3 Billion Reasons the Biotechnological Revolution must Preserve

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Reprogramming our Genetics (GNR part 2)

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GNR Part 1 (Link & Intro):

Intro to GNR (Genetics, Nanotechnology, and Robotics):

3 Technological Revolutions that will Accelerate Us Into the Future

This transcendence into the future will be powered by 3 technological revolutions grouped by 1 acronym, GNR.


GNR Part 2 (Full Article):

“Every time you understand something, religion becomes less likely. Only with the discovery of the double helix and the ensuing genetic revolution have we had grounds for thinking that the powers held traditionally to be the exclusive property of the gods might one day be ours.”
― James D. Watson

We are in the fragile beginnings of the genetic revolution, in which we will reprogram our own biology. Reprogramming ourselves at the molecular level is a large complex problem that starts at a small place, DNA(Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid). DNA is considered to be the blueprint of life, the instruction manual for our cells that stores all the information of our heredity.

  • Overcome Cancer
  • Reverse Aging
  • Enable Human Cloning
  • Solve World Hunger

Genome Sequencing, Analyzing our 3 Billion Reasons

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  1. BGI Genomics, a company aiming to bring down the cost of genome sequencing to $100.
  2. Agilent Technologies, provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications, and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek.

Gene Editing, Rearranging those 3 Billion Reasons

Gene editing is the precise manipulation of DNA. Using an array of technologies, scientists can add, remove, or alter the 3 billion base pairs within an organism’s genome. In the 1970s, gene editing finally took off. Molecular biologist Hamilton Smith from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine utilized the process of gene engineering to purify enzymes in bacteria. Enzymes are chemicals in plants and animals that hasten biochemical reactions by building or breaking down other molecules.

The Next Step in Biotech

  • A group of people that we’re given an assortment of drugs for a year aged backward. Their epigenetic clock was extended by at least 2.5 years through bio-hacking.

Can We Really Live Forever?

  1. Frequency Therapeutics
  2. Geron
  3. Athersys
  4. Unity Biotechnology
  5. Lineage Cell Therapeutics
  6. CohBar
  7. Proteostasis
  1. Preserving your consciousness, robotically.
  2. Or upload yourself to VR/AR.
Andrew Kirima Andrew was born in Kenya and moved to the US when he was 3. He graduated in the class of 2020 from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Systems Engineering and a minor in ECE (Electrical & Computer Engineering). His entrepreneurial endeavors began senior year of college when he and some classmates founded Facade Technologies to sponsor their own Senior Design Project. They built a desktop application named Facile that can compile APIs to automate other applications. Right now, he is the CTO of Sencha Credit, an early stage fintech company, where they are working hard to develop the debit card that builds credit. Their mission is to empower everyone to build credit effortlessly and reach new financial heights! He loves to share his enthusiasm for the acceleration of technology on his blog, as he encourages entrepreneurship while exhibiting his passion for deeptech. Andrew understands that the speed of innovation is exponential, but he’s worried it takes too long for organizations to utilize new innovation, so his mission is to teach & demystify the complexity of deeptech to everyone. “Humans beings are evolving. Some believe we’re transcending into a new paradigm of evolution, and I want people to embrace that future.”

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