07-JULY 05-2020

Here’s to a better YOU … and now … Today’s DarrenDaily Recap Sunday.  A collection of the weeks videos from Darren Hardy.  Enjoy!

Describing its beauty!!!  Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada.

Gros Morne National Park, NFLD_3

Wreck of the SS Ethie on the beach …

July 05, 2019

I know it’s going to sound weird, but I actually stumbled upon this when I misspelled a word search on YouTube.

What I watched was the unfurling of one of the greatest innovations of our lifetime.  This video explained a new gene-editing method called CRISPR-Cas9.  Through this gene-editing method, humans could be genetically edited to be born with gills and wings.  They could weather the harsh environments of other planets.  They could be born with high IQs.  Heck, in theory, you could even program your spouse to hang their coat up, or put their dirty socks in the laundry.  [I did some of my own research.]

It turns out CRISP-Cas9 has been in the news for the last couple of years.  In 2014, it became the subject of a fairly well-publicized patent war.  That war was between two major universities and their respective scientists.  It looks like we’re actually fairly far away from flying and/or being water-adept humans.

That doesn’t make CRISPR-Cas9 any less extraordinary.

Currently, this technology is being used to target more immediate issues than surviving on other planets.  I’m talking about diseases that kill … Cancer, Alzheimer’s, and HIV…

Wikipedia explains: CRISPR is a family of DNA sequences found within the genomes of prokaryotic organisms such as bacteria and archaea.  These sequences are derived from DNA fragments from viruses that have previously infected the prokaryotic and are used to detect and destroy DNA from similar viruses during subsequent infections.

You may be in awe hearing this.  I know I was.  I feel like I am watching the next age of medicine emerge.

In the United States, an average of $173 billion is spent every year on cancer research.  Heart disease treatment cost another $200 million annually.  Then there is diabetes, which is on the rise and costs Americans $245 billion annually.  Those are some big numbers, and they aren’t even the worst.  Alzheimer’s, one of the scariest disease to any aging human (which is all of us), cost Americans $259 billion a year!

I wasn’t just wasting time!  😉

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