by John Vodila
Jan 16 2011
Genetic Modification/Synthetic Genetic Modification.
Be worried, be very worried!
Remember these headlines?
A sudden bloom of bacteria, a newly discovered form of bacteria, called gamma-proteobacteria, ‘I like this one’… A newly discovered microbe, a particularly gluttonous form of oil-eating bacteria that have existed for millions of years…’it’s newly discovered but has existed for millions of years?’ OK. These are just a few of the headlines from months past about this oil eating bug.
My friend contacted me and asked me if I knew about “Synthia”
The Monster Has Been Released?
The US Government estimates the BP’s oil disaster released 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico (most are well aware of gov estimates) and BP used 1.9 million gallons of toxic oil dispersant s, which are banned in at least 19 countries, to sink the oil not recover it. Is the newly discovered form of bacteria Synthia mutating with bacteria to ‘increase recovery rates of subsurface hydrocarbons?’
There are claim’s there’s a synthetic biological plague in the Gulf of Mexico eating anything and everything from the metal on the oil rigs, plastic, sand and even flesh. My friend said he was told that “it’s morphing and replicating itself and becoming larger and creating new life forms by molecularly combining with everything it comes in contact with including DNA.” Sound like fiction? A science fiction best seller? See what you think after reading the rest of this report.
I knew about, and had posted the story last year of Craig Venter, founder of Synthetic Genomics Inc, the controversial American scientist who announced the birth of ‘Synthia; the first-ever synthetic life-form created by man and born in the laboratory. What I was unaware of is, the possibility of it being released in the Gulf of Mexico and being introduced into the food, feed, water and yes, even vaccinations.
“In May 2010 researchers at JCVI(J. Craig Venter Institute) published results in the journal Science describing the construction of the first self-replicating, synthetic bacterial cell. The team synthesized the 1.08 million base pair chromosome of a modified Mycoplasma mycoides genome. The synthetic cell is called Mycoplasma mycoides JCVI-syn1.0 and is the proof of principle that genomes can be designed in the computer, chemically made in the laboratory and transplanted into a recipient cell to produce a new self-replicating cell controlled only by the synthetic genome.”
Definition of – Microbe: a very tiny living thing invisible to the naked eye, especially a germ causing disease.
Bacteria: a very large group of microorganisms comprising one of the three domains of living organisms. They are prokaryotic, unicellular, and either free-living in soil or water or parasites of plants or animals… organisms not able to be seen except under a microscope, found in rotting matter, in air, in soil and in living bodies, some being the germs of disease a throat infection caused by bacteria.
Genome: 1. The total genetic content contained in a haploid set of chromosomes in eukaryotes, in a single chromosome in bacteria, or in the DNA or RNA of viruses.
2. An organism’s genetic material.
I don’t know about you but when I hear things like designed in the computer, chemically made in the laboratory, transplanted into a recipient cell and self-replicating cell controlled only by the synthetic genome it raises my eyebrows, red flags begin waving and bells and whistles go off, silly me. I just have little concerns such as, what if this get’s out of control and mutates itself into a self- replicating super bacteria/organism/microbe and wipes out everything on the planet.
About Synthetic Genomics Inc.
SGI, a privately held company founded in 2005, is dedicated to developing and commercializing genomic-driven solutions to address global energy and environment challenges. Advances in synthetic genomics present limitless applications in a variety of product areas, including: energy, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. The company’s main research and business programs are currently focused on the following major bioenergy areas: designing advanced biofuels with superior properties compared to ethanol and biodiesel; harnessing photosynthetic organisms to produce value added products directly from sunlight and carbon dioxide; developing new biological solutions to increase production and/or recovery rates of subsurface hydrocarbons and developing high-yielding, more disease resistant and economic feedstocks. For more information go to www.syntheticgenomics.com.
BP plc (public limited company public limited liability company ) is Synthetic Genomics largest investor.
Remember the headlines in the Gulf? Sudden bloom of bacteria, newly discovered form of bacteria, gamma-proteobacteria, newly discovered microbe.
How about these headlines from Jan 2011
The US is too important to BP for it to walk away, but if it wants to grow, it will probably have to look elsewhere, and Russia fits the bill. Chris Weafer of Uralsib Capital, a Moscow-based bank, said: “This is a very clear statement from BP that it sees its future in Russia rather than the US following the Deepwater Horizon disaster.”
Sounds like BP is cut and running to me, now that they have destroyed the Gulf and a very high probability, in this writers opinion, released a monster, they are moving on to their next host… beware Russia!
“They are focused on energy and chemical solutions first but researching a wide range of business solutions in human health (vaccines) and food and water production and the environment…
Gene data is already transforming how pharma, biotech, hospital, food, feed, fiber, insurance, chemical, insurance, and energy companies do business. This session will map out how these discoveries and applications will change your business and life.”
Harvard Medical School Genetics Advisory Council
Synthetic Genomics, Inc.
The Visiting Committee of Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center
Getting worried yet?
Are You A Recipient Cell
Meet Synthetic Genomics Vaccines Inc. (SGVI)
As if there isn’t enough controversy surrounding vaccines already…
Synthetic Genomics Vaccines Inc, supported by an award from the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), introduced the use of genomics in vaccines research, a technology known as “reverse vaccinology” are “revolutionizing vaccine production.”
Synthetic Genomics Press Release: October 7, 2010
“Synthetic Genomics Inc. and J. Craig Venter Institute Form New Company, Synthetic Genomics Vaccines Inc. (SGVI), to Develop Next Generation Vaccines SGVI announces collaboration with Novartis on the development of influenza vaccines using synthetic genomics technology”
“Collaboration will combine advances in synthetic genomics science and genome sequencing capabilities with leading edge vaccine technology”
Another Pandora’s box opened.
There’s been a revolution for 16 years, didn’t ya know?
“As of 1995, we began to read the full gene sequence of . . .Bacteria, insects, plants, animals, humans.
It is written in a four-letter code (A, T, C, G) . . .
If you change this code, just as if you change the code in a floppy disk or on a CD . . .
You change the message, the product, the outcome.”
“We are beginning to acquire direct and deliberate control over the evolution of all life forms on the planet . . . including
Don’t forget to get your flu shot!
“Beginning to acquire direct and deliberate control over the evolution of all life forms on the planet . . . including ourselves”
Remember this planet we call Earth is a living thing in itself and has it’s own immune system to fight off infection and viruses, it seems the infection/virus is the human race, is nothing sacred anymore?
Synthetic Genetic Modification be worried, be very worried!