Article in genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News titled "CRISPR-Edited human embryos raise ruckus" says that CRISPR/Cas9 "... did not perform very well at all in human embryos..", "failed to make the desired changes.." and ".. appeared to introduce various off-target changes." Overall the procedure which was made by Chinese scientists at Sun Yat-Sen University to embryos they deemed "nonviable" does not appear to be a threat in any way to Benitec's easily controlled and apparently much safer patented technique of RNA interference, which silences gene products without the risk of damaging the genes themselves. Safe gene editing using CRISPR appears to be in the somewhat distant future, if it turns out to be possible at all. Still much too little understood about the way genes fold and form themselves.
crispr won't be on tap for a while. scientists not sure about how to control off target effects, don't understand fully how chromatin controls DNA packing and expression. ddRNAi is more discrete and has a good run ahead before crispr takes over. they are even talking about banning crispr use in humans till it is more fully understood.
#1 everybody should contact NASDAQ about having OCATA ring the opening bell. Also who do you contact about having yahoo finance do a video segment about biotech that includes OCATA?
Hat tip to inves stem cell, looks like fidelity fund ONEQ is holding .01% OCAT. Believe this is first fund holding OCATA, could be a significant turning point, maybe the beginning of long and very profitable trend.
Motley Fool's "All or None" article has nothing to do with Motley Fool endorsing any particular stocks. The article is just saying that each of these companies have "All" their hopes pinned on a single therapy they are developing and its "None" is that therapy isn't successful. So what does that have to do with Ocata not being on the list. Ocata has many potential uses for the technologies it is developing.
Aaronson-Gorton Standstill agreement was mentioned on icell so I searched the term. One of the citations I saw mentioned something about hostile takeover. Does anyone know the simple version of the Aaronson-Gorton agreement and what are the possible implications for Ocata or where can I look up more specific information. Thanks.
In the NPR article I just read, the writer says glyphosate causes little harm..., then provides you with a link to some specs for glyphosate where it states
"Questionnaires filled out by farm operators and eligible couples collected during the Ontario Farm Family Health Study suggested that there was an association between preconception exposure to pesticide products containing glyphosate and elevated risks of late spontaneous abortion."
Well, spontaneous abortion, that sounds pretty serious to me, but that's the kind of double talk and stupidity you routinely get from the zeros that support Monsanto. This company is a curse and should go out of business.
Could you be more explicit, your message I don't understand it fully, spell it out please.
Study suggested that poor government and corruption caused systemic dis-regulation of the marketing and administration of antibiotics, thereby causing higher levels of anti-biotic resistance.
"The team found resistance levels were higher when healthcare was performed by the private sector."
I don't think its a far stretch of the imagination to make an analogy to the problems we are having with chemical companies and the proliferation of toxic chemicals in our environment, which are even now found in infants' blood. What a shameful performance. Forbes and Atlantic Magazines found US ranked last compared to 10 other countries in one study and 17 other countries in another study. Unchecked chemical contamination is killing us so some corporations can show big quarterly returns.
Hate to tell you this. Roundup is supposed to kill weeds, not animals. Humans have many metabolic pathways in common with insects, frogs and little animals that provide all sorts of benefits for the soil, so if your insects are negatively impacted by Roundup or don't like it, then it's not good for humans either.
Stem Cell Engineering will enable quantum leaps in human capabilities un-modified by bio-mechanics. independent of mechanics. All humans will love working and using innate physical and mental capabilities. War and manufacturing will be largely unnecessary because everyone will be happy and content to sit in the lotus position, have tantric sex, meditate, and eat organic food grown in local fields. No necessity to go to Mars. No more neurosis. We will clean up and enjoy earth and be perfectly fulfilled. There will be no need to speak, because everyone will know what everybody else is thinking.
Things don't have to be perceived in order to exist. The universe existed before the evolution of humans from sea creatures. the world didn't exist differently, it was just perceived differently. And when human ancestors were microbes swimming around in the ocean, yes the universe still existed as it was perceived to a lesser degree by our eyeless and earless and mindless aquatic progenitors. So take a step back to a pre-life earth and the universe still exists, the physics are the same, the structure and interaction of energy and matter is the same. Our perception is limited because intelligence is a hierarchy and the quality of human perception of the universe we sense that we live in is only slightly superior to the appreciation of fine art possessed by a bug crawling around on the surface of a Picasso in an art museum. The best stem cell mission for Ocata is to develop a mind science division that is applied to increase human intelligence and wisdom. That is intellectual leverage, as Archimedes said, "Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I will move the earth", because the highest priority of humans, now that we are here, is survival and to sustain the conditions which support intelligent and evolving human life.
Search "San Diego sues Monsanto over PCB pollution"
Monsanto has a long history of putting profits before quality of life. New leadership needed here.
The key to the 10-K is on Page 1, "An Overview of Regenerative Medicine". "Cell therapies such as those we are developing, have the potential to offer a complete solution for complex physiologic processes, in ways, or through mechanisms which are not expected to be attainable using traditional small-molecule or protein therapeutics."
Big money will get behind this as continuous testing confirms its value, if big pharma doesn't like it they will lose out. It happens.