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    So Covid Vaccine Will Probably Contain Crispr Gene Editing

    I follow this lady on instagram, and she always posts extremely informative stuff that I never even considered before. One of her latest posts talks about cloning and how rampant it is in Hollywood and the elite society. Ever wonder why bill and Melinda gates suddenly look like completely...
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    In Most Cases, Genes Have Less Than 5% Contribution To Disease Risk

    Yet another study (published by geneticists who have a vested interest to come up with results that say otherwise) according to which for the vast majority of diseases genes explain at most 5% of the cause. So, worded differently, more than 95% of the risk of developing a particular disease is...
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    Down Syndrome (DS) Cognitive Handicap Is Due To (cellular) Stress, May Be Reversible

    If there is any disease that is currently considered incurable even in principles, it likely comes from the group of inherited/genetic disorders. Perhaps the most well-known one, due to rapidly rising incidence and thus publicity, is DS. Perhaps its most disabling aspect of DS is the cognitive...
  4. haidut

    There Is No Gay Gene

    Very apt title, in my opinion at least. And then it comes to genetic explanations of diseases, I guess an even more apt addition would be "another one bites the dust". Recently, I posted about the complete and utter failure of the genetic hypothesis to explain depression. That indictment on the...
  5. haidut

    GWAS Predicting Height Were Wrong; Same May Be True For Disease-prediction

    You have to appreciate the synchronicity (Synchronicity - Wikipedia) in nature. Just days after I posted the study on the role of diet in height, another study calls into question the validity of genetic factors in height...
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    There Is No "Depression Gene", Any "evidence" So Far Has Been Errors / Fraud

    I did not think that I would see such a brave post appear on the front page of "Science" magazine, but here it is below. Apparently, common sense is finally starting to prevail in psychiatry and some doctors have had enough with the whole genetics fraud. They published a paper arguing that not...
  7. haidut

    DNA Evidence Can Be Completely Fabricated

    I posted a few threads in the past about the nefarious goals of the companies selling DNA sequencing services under the guise of discover "your ancestors" or your "disease risk". And even if the privacy aspect was well thought out and actually implemented, the very tests are next to useless with...
  8. haidut

    Children Inherit Mitochondrial DNA From Their Fathers Too

    One of the unquestionable dogmas of genetics (up until) today is that all mitochondrial DNA of a child is inherited strictly from the mother. This firmly entrenched belief is taught as an immutable truth in medical schools and is used to justify extensive genealogical genomic tests down the...
  9. haidut

    Shockingly High (68%) DNA Testing Error Sending Many Innocent To Prison

    A few months ago, I posted about the fiasco of DNA testing for disease. Basically, the false positive rate is at least 40% when it comes to testing for specific disease. Genetic Tests From Companies Do Not Match, 40% Of Results Are False Positives As a confirmation of the above disaster, now we...
  10. haidut

    Dads Pass On More Than Genetics In Their Sperm

    Another good study showing that our lifestyle choices directly affect our future children, despite what the morons in white coats keeps repeating. It has been known for years that dads in poorer health tend to beget more sickly children but the explanation had always been genetic - i.e. the dad...
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    Environmental Quality, Not Genetics, Determines Testosterone Levels In Men

    The genetic theory of testosterone (T) levels is one of the cornerstones of all authoritarian regimes. Genetically superior males, it goes, are destined to rise to the top and dominate their more submissive brethren, with the Hulks hoarding up all the women and natural resources along their way...
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    The 'omnigenic' Theory Confirmed Again, Genomic Medicine Likely Useless

    About a year ago I posted a study showing that every gene apparently affects every other gene. Together, the fully (as opposed to sparsely) connected network of genes affects not only every disease risk but also every trait of the organism including height, eye color, skin color, etc. Every...
  13. haidut

    IQ Scores Have Been Dropping For Decades And The Reason Is NOT Genetic

    I mentioned in a few other threads about the decline in intelligence and the reversal of the so-called "Flynn Effect" over the last 3-4 decades. Flynn effect - Wikipedia A few users commented that the drop in IQ (and SAT) scores is due to simply more people taking the tests and thus lowering...
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    Familial Breast Cancer Is Mainly Driven By Methylation, Not Genes

    I think this is a very important study because it shakes the foundations of one of the most solid cases cited by mainstream oncology in favor of cancer begin driven by genes. Familial breast cancer, purportedly linked to the infamous (and patented) genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, is thought to be one of...
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    Environment (diet), Not Genetics, Mainly Shapes Gut Bacteria Composition

    As many forum users know, studying the microbiome is the current hot topic in biochemistry and imbalances in the microbiome are used to explain everything from depression, to CVD, to cancer. A major argument advanced in the microbiome analysis field is that genes are the main driver of the...
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    Immune Decline (Not Genetics) Causes Cancer And It Can Be Easily Fixed

    As most of the forum users know, the genetic dogma reigns supreme in the oncology field. Despite many recent studies showing cancer rates in young people are increasing and that increase cannot be explained by genetics, the mainstream view is still very much along the lines of "bad" mutated...
  17. haidut

    Genetic Testing Companies Sell Your DNA, All Promise Of Privacy Is Bunk

    I have known this from the very beginning as the sole business model of these companies is the accumulation of data, its analysis and sale to third-parties who can then target you with better ads for products and services. The uber-monster of this advertising nightmare would be a Facebook +...
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    The Big Study On Curing Heart Condition Through Genetic Editing May Be Wrong

    Yet another one of these blockbuster studies on gene editing as a way to "erase" diseases may turn out to be a premature fanfare. Hey @Drareg, I think you will like this. Inter-homologue repair in fertilized human eggs? | bioRxiv Was the big paper about the successful editing of human embryo...
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    Every Gene Affects Every Trait, So Personalized/genomic Medicine Is Doomed

    As one of the article says, there has been a boom in the so-called genome-wide association studies over the last decade. However, these studies have resulted in no reliable leads for genetic causes of disease. A new study at Stanford suggests that the reason this is so is that in fact ALL genes...
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    Genes Do Not Matter (again) - Individuality Is An Inevitable And Unpredictable Result Of Development

    I posted quite a few studies showing that genes do not matter much when it comes to determining the "fate" of the organism, be that health, personality or intelligence. This new study went a step further and examined the development of genetically identical organisms under the same environmental...
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