Video: ASAPScience Asks, Can We Genetically Improve Intelligence?


 
And as a great companion video to the Vsauce post, ASAPScience asks if we can improve not our Strength or Speed, but our Intelligence through genetic means, and what people are already doing about it.

The core of their idea is based on The Cognitive Genomics Project, Big Data & Gene Therapy…

Video: The Ultimate Self-Improvement Question: Can You Genetically Enhance Yourself?


 
In this video, VSauce gets into the DNA-Techy meat of the most serious self-improvement question imaginable:

Forget the Deepak Chopra Aisle at the Barnes & Noble, -Can we make ourselves better or even Superhuman by using genetic alterations like in the game BioShock?

Well, the Michael Stevens-less host Jake Roper goes on with a little help from ASAPScience to ask those questions and find the supporting research on things like Speed, Strength and Smarts.

Typical Vsauce kookiness, and Worth a watch…

Sweet Engineering Tricks Make 3D-Printed Bone Replacements Better, Healthier And Cheaper. -The Bees’ Knees, Actually.

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Awhile back, we told you about the amazing 3D-Printed bones designed by Dr. Susmita Bose.

Since then, there’s been another development that will add to the final consumer product, just like the 3D-Blueprinting side we saw from the guys who put the motorcyclist back together.

–What Dr. Richard Oreffo’s team did was to research all different kinds of Materials, Composites, Plastics, Minerals and many different kinds of Shapes & Layouts. -And they arrived at something really interesting…

AncientBiotics: “Eyesalve” Remedy Does In-Fact Fix Styes. -Oh Yeah, And Also Just Happens To Kill Superbugs 1,000 Years Later


 
balds leechbook eyesalve screenshot british library board u nottingham ancientbiotics So I guess the old guys kicking around back 1,000+ years ago weren’t so dumb after-all.

First Plato, Seneca, Pythagoras, DaVinci, Hasselhoff, and now a guy named Bald. -Who wrote something called a Leechbook. One of the earliest medical textbooks known.

I know, I know, whenever you hear about old remedies you think of alchemy, bloodletting, witches & Monty-Python. -But not so fast…

Gardasil-9 Bumps Up Already-Impressive Protection Against HPV-Related Cancers

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Somehow the wizards at Merck or their original researchers like CSL Ltd. have made the already-impressive Gardasil even more effective.

The new Gardasil-9 protects against even more strains of HPV than before.

The old vaccine protected against 4 varieties & had a 97% prevention rate. And those 4 strains covered 70% of all potentially-lethal HPV.
 
Mystifyingly, even though it covers more than twice as many strains,…

Shot Heard Round The World: Good-Vibrations Innovation Looks Extremely Promising As Alzheimer’s Fix

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Researchers at Australia’s Queensland Brain Institute have come up with a novel application of an old tool that might seriously impact the lives of people suffering from one of the worst diseases imaginable; -Alzheimer’s.

“Breakthrough” might even be the word used to describe it.

Though he hasn’t yet discussed the inspiration for what is basically a Physical trick instead of a pharmaceutical one, something lead Dr. Jurgen Gotz & his team to think that of all things, an old ultrasound box could be used on something as fragile as the brain, maybe even as a miraculous cure…

Welcome To The Future Of Cure: The Human Epigenome Has Been Decoded


 
nature magazine compares human epigenome to playing a symphony 15 years ago, the human DNA code was sequenced by groups led by Craig Venter and Francis Collins.

Well now we have another first. In a set of more than 20 published papers, the human Epi-Genome has now been decoded for at least 120+ different types of tissue.

Why is this important?

It turns out that the genetics of every sickness you could get or not, and every type of tissue your body could make or function…



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