me to see that Googling "Perla Kaliman, first author of the article and a researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona,", gets 75,500 regurgitated linked of pure bollocks.

I fear for the future of mankind.
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Re: Can you upgrade your DNA?

Post by duszek » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:35 pm

But if we replace some cells with genetically modified ones and they reproduce naturally and spread then some parts of our bodies will be new genetically.

It is like a desirable kind of cancer.

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Re: Can you upgrade your DNA?

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:41 pm

duszek wrote:But if we replace some cells with genetically modified ones and they reproduce naturally and spread then some parts of our bodies will be new genetically.

It is like a desirable kind of cancer.
Did you even look at the article?

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