CHINA IS ENGINEERING GENIUS BABIES

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http://www.vice.com/read/chinas-taking-over-the-world-with-a-massive-genetic-engineering-program

It’s not exactly news that China is setting itself up as a new global superpower, is it? While Western civilization chokes on its own gluttony like a latter-day Marlon Brando, China continues to buy up American debt and lock away the world’s natural resources. But now, not content to simply laugh and make jerk-off signs as they pass us on the geopolitical highway, they’ve also developed a state-endorsed genetic-engineering project.

At BGI Shenzhen, scientists have collected DNA samples from 2,000 of the world’s smartest people and are sequencing their entire genomes in an attempt to identify the alleles which determine human intelligence. Apparently they’re not far from finding them, and when they do, embryo screening will allow parents to pick their brightest zygote and potentially bump up every generation’s intelligence by five to 15 IQ points. Within a couple of generations, competing with the Chinese on an intellectual level will be like challenging Lena Dunham to a getting-naked-on-TV contest.

Geoffrey Miller, an evolutionary psychologist and lecturer at NYU, is one of the 2,000 braniacs who contributed their DNA. I spoke to him about what this creepy-ass program might mean for the future of Chinese kids.

Continue here: http://www.vice.com/read/chinas-taking-over-the-world-with-a-massive-genetic-engineering-program

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_Genomics_Institute

BGI was created in 1999. Initially it participated in the Human Genome Project as China’s representative. After the project was completed BGI moved to Hangzhou in exchange for funding from the local government. The Rice genome was sequenced in 2002 which became a cover story in Science. In 2003 the SARS virus was sequenced and a detection kit quickly created. Later the first Asian genome was sequenced. In 2010 BGI dramatically expanded its sequencing capacity.

BGI states that in 2007 “the organization’s headquarters relocated to Shenzhen and founded the first citizen-managed, non-profit research institution in China”. In 2008, “BGI-Shenzhen was officially recognized as a state agency.”

BGI states that it has collaborations with fifteen out of the top twenty global pharmaceutical companies. BGI provides commercial science, health, agricultural, and informatics services.

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“As soon as Deng Xiaoping took power in the late 70s, he took the whole focus of the Chinese government from trying to manage the economy, to trying to manage the quality and quantity of people.”

its not a movie..its real..

“scientists have collected DNA samples from 2,000 of the world’s smartest people and are sequencing their entire genomes in an attempt to identify the alleles which determine human intelligence”

damn..

401

~ by seeker401 on April 2, 2013.

11 Responses to “CHINA IS ENGINEERING GENIUS BABIES”

  1. Wow billion of geniuses. Did Hux-Li write a novel titled ‘blave new chinese wold’?

    Well they don’t have to manipulate the genes yet, compared with western new generation it’s no secret that any rest of the world’ kid is a genius, except for the believers in the cult of jung & freud.

  2. yanks been doing it longer……

  3. i donated back in 2001. never got paid either.

    also, i want some korean doom seek. glp is getting hacked you know…..;)

  4. http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/couples-go-to-asia-to-select-baby-gender/story-fnet08ck-1226610697956

    you want brains with that too…?

  5. you are so right….

  6. Well, it’s a start. They still need to find what makes a genius a genius.
    If I’m a genius at computer science, does that make me a genius at playing violin? When you compare the DNA of construction geniuses, music geniuses, math geniuses, etc, is there a genius component that is common to all of them and can that component be adapted to any area, effectively ensuring that an embryo will turn into a math genius (for example)? Would that ‘genius’ even be stable – i.e. will it have mental issues and/or suicidal tendencies?
    It’s like Einstein said about that fish. I’m afraid they’ll throw away perfectly genius embryos, but then, I’m no genius, so I’ll let them work on this.

    • “is there a genius component that is common to all of them and can that component be adapted to any area”

      Good question..

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