Skip to comments.Nasa wants to alter the DNA of Mars astronauts ....to protect them from cancerous...space radiation
Posted on 10/09/2017 5:05:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin
One of the techniques currently under development that it is following is NMN, a compound expected to enter clinical trials after it was shown to rejuvenate elderly mice in laboratory tests.
It is also considering making more advanced tweaks or alterations to the DNA of its astronauts, although the moral implications of such a radical step will need to be addressed.
This includes epigenetic modifications, which alter the way genes are read by the body without making changes to the underlying DNA code.
Using such a technique would allow Nasa's scientists to turn up the volume on one genetic instruction or mute another.
This may help to prevent cancers, dementia and other radiation related illnesses from developing, as well as boosting the body's resilience to its effects.
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They could eliminate this step simply by sending Juan McLame there instead.
[ One of the techniques currently under development that it is following is NMN, a compound expected to enter clinical trials after it was shown to rejuvenate elderly mice in laboratory tests. ]
OH SH~T keep this away from all the damned fossils in both parties, we don’t need 100 term senators like Pelousy and McLameBrain
You can buy this suff on AMAZOn ....
Just search “nmn nicotinamide mononucleotide”
Haven’t the trials already started ? What is the optimal dosage for supplements already on the market ?
IMO, it’s good that we apparently don’t have all kinds of advanced life living around us in outer space. Man doesn’t get along with man. We COULD NOT get along with intelligent reptiles, that’s for sure. But that’s what we’re proposing to do here: genetically modify people so that they become, in effect, reptiles or worse, then supposing that we could get along with them just fine thousands or hundreds of thousands of years in the future. Totally nuts! Don’t do it!
What could ever go wrong? Just ask the people of Georgia how wonderful Kudzu is.
They want to turn them into MICE?/s What could possibly go wrong?
Whenever my husband sees commercials on TV about new drugs, and then hears all the disclaimers (’may lead to heart attack, thoughts of suicide, dysentery, impotence, &c’ ) he sarcastically says: Yeah! Sign me right up!
If NASA can develop a legitimate safe and effective drug to reverse aging it is going to be unstoppable. The antibiotic of our time. :)
Someday genetic modification is going to be as common, and as controversial, as vaccines- a few cranks quibbling about details but the normal way of civilized humans protecting their progeny and themselves.
What could go wrong? /s
Your own stem cells can cure you of just about anything. They just havent perfected their replication and delivery to the injured site.
Dont give the liberals any ideas. They dont revere the natural order of things as it is.
I’ll be long gone by then...thankfully.
Not going to touch godwin's law, but just saying...
You got that right! People turning into our subdivision think they are a few hundred years back in time on the Island of Mindanao. Six foot long runners from the side of the street only stopped by wheels running over them.
Long distance space travel is full of problems.
The gravitational issues on bones and muscles could be mitigated somewhat by rotation of the shop. This “inhabitable ring” could be where the crew spend most of their time. A HUGE PROBLEM will be radiation from both the sun & cosmic rays, etc. but also by the fact that space is not truly empty. It has some particle density from an estimate 1 H atom per cubic centimeter to much more. As a spaceship travels faster say gets toward some fraction of light speed. Those space particles will be hitting the ship at that speed plus whatever velocity they might have. The ship will effectively be like an “experimental target” in a particle accelerator. You can mitigate it to some extent with thicker hulls but then the hulls will become irradiated and be a problem. You can move the charged particles out of the way with electric fields but uncharged particles would still be a problem.
A big engineering challenge!
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