Russian strategy in Ukraine under pressure. Longer term impact of military action on economy

Emerging markets will dominate global growth - where 85% of humanity lives. Economy keynote speaker

Trust is the most important thing. Future of logistics and supply chain management - keynote speaker

Future of Sales and Marketing beyond COVID - hybrid event in Vilnius: physical audience of 800 + 300 virtual. Digital marketing, location marketing. How to create MAGIC in new marketing campaigns. Future of Marketing Keynote Speaker

Chances of 2 people in 70 having same birthday? Managing Risk in Banking and Financial Services. Why the greatest risks are combinations of very unlikely events, which happen far more often than you expect. Keynote speaker on risk management

Compliance is Dead. How to build trust. Reputation of banks and financial services. Compliance Risks. Why 100% compliance with regulations, ESG requirements etc is often not enough to prevent reputational damage

Life's too short to do things you don't believe in! Why passionate belief in the true value of what you are selling or doing is the number one key to success. Secret of all leadership and marketing - keynote for 1100 people in Vilnius October 2021

Why you can't innovate on Zoom or Teams meetings - Innovation is almost impossible unless breathing same air, in same room

Why the key to rapid innovation is team diversity - survey global CEOs. Innovation keynote speaker

Future Manufacturing 5.0. Lessons from personal life for all manufacturers. Manufacturing Keynote

Future of Manufacturing: diagnostics; predictive analytics, little data and cybersecurity. Keynote

Manufacturing 5 0: The truth about robots, robotics and automation. Future of Manufacturing Keynote

What is Human Genetics? - Video

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - BioTech and MedTech Keynote Speaker

Future of biotechnology, genetics, health care, pharmaceutical industry

Human genetics is the use of genetics to change people, or to study inheritance, alteration of human genetic code by artificial means etc.

Human genetics means being able to predict who has genetic abnormalities.

An example of human genetics is insertion of human genes into sheep so that they secrete alpha-1 antitrypsin in their milk - a useful substance in treating some cases of lung disease.

Human genetics has created a rabbit-human hybrid by combining balls of human and rabbit cells shortly after fertilisation.

Human genetics has created a salmon fish that has human genes and grows to 4 times normal length in a year.

Human genetics works because there is one language of life: human genes work in bacteria, monkey genes work in mice and earthworms. Tree genes work in bananas and frog genes work in rice. There is no limit in theory to the potential of human genetics.

Human genetics has given us the power to alter the very basis of life on earth.

Human genetics in making babies has been said to be no different than ancient breeding methods but this is untrue. Human genetics allows us to search and destroy embryos and fetuses whose genes are less than optimal (very controversial) and also add genes to those unborn to seek to improve them.

Human genetics therefore has few limits - except our imagination, and our moral or ethical code.

Human genetics makes the whole digital revolution look nothing. Digital technology changes what we do. Human genetics has the power to change who we are.

Human cloning is a type of human genetics, but is not the same as true genetic manipulation. In human cloning, the aim is to duplicate the genes of an existing person so that an identical set is inside a human egg. The result is intended to be a cloned twin, perhaps of a dead child. Human genetics in its fullest form would result in the child produced having unique genes - as a result of laboratory interference, and therefore the child will not be an identikit twin.

Human genetics could create people with enhanced intelligence or athletic capability.

Human genetics will alter the basis of life on earth - permanently - unless controlled.

Summary written May 2004, updated 2011.

Related news items:
Newer news items:
Older news items:

Thanks for promoting with Facebook LIKE or Tweet. Really interested to read your views. Post below.

Holly Folks
February 14, 2016 - 22:23

I do not like the idea that rat genes could be used in salmon I eat. I do not want any part of a rat, even it is just chromosomes, in anything I eat. I also am skeptical on how we do not know exactly what each gene code does, and we do not need to know what each gene code does. What if a gene code triggers something bad in another organism? I think there needs to be much more research done before we start using this technique.

Join the Debate! What are your own views?



Search for your future

Our cookie policy

We use cookies for statistical purposes. To comply with the e-Privacy Directive we need to ask your consent to place these cookies on your computer.

Your use of this site indicates acceptance of these terms. I accept