First genetically modified humans could exist within two years

Nov 13, 2015 by

By Sarah Knapton, Telegraph: Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique. Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to become the first lab in the world to ‘genetically edit’ the DNA of patients suffering from a genetic condition – in this case the blinding disorder ‘leber congenital amaurosis’. The disorder prevents normal function of the retina; the light-sensitive layer of cells at the back of the eye. It appears at birth or in the first months of life and eventually sufferers can go completely blind. “Hereditary eye disease in an obvious place to start given that there is already precedent in classical gene therapy” The rare inherited disease is caused by defects in a gene which instructs the creation of a protein...

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UN Agency Includes Ten Year Old Boys in Definition of Gay Behavior

Oct 23, 2015 by

By Rebecca Oas, C-Fam: The UN family planning agency (UNFPA) drifted further into controversial territory with a new report on HIV and sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men – and boys. UNFPA’s report implies that promiscuity and dangerous sexual practices are a pervasive part of the male homosexual experience, a charge that the Southern Poverty Law Center would label as “hate” if it came from a conservative Christian group. At the same time, the report ignores the fact that having multiple sexual partners, especially multiple concurrent partners, greatly raises the risk of infection. The advice it offers for changing sexual behavior is limited to using condoms and lubricants. UNFPA begins with a definition of MSM as “men who have sex with men,” and “should be understood to include young men, i.e. those in the age range 10–24 years.” While MSM is generally considered to be...

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Mind the Gap: Neuroscience, Transhumanism, and Human Nature

Oct 13, 2015 by

By William Carroll, Public Discourse: Before we rush to embrace transhumanism, it is crucial to ask what it means to be human. Contemporary developments in neuroscience and other natural and cognitive sciences can illuminate our understanding of the brain and its operations. They can also inform wide-ranging speculations about human nature. One impressive research project, under the auspices of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies [BRAIN 2025]. This lavishly funded program aims, in the words of the NIH announcement, “to discover how dynamic patterns of neural activity are transformed into cognition, emotion, perception, and action in health and disease.” The most important expected outcome will be “a comprehensive, mechanistic understanding of mental function,” to be achieved by 2025. The organizers of BRAIN note that their research seeks “to explore the interior terrain of thinking, feeling, perceiving, learning, deciding, and acting to achieve...

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Dr. Church, given 15 minutes to speak, makes final appeal before Board committee. Outrage continues to grow around the world!

Oct 12, 2015 by

Sign new petition here From MassResistance: On Wednesday morning, Oct. 7, 2015 – as a final appeal — Dr. Paul Church was allowed to speak for 15 minutes and present a written statement before a sub-committee of the Board of Directors of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston. According to the BIDMC bylaws, a hospital representative (likely one of their lawyers) was also able to speak for 15 minutes against Dr. Church, and also present a statement. This “final appeal” before the Board of Directors was allowed by the bylaws if Dr. Church could demonstrate that the hospital panel that upheld his expulsion had “acted arbitrarily, capriciously or with prejudice or that the recommendation of the panel was not supported by the evidence.” In fact, Dr. Church had simply told the truth about unhealthy behaviors. People connected with Dr. Church’s defense team had indicated that the panel’s...

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Top doc. fired for pointing out health risks of gay sex makes last-ditch appeal for his job

Oct 9, 2015 by

By Fr Mark Hodges, LifeSite: Dr. Paul Church is one of the most respected urologists in the United States. The 65-year-old Harvard Medical School instructor and 30-year surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has conducted live-saving research on prostate cancer and other diseases. For now, however, Dr. Church is unemployed – the result of a decade-long disagreement with his employer about its promotion of homosexuality, which he says science unquestionably proves is dangerous and unhealthy. On March 30, 2015 the hospital president and its 25-member Medical Executive Committee fired Dr. Church. He asked for and received an appeal hearing in late July, but the appeals court sided with the hospital administration. His last recourse was an appeal to the hospital board of directors. At his final appeal Wednesday morning, Dr. Church was allowed 15 minutes to present his case. According to the hospital by-laws, he had to...

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CitizenGo Petition for Dr Church: Final Hearing 7th October.

Oct 5, 2015 by

Editor’s note: Although this case (like Planned Parenthood) has been ignored by most of the news media, it is an important example of the threat to freedom of conscience and professional integrity caused by the new controlling ideas in the Western world. Many people are praying for a fair hearing and a just outcome, and for truth to prevail. [Extract from the Petition to the Board of Beth Israel Hospital] […] Dr. Church is an experienced urologist and has been part of Beth Israel’s staff for nearly 30 years. The administration at Beth Israel is attempting to expel him under false harassment claims for discussing high-risk sexual behaviors with fellow doctors. This is completely unacceptable. As it stands, BIDMC is putting politics over patient care…I strongly urge the Board of Directors to reverse the decision of the Medical Executive Committee and keep Dr. Church on your staff… Please sign petition...

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