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By Akira The Don on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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From: naturalsociety.com

Developers of artificial micro-humans, or ‘mini GM humans,’ are hoping to release their technology on the market by 2017. No this isn’t a sci-fi joke. Scientists are developing artificial humans in the same vein as GM plants with the hope that these creations will replace the need for using animals in laboratory testing.

Artificial humans will be ‘farmed’ with interacting organs that can be used in drug tests, speeding up the process of FDA and other government regulatory approvals, and supposedly without damaging rats or other animals currently used in laboratories. The GM humans will contain smartphone-sized microchips that will be programmed to replicate up to 10 major human organs.

Each GM human will be tiny – roughly the size of a microchip itself, simulating the response of humans to substances inhaled, absorbed in the blood, or exposed to in the intestinal tract.

Early versions comprising an artificial kidney, heart, lung or gut are already being used by the cosmetic industry and to observe the use of chemical drugs on non-GMO humans.

The Times of India reported that researchers said this could replace up to 90 million animals each year in labs. Uwe Marx, a tissue engineer from Technische Universitat Berlin and founder of TissUse, a firm developing the technology said:

“If our system is approved by the regulators, then it will close down most of the animal-testing laboratories worldwide.” 

Currently, this type of technology is already used on artificial organs like hearts and livers, but the results must be verified on a ‘live’ being – animals in a lab, for instance, to prove that substances are safe when interacting with a living being with real organs.

The problem with current testing, and obviously this proposed ‘solution,’ is that artificial organs, like animals, won’t respond the same way as a human body. We have already observed unforeseen side effects during human trials after animal trials that are far from ‘safe’ – GM crops are a perfect example of this phenomenon.

Organs cannot be divided into ‘fake’ computerized components. They interact with one another, the endocrine system, the brain, the nervous system, environmental cues, emotions, and according to advanced research, even our energetic bodies.

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Read the full article at: naturalsociety.com

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Thursday, September 11th, 2014

kevin-gates

Damn son I knew Kevin Gates was deep but this is some emotional shit right here.

— By Akira The Don on Thursday, September 11th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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Holt shit that Kong motherfucker is upping the levs to neon extremes out here DAYUMN

— By Akira The Don on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Typically great and inspirational hour of HINRG motivational squeaky-jointed ass workouts from one of the the internets’ greatest deejays.

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— By Akira The Don on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Oh shit one of my favourite songs of the year just got a video. This song sounds so fucking choice.

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— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

“DID SHE SAY THERE WERE OTHER GUYS THERE?”

Peerless. Aint no one out there can do it like Kells. King of Conversational R&B. GOAT.

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— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014