DARPA Unveils Genetic “Tuning” To Fight Chemical, Radiation Attacks (zerohedge)

DARPA Unveils Genetic “Tuning” To Fight Chemical, Radiation Attacks (zerohedge)

Resident Evil? DARPA Unveils Genetic “Tuning” To Fight Chemical, Radiation Attacks

by Tyler Durden

Wed, 05/30/2018 – 20:20

142

SHARES

Twitter Facebook Reddit Email Print

Did DARPA just admit to investigating transhumanism “for national security”?

In an oddly open and honest press release this week, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) – the U.S. military’s top research and development laboratory – explained how it has begun a new program – PREPARE – with the goal to change human genetics to defend against specific threats.

As DARPA explains so disquietingly, “PREPARE aims to develop new class of generalizable medical countermeasures that safely and temporarily tune activity of protective genes.”

The “PReemptive Expression of Protective Alleles and Response Elements” program is aimed at exploring ways for the human body to protect itself against biological, chemical, and radiological threats by “temporarily and reversibly tuning gene expression to bolster the body’s defenses.”

For now, however, the military lab is exploring four current health challenges as part of its “proof of concept” stage:

  • influenza viral infection,
  • opioid overdose,
  • organophosphate (e.g. pesticides) poisoning, and
  • exposure to gamma radiation (e.g. from a nuclear detonation).

So, probably nothing but…

  • Genetically-enhanced flu vaccines to become mandatory?
  • Solution to America’s opioid crisis will be national genetic “tuning”?
  • Solution to global hunger – eat more GMO-food, but take your “genetic-tuning” medication first?
  • Defeating America’s foes by making America greatly ‘immune’ to gamma radiation from a nuclear blast?

PREPARE program manager Renee Wegrzyn describes the human body as “amazingly resilient,” adding:

“Every one of our cells already contains genes that encode for some level of resistance to specific health threats, but those built-in defenses can’t always express quickly or robustly enough to be effective.

Read More…

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
0

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *