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Old 02-23-2019, 05:46 AM
 
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China’s CRISPR twins might have had their brains inadvertently enhanced

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The brains of two genetically edited girls born in China last year may have been changed in ways that enhance cognition and memory, scientists say.

The twins, called Lulu and Nana, reportedly had their genes modified before birth by a Chinese scientific team using the new editing tool CRISPR. The goal was to make the girls immune to infection by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Now, new research shows that the same alteration introduced into the girls’ DNA, deletion of a gene called CCR5, not only makes mice smarter but also improves human brain recovery after stroke, and could be linked to greater success in school.

“The answer is likely yes, it did affect their brains,” says Alcino J. Silva, a neurobiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, whose lab uncovered a major new role for the CCR5 gene in memory and the brain’s ability to form new connections.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:11 AM
 
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Mind-controlled drones? Pentagon hopes to test telepathy tech on humans within 4 years

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The Pentagon agency tasked with developing new technology for the US military says it’s just a few short years away from beginning human tests of a headset that gives its wearer telepathic powers.
Professor Jacob Robinson of Rice University, the research team coordinator at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), told the Express that the brain-computer interface (BCI) would be capable of telepathically commanding “active cyber defense systems” as well as “swarms of unmanned vehicles.”
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:23 AM
 
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Even though I follow neurological scientific advancements closely, I'm still impressed with how quickly the tech is progressing.

New Mind-Controlled Robot Arm First to Work Without Brain Implant
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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As an avid video gamer myself, I would really enjoy giving this tech a test drive - pardon the pun.

Scientists develop video game that can be controlled by the mind
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Researchers in Switzerland have developed a technology which allows people with severely impaired motor functions to play video games, using only their minds.
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:59 AM
 
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Scientists Have Begun Mind-Controlling Rats

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According to a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, which comes via Discover, researchers at Zhejiang University in China have demonstrated the ability to control “rat cyborgs” using wireless inputs sent directly from human brains. And while it may seem incredible, that statement is valid without a drop of exaggeration: The researchers literally refer to the rats controlled by human brains as “rat cyborgs” in their paper, and the control inputs — which included forward, reverse, right, and left — were sent directly from human neurons to rat neurons using only electrical signals turned into encodable and decodable instructions.
For years people have laughed at the notion of "crazy people" wearing tin foil hats but China's latest advancements just made that meme much less funny. Obviously the military applications of remote neural manipulation (RNM) technology are terrifying when one ponders the implications. Just imagine undermining a rival nation by mind controlling some in its populace to go on horrific shooting rampages.
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Old 10-05-2019, 07:56 PM
 
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:22 AM
 
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As an avid video gamer myself, I would really enjoy giving this tech a test drive - pardon the pun.
People with the same hobby think the same.
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Old 02-28-2020, 06:33 AM
 
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The Guardian | Why your brain is not a computer

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We are living through one of the greatest of scientific endeavours – the attempt to understand the most complex object in the universe, the brain. Scientists are accumulating vast amounts of data about structure and function in a huge array of brains, from the tiniest to our own. Tens of thousands of researchers are devoting massive amounts of time and energy to thinking about what brains do, and astonishing new technology is enabling us to both describe and manipulate that activity
This is a long article but well worth reading if you're even mildly interested in brain science.
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