Monthly Archives: April 2019

Scientists explore new roles for extracellular RNA (ribonucleic acid)

This scientific news item is too exciting not to share. HOT off the presses. The “dogma” has always been that “RNA is very unstable” and quickly degraded — because of RNA-degrading enzymes called ribonucleases (RNases). But now scientists have discovered … Continue reading

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Denisovan subline, and how they and Neaderthals are related to modern humans

During the past 10+ years, these GEITP pages have covered the topic of “modern human evolution,” because the Homo sapiens genome has been molded by genetic and environmental influences during the past 5-6 million years — since divergence from gorilla … Continue reading

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The bioethical dilemmas surrounding “the Creation of CRISPR Babies”

These GEITP pages feel “obliged” to help make everyone aware of this recent bioethical dilemma, i.e. for everyone to ponder (if you so wish). The topic [see attached editorial] is “the Creation of CRISPR Babies” — meaning that it is … Continue reading

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