New Gene-Altering Drug Paves Way for Mass Modification
‘…While the drug is only meant to be given to 1 or 2 out of every million people, it paves way for further experimentation into the field of biotechnology and human alteration. Soon, doctors may be giving out drugs to treat any ‘defects’ in genes, whether it be for the so-called ‘fat’ gene or another instance where a damaged gene is present. It could even apply to purported ‘criminal’ genes that are said to predict an individual’s future ‘life of crime’. It may sound crazy, but scientists are already making even more serious moves that will alter or ‘create’ humankind.’…’
Why It’s Hard to Predict Alzheimer’s Discovered
Test Spots Alzheimer’s Decades Before Start of Symptoms
‘A study, published in the Lancet Neurology, found differences in the brains of an extended Colombian family predisposed to develop an early form of Alzheimer’s.
‘Experts said the US study may give doctors more time to treat people.
‘Alzheimer’s disease starts long before anyone would notice; previous studies have shown an effect on the brain 10-15 years before symptoms.
‘It is only after enough brain cells have died that the signs of dementia begin to appear – some regions of the brain will have lost up to 20% of their brain cells before the disease becomes noticeable…’
Never Trust Caller ID Information
‘Did you know that faking Caller ID information is as easy as using a long distance calling card? Scammers, hackers, and pranksters are using Caller ID spoofing services to try and mess with you, scam you, or steal information from you by convincing you that they’re someone other than who they really are.
‘In this week’s featured article, Why You Shouldn’t Trust Caller ID, we’ll learn how scammers and others are using spoofed Caller ID information to scam people out of millions of dollars with pretexting scams such as the ‘Ammyy Scam’…’
Working in Secrecy
How to Cover Your Tracks Online
From Tor to steganography, these six techniques will help obscure the data and traces you leave online
‘Each of the following techniques for protecting personal information can help reduce the risk of at least some of the bytes flowing over the Internet. They aren’t perfect. Unanticipated cracks, even when all of these techniques are used together, always arise. Still, they’re like deadbolt locks, car alarms, and other security measures: tools that provide enough protection to encourage the bad guys to go elsewhere.
‘Online privacy technique No. 1: Cookie management…’
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- Genetically Modified Humans? New Gene-Altering Drug Paves Way for Mass Modification (myscienceacademy.org)