A step towards ETERNAL life: Speedy genetic tool could soon let scientists create new DNA 'overnight' that may help humans live forever
Proving that there is nothing new under the sun the oldest lie of the Serpent lives on:
"For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." -Genesis 3:5
The truth is:
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:" -Hebrews 9:27
Ironic to the article below, several Christian researchers and authors have surmised that perhaps there will be a time in the not too distant future where science through the alteration of the human genome, changes mankind (or those that accept the mark) into something no longer human, at least in the biblical sense. This leads to the deception that mankind can live without ever having to die and thus face their Creator on Judgment Day.
Researches have theorized this is exactly why anyone who takes the mark of the beast cannot be saved....as it changes human DNA to the point where the person God created no longer exists. This is the final corruption by Satan of God's creation but also brings with it the most solemn, sobering and horrifying consequences in all of scripture:
"And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name."
Mankind would do well to heed it's warning-W.E.
- New technique makes it cheaper and faster to synthesise bits of DNA
- It is more accurate than today's methods and allows for larger synthetic genes
- The technique could help scientists working to reverse the ageing process
A revolutionary new DNA tool could help take humanity a step closer to eternal life.
The device pioneers a new technique that makes it cheaper and easier to synthesise genes 'overnight' – a process that typically takes several days.
Scientists say the new system is also far more accurate than existing methods, allowing researchers to build DNA strands up to 10 times longer than current technology.
The technique could help scientists working to reverse the ageing process by manipulating a key molecule called telomerase - thought to repair our DNA.
Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley said it could lead to 'DNA printers' in research labs that work like the 3D printers in many modern workshops.
'If you're a mechanical engineer, it's really nice to have a 3D printer in your shop that can print out a part overnight so you can test it the next morning,' said UC Berkeley graduate student Dan Arlow.
'If you're a researcher or bioengineer and you have an instrument that streamlines DNA synthesis, a 'DNA printer', you can test your ideas faster and try out more new ideas. I think it will lead to a lot of innovation.'
Current gene synthesis techniques are slow and expensive as they add bases, the basic building blocks of DNA, one at a time.
The process often fails and can only produce very short strands up to 200 bases in length.
If scientists need a longer sequence, they have to laboriously stitch these together using a cocktail of organic chemicals.
The new method gets around some of these problems via a 'brute force approach' that utilises molecules which occur naturally in the body.
The new tehcnique uses a tether molecule (grey) to link each new DNA building block (green) to an enzyme (cream). Enzymes are small proteins that our bodies use to speed up chemical reactions
It relies on enzymes - small proteins that our bodies use to speed up chemical reactions - to physically bind each new piece of DNA to the sequence.
Each enzyme is then snipped from the sequence and discarded in a process that allows researchers to create single strands of DNA up to 2,000 bases long.
This is 10 times longer than current techniques allow and rapidly speeds up the process of synthesising genes for research.
Normally scientists must order genes from a special laboratory that charges upwards of £225 ($300) per gene in a process that can take two weeks to reach recipients.
HOW MIGHT SCIENTISTS USE TELOMERASE TO REVERSE THE PROCESS OF AGEING?
Scientists decoded an enzyme thought to halt ageing in plants, animals and humans as part of a recent breakthrough study.
Unravelling the structure of the complex enzyme, called telomerase, could lead to drugs that slow or block the ageing process, along with new treatments for cancer, researchers reported in the journal Nature in April.
Elated scientists announced the completion of a 20-year quest to map the enzyme thought to forestall ageing by repairing the tips of chromosomes.
'It has been a long time coming,' lead investigator Kathleen Collins, a molecular biologist at the University of California in Berkeley, said in a statement.
'Our findings provide a structural framework for understanding human telomerase disease mutations, and represent an important step towards telomerase-related clinical therapeutics.'
Part protein and part RNA (genetic material that relays instructions for building proteins) telomerase acts on microscopic sheaths, known as telomeres, that cover the tips of the chromosomes found inside all cells.
In humans, each cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, including one pair of sex chromosomes - the 'X' and 'Y' - that differ between males and females.
Australian-American biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering telomeres and their protective function in the 1970s, likened them to the tiny plastic caps that keep shoelaces from fraying.
Eventually, however, shoelace tips and telomeres do break down: every time a cell divides the telomeres get worn a little bit more, until the cell stops dividing and dies. This, biologists agree, is probably central to the natural ageing process.