Synthetic Biology, Playing God
Junious Ricardo Stanton
“Synthetic biology is a field of science that involves redesigning organisms for useful purposes by engineering them to have new abilities. Synthetic biology researchers and companies around the world are harnessing the power of nature to solve problems in medicine, manufacturing and agriculture.” https://www.genome.gov/about-genomics/policy-issues/Synthetic-Biology
For the past few years I’ve been warning you of the growing initiatives by the ruling class and their minions to play god. It has been an incremental process but now it has accelerated exponentially. We are familiar with genetically modified organisms (GMO), human gene editing, the integrating of humans with computers and other forms of digital “enhancement” called transhumanism or bio-digital convergence; but that is just the beginning. These miscreants are pushing the envelop into a sphere they call synthetic biology. What is Synthetic Biology or SynBio you ask? In plane and simple language it is a plan to usurp and alter the natural order; but the reprobates pushing this new agenda define it as: “Synthetic biology is a multidisciplinary field of biotechnology that involves engineering the genetic material of organisms—such as viruses, bacteria, yeast, plants, or animals—to have new characteristics. It has the potential to create useful changes in crops, improved drugs, stronger materials, and more efficient industrial processes. Scientists are also exploring the use of synthetic biology to address environmental challenges by engineering organisms to use carbon dioxide, produce biofuels for vehicles, and transform methane into biodegradable plastics. Synthetic biology combines engineering principles with existing biotechnology techniques, such as DNA sequencing and genome editing, to modify organisms or create new ones. Scientists use DNA sequencing to read the biological information stored in DNA. As this technology becomes more accurate, faster, and cheaper, scientists are building databases of DNA sequences to help them identify the biological functions of specific pieces of DNA. Complementing this work, advances in computational tools such as artificial intelligence (AI) support rapid and iterative design and testing cycles to replace time-consuming lab experiments. For example, synthetic biologists could use machine learning to better predict the effect of changes they make to an organism. Once equipped with information about the DNA's function, synthetic biologists can edit or create the desired genetic material within an organism using genome-editing tools such as CRISPR. Scientists can make these genetic changes far more rapidly using synthetic biology than with earlier methods, such as selective breeding over multiple generations. Moreover, synthetic biologists are able to retool organisms to have uses they do not currently exhibit in nature.” https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-23-106648
The underline emphasis is mine because I want you to see beyond the scientific jargon and rhetoric to glean the nefarious purposes and intents of this technology. Notice they are focusing on the rapid alteration of viruses and bacteria much like they were doing with Gain of Function research into microorganisms. We’ve seen how that turned out in the recent “pandemic” where the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus was developed and weaponized that some folks claim was then released on the world.
Scientists admit there are “unintended consequences” to this type of experimentation and manipulation. “Synthetic biology could pose a significant threat to national security if it were used for nefarious purposes, such as developing new biological or chemical weapons. Additionally, the computational tools used for synthetic biology could be vulnerable to cyberthreats such as automation hacking. For example, a bad actor could manipulate or steal information and use it to create drugs, weapons, or other harmful products. Organisms made using synthetic biology and released into the environment could have unknown, unintended, and potentially irreversible effects on ecosystems. Such effects could be widespread if, for example, these organisms negatively affected food or water systems. The public may hesitate to accept certain applications of synthetic biology due to concerns about interfering with nature and about unintended effects. In addition, some medical applications could be inaccessible for some patients due to cost or location of treatment centers.” https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-23-106648 The underlined emphasis is mine.
Of course there are also moral and ethical issues that need to be raised, “This means that mutations in the genome of the synthetic organisms could produce unexpected interactions with the environment and other living, natural organisms. Considering the myriad unusual functions enabled by BioBricks that could be integrated in synthetic genomes, a concern is that functions upon which nature has never operated may provide advantages over natural organisms leading to unexpected proliferation of a synthetic biology product, thereby radically altering the ecosystem. Microorganisms intended for clean up of one particular chemical may interact with others, potentially passing synthetic genes to natural species thereby “contaminating” the gene pool [Tucker and Zilinskas 2006]. It’s also claimed that even without such evolutionary intervention the released species may interact with naturally existing substances and cause unexpected side-effects [Bhuktar 2005].” Synthetic Biology Social and Ethical Challenges . https://haseloff.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/resources/SynBio_reports/0806_synthetic_biology.pdf
But as we know the almighty dollar always takes priority over ethics and morality in this culture. “Bill Gates is not the only tech founder billionaire that sees a parallel between bits and biology, either. Many other tech founders – the same people that made their money programming 1s and 0s – are now investing in biotech founders poised to make their own fortunes by programming A’s, T’s, G’s and C’s. The industry has raised more than $12.3B in the last 10 years and last year, 98 synthetic biology companies collectively raised $3.8 billion, compared to just under $400 million total invested less than a decade ago. Synthetic biology companies are disrupting nearly every industry, from agriculture to medicine to cell-based meats. Engineered microorganisms are even being used to produce more sustainable fabrics and manufacture biofuels from recycled carbon emissions.” Meet Eight Tech Titans Investing In Synthetic Biology John Cumbers https://www.forbes.com/sites/johncumbers/2019/09/14/meet-the-8-tech-titans-investing-in-synthetic-biology/?sh=76783e16a64b
When you see Bill Gates’ name attached to anything you know it doesn’t bode well for humanity. In every project to alter the natural order, to despiritize, dehumanize and transform people into machines/computers by reconfiguring our DNA and seizing more power over us, people like Gates and Rockefeller are behind them. I will discuss other aspects of their desire to play god in future commentaries.
Gain-of-function research (GOFR) refers to the serial passaging of microorganisms to increase their transmissibility, virulence, immunogenicity, and host tropism by applying selective pressure to a culture.
Transhumanism, philosophical and scientific movement that advocates the use of current and emerging technologies—such as genetic engineering, cryonics, artificial intelligence (AI), and nanotechnology—to augment human capabilities and improve the human condition. Transhumanists envision a future in which the responsible application of such technologies enables humans to slow, reverse, or eliminate the aging process, to achieve corresponding increases in human life spans, and to enhance human cognitive and sensory capacities. The movement proposes that humans with augmented capabilities will evolve into an enhanced species that transcends humanity—the “posthuman.”