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    Xenotransplantation: Are pigs the future of organ transplants?

    This makes me very uneasy. Instead of letting our immune system work, let's shove pig viruses directly into people's guts. I just don't see how an entire organ can be rendered truly sterile.

    "GMO" isn't scary to me. Agriculture is GMO, and we've been doing that 12,000+ years. And what is animal breeding but GMOs?

    But fiddling with DNA and proteins and so on directly, how long until we get Khan Noonien Singh? IQ and physique off the human chart with arrogance and ambition to match?

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    We know very little about how we even work. We are discovering things now that are completely changing our knowledge. For example...

    How gut microbes could drive brain disorders

    Scientists are starting to work out how the gut microbiome can affect brain health. That might lead to better and easier treatments for brain diseases.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00260-3



    My concept is: If you don't know what you're ****ing with, don't **** with it.

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      Originally posted by Roh View Post
      We know very little about how we even work. We are discovering things now that are completely changing our knowledge. For example...

      How gut microbes could drive brain disorders

      Scientists are starting to work out how the gut microbiome can affect brain health. That might lead to better and easier treatments for brain diseases.

      https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00260-3



      My concept is: If you don't know what you're ****ing with, don't **** with it.
      Exactly. We've made tremendous progress in physics and chemistry, but biology at the molecular and genetic level is still very new and little-understood. Add in what this article points out - a great many of the interactions between us and the flora that make up us are still unclear and unknown.

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        What we're learning about the biome is revolutionizing medicine.

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