Archives for the month of: February, 2013

These Dogs love a good pair of Genes

Owen and The Genius seek out and explore genetic engineering and decoding of the human genome to decide if we are ready for venturing into the great frontier of a genetically engineered society. How long will it be before we can cure the greatest diseases of our age and how far should we go to repair genetic abnormalities. What danger does unwrapping the genetic code portend. What privacy and security are we giving up in the name of personalized medicine.What are the new technologies on the way in to cure cancer, in all of its forms. could it be as easy and a warm light and gold?
http://www.binatechnologies.com/news/bina-targets-whole-genome-analysis-hours-hardwaresoftware-analysis-platform
One large private data base for all or genetic information or does that put to much power in too few hands?
http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/18/3889842/study-reveals-identity-of-anonymous-genetics-donors
How much of our genome does it take to identify you. What processes can we use to eliminate personally identifiable information and should we privatize the decoding and analysis of our individual genomes.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23163-gene-therapy-cures-diabetic-dogs.html
How can a pair of genes make your diabetes better.
http://www.understandingnano.com/nanomedicine-nanoshells.html
Is this going to be the next frontier of cancer treatments. The Genius thinks so and Owen agrees.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130217084121.htm
In this article we discuss the manner our brains can be manipulated for our benefit and open up previous unknown senses or restore sensation to lost physical abilities. Can we open up an age where no matter how you came into the world or what misfortune you have had an engineer and brain science specialist can give or restore a new way to interact with the universe.

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OvsG Die Hard or Live Long

Owen and The Genius riff off on the manner in which science is looking into advancing the experience of living well into the twilight hours of your life. Owen is excited about the idea of medical immortality, and the face off on the moral and social ramifications of a population the ages and is healthy well into their nineties and the first century mark. Extending our productive life span may require nation states to alter their retirement plans for the elderly and even challenge the term elderly as far as when it will apply to individuals. How will humanity handle the challenges of an increasing aging society world-wide, with limited resources and negative environmental footprint. Will we be able to sustain 10 billion people with our current level of food production with increasing diminishing returns in regard to nutrient loss do to over farming. How will we earn our spurs and keep the little blue marble that we live on called space ship Earth habitable for humanity. After all what good is life extension if the world under our feet falls apart on our watch.

We talk about how science today is closer then most of the populous thinks to heal what ails us. From brain injury to cancer to genetically modified humans.

OvsG Diamonds are a Sperms Best Friend

1 http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/02/scienceshot-diamonds-are-a-sperm.html?ref=hp

What can diamonds do for you future children. The Genius looks into In Vitro Fertilization and how diamonds may in fact be a girls best friend.

2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photovoltaics

Will we be spraying our clothes and vehicles with glitter to power our devices and cars? Will Owen spray his tongue with glitter to power his keen intellect?

3 http://news.slashdot.org/story/13/02/08/1314220/fox-news-us-solar-energy-investment-less-than-germany-because-us-has-less-sun

Why “News” may not all that it sets itself out to be. We discuss what makes researchers cringe when Fox News speaks.

4 http://www.qualcommtricorderxprize.org/?gclid=CO-e4pSpqLUCFexaMgodR2cA-w

How to turn your already smart phone into the next best thing to a medical diagnosis.

5 The effect of science in how we age, now and in the future

Are we soon to be travelling into the realm of immortality. Should we seek to be immortal or should we be looking into maximizing our productive lifespan. Owen and the Genius square off on the future and hazards of genetic modified humans.

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