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artificial intelligenceFuture of Gene Sequencing, Genome Editing and Intelligence Enhancement

The Current state of the genetic component of intelligence was summarized in a recent research article at Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Twin studies show that individual differences in human intelligence can largely (50%–80%) be explained by genetic influences making intelligence …

asiaTest Tube Babies As Predictor of Future Intelligence Enhancement of Babies

For the next decade or two it will be far easier, cheaper and more effective to use gene sequencing to select the most intelligent embyro for test tube babies. Embryos are already having their genes sequenced to select against genetic …

artificial intelligenceEnhancing Human Potential with AI #emtechdigital

AI can be used to augmenting our intelligence. Lama Nachman is an Intel Fellow, Intel Labs; Director, Anticipatory Computing Lab, Intel. She will discuss Enhancing Human Potential with AI. Lama Nachman led the team that gave a voice to the …

chinaScientist Who Gene Edited the First Human Embryos Born as Babies is Missing

The chinese geneticist who has gene edited twin baby girls is reportedly missing. He Jianku caused a controversy for being the first case that we publicly know of for the genetic modification of the human germline. The Shenzhen University where …

crisprTheoretically Possibility That Gene Edited Twins Received a Tiny Intelligence Enhancement

The question and answer interview of He Jianku conference presentation has the most interesting parts of this debate about human gene editing of embryos. The interview starts at about 1 hour and 28 minutes of the record. The formal presentation …

biotechCRISPR Vector Used to Genetically Modify Human Embyros Was Purchased for $100

Any medium-sized Invitro Fertilization (IVF) clinic could utilize a CRISPR vector that can be purchased for $100 to replicate the embryo gene edit. Geneticist He Jiankui claims to have altered the genes of twin girls born this month. He Jiankui …

artificial intelligenceBreaking Through to Next Levels of Technology

There have been some who have complained about the seeming lack of acceleration or slower than some have expected development of societal technology. Richard Jones talks about lack of specific progress to diamondoid molecular nanotechnology or the appearance that we …

chinaChina could solve population problem with millions of IVF babies

Globally about 2 million cycles of IVF are performed each year. IVF is growing at ~7% per year. IVF is growing at 20-30% in China. China will be the major driver of IVF demand growth. This will increase global IVF …

futureGeorge Church predicts genetic reading and writing will improve another 1000 to 1 million times

DNA Reading has improved 3 million fold and writing of DNA has improved a billion-fold from 1980 to today. George Church predicts genetic reading and writing will improve another 1000 to 1 million times. They eliminated one codon (out of …

futureGeorge St Pierre talks about performance enhancing drugs

In an interview with Joe Rogan, UFC champion George St Pierre (GSP) talks about performance-enhancing drugs. * the new drugs can not just make you stronger but can enhance your reaction time and confidence * In the future, GSP expects …