Resident Evil? DARPA Unveils Genetic "Tuning" To Fight Chemical, Radiation Attacks

Did DARPA just admit to investigating transhumanism "for national security"?

In an oddly open and honest press release this week, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) - the U.S. military’s top research and development laboratory - explained how it has begun a new program - PREPARE - with the goal to change human genetics to defend against specific threats.

As DARPA explains so disquietingly, "PREPARE aims to develop new class of generalizable medical countermeasures that safely and temporarily tune activity of protective genes."

The "PReemptive Expression of Protective Alleles and Response Elements" program is aimed at exploring ways for the human body to protect itself against biological, chemical, and radiological threats by “temporarily and reversibly tuning gene expression to bolster the body’s defenses.”

For now, however, the military lab is exploring four current health challenges as part of its “proof of concept” stage:

  • influenza viral infection,

  • opioid overdose,

  • organophosphate (e.g. pesticides) poisoning, and

  • exposure to gamma radiation (e.g. from a nuclear detonation).

So, probably nothing but...

  • Genetically-enhanced flu vaccines to become mandatory?

  • Solution to America's opioid crisis will be national genetic "tuning"?

  • Solution to global hunger - eat more GMO-food, but take your "genetic-tuning" medication first?

  • Defeating America's foes by making America greatly 'immune' to gamma radiation from a nuclear blast?

PREPARE program manager Renee Wegrzyn describes the human body as “amazingly resilient,” adding:

“Every one of our cells already contains genes that encode for some level of resistance to specific health threats, but those built-in defenses can’t always express quickly or robustly enough to be effective.

“PREPARE will study how to support this innate resistance by giving it a temporary boost, either before or after exposure, without any permanent edits to the genome.

“Each of these four threats are major health concerns that would benefit from disruptive approaches. Seasonal flu vaccines, for example, are limited in that they try to hit a perpetually moving target, so circulating flu strains are often mismatched to vaccine strains."

In effect, TruNews notes that DARPA is attempting to create “temporary” transhumanism in what is called “programmable modulation of gene expression.” Basically, changing human genetics at will and changing them back when a threat has passed.

Ripped from the plot of the movie 'Resident Evil', one can only wonder about the potential downside of "temporarily adjusting human genetics."

Comments

Ms No Bigly Wed, 05/30/2018 - 21:18 Permalink

We really couldn't ever afford to allow this obvious tyranny go on for so long until it had all of this tech.  Luckily the earth cleanses itself periodically, so nothing is permanent.  Of course they would weaponize everything at their disposal.  The real fault lies with clueless idiots that never gave a damn.

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Lordflin Implied Violins Wed, 05/30/2018 - 21:06 Permalink

Not much to say to this. I considered research in molecular genetics once upon a time... but even that which was being done over thirty years ago gave me the chills, and a graduate seminar I attended cured me of any further forays in that direction. I was attracted to the beauty of the DNA molecule, I know of nothing comparable... I was repelled by the desire on the part of my contemporaries to play God...

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Ms No Moe Hamhead Wed, 05/30/2018 - 21:12 Permalink

I always found it odd that they had a name for that way back, when the source material may have been way further back: Chimera.

a capitalized a fire-breathing she-monster in Greek mythology having a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail.  [US GMO CORN]

an imaginary monster compounded of incongruous parts

consisting of tissues of diverse genetic constitution 

  • A hybrid created through fusion of a sperm and an egg from different species is a chimera.

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Synoia Wed, 05/30/2018 - 20:28 Permalink

Oh no, gene tuning will make the commentariat at Zero Hedge into right wing assholes....

 

But, OTHO, who could tell if they were infected?

 

DeathMerchant Synoia Wed, 05/30/2018 - 22:57 Permalink

This would only be done to a few platoons of soldiers to enable them to infiltrate the huge numbers of leftist puke asshole groups undetected. Of course these few soldiers would have to be the ultimate patriots as in order to go undetected among groups of leftists, they would have to suck dicks and take it up the ass.

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MrBoompi Wed, 05/30/2018 - 20:39 Permalink

They could do a lot better for us if they stopped putting fluoride in the water, gave us fewer vaccinations, and stopped spraying our skies.  So beware of any program like this that is sold as a benefit to mankind.  

VladLenin Wed, 05/30/2018 - 20:53 Permalink

Don't worry about DARPA. In the MIC, the last thing you want is a DARPA contract because they never amount to anything. Just some short term revenue... that's it.

Duc888 Wed, 05/30/2018 - 20:57 Permalink

 

 

You Newfags with your smart phones are one insurance policy away from being chipped.  Think of how convenient it will be to join the hive mind.

samsara Wed, 05/30/2018 - 21:00 Permalink

"Resident Evil? DARPA Unveils Genetic "Tuning" To.... Finally create a gene specific virus..."

Anyone remember the rash of microbiologists dying a few years back?

David2923 Wed, 05/30/2018 - 21:01 Permalink

ZH folks... This is a repeat posting, but can you look at the video of the holohoax from 11:19 to 11:33 on the progress bar.

Note the lady walking towards the camera just left of center in the 14 second segment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V0RMf2qU18

as per the holohoax narrative, Jews not fit for work were selected on arrival and sent to the gas chambers or burn pit. The woman walking toward the camera is clearly not fit for work, so what is she doing there? She should have been gassed if the holohoax were true. If you do not believe the narrative, this can support that belief. Open to comments