Living Cells now made from Synthetic DNA
'Artificial life' breakthrough announced by scientists
By Victoria Gill
BBC News 20th May 2010
In 'Grey Aliens and the Harvesting of Souls' Nigel Kerner has suggested that the Greys are:
"Some sort of amalgam that operates on the interface of life, a life mechanism. I have seen secret American and Russian reports on the physical make-up of Greys taken out of crashed craft, which show them to be assembled out of some kind of biological tissue or mulch, interspersed in an amalgam of mercury and the finest gold wires. This mulch has a DNA-like attribute, one that can hold and modulate our own DNA. Added to this mulch is a compound information-gathering paradigm, a mechanism that may be described as a three-dimensional computer matrix that can provide artificial intelligence."
Scientists in the US have just succeeded in developing the first living cell to be controlled entirely by synthetic DNA:
"The researchers copied an existing bacterial genome. They sequenced its genetic code and then used 'synthesis machines' to chemically construct a copy. They copied this code and chemically constructed a new synthetic chromosome, piecing together blocks of DNA" they then "transplanted it into a host cell. The resulting microbe then looked and behaved like the species 'dictated' by the synthetic DNA. The advance, published in Science, has been hailed as a scientific landmark, but critics say there are dangers posed by synthetic organisms.
Dr Venter (one of the researchers) told BBC News: 'We've now been able to take our synthetic chromosome and transplant it into a recipient cell - a different organism. As soon as this new software goes into the cell, the cell reads [it] and converts into the species specified in that genetic code.'
The new bacteria replicated over a billion times, producing copies that contained and were controlled by the constructed, synthetic DNA.
'This is the first time any synthetic DNA has been in complete control of a cell,' said Dr Venter'."
In his books Nigel Kerner suggests that the Greys themselves were created by an advanced technology using synthetic DNA. In his latest article, soon to appear in a special issue of New Dawn magazine, he puts forward the chilling proposition that our hurtling progress towards technologies such as these may well mean that we are soon to produce our own type of Grey. Artificial DNA could be modelled on our own DNA pattern and modulated to cope more efficiently with the effects of a physical environment.
In his first and second book Kerner puts forward the hypothesis that mitochondrial DNA may be an ongoing working laboratory for alien genetic interception:
"It is interesting to speculate that perhaps all these interceptions account for the 37 genes of mitochondrial DNA that are mysteriously included in our cells. No one knows where they came from, or why, except that they would have to have come from a source totally foreign to the human genome. It is a salutary feature that mitochondrial DNA, unlike other DNA, clones itself in reproduction instead of recombining. There is a strong hypothesis that mitochondria are the direct descendants of bacteria that entered primitive nucleated cells in a number of infections. Among billions of such infective events a few could have led to the development of stable, symbiotic associations between nucleated hosts and bacterial parasites. The classes of 'bacteria' that took part in these 'infections' have not yet been established. Could these 'bacteria' simply be the invading genetic elements introduced into the hominid genome by alien being via a series of "infections" until eventually they were accepted and absorbed? There is a proportion of mitochondrial DNA that is not in any way involved in functions which benefit the cell. Thus, it is to a certain extent, an organelle that is independent of the cell and independent of the cell's own genetic information contained within the nucleus.
A new discovery about the origins of DNA replication offers a startling confirmation that mitochondrial DNA is in fact the result of alien interception. While scouring human DNA for the origins of replication or duplication centers, Michele Calos of Stanford University has discovered something quite remarkable about the specific structure of DNA that is capable of replicating under its own steam. Her initial approach was to break up human chromosomes into pieces of DNA, inject those pieces into cells and then search for ones that could replicate unaided. But there was a problem: any DNA pieces she injected immediately infiltrated and hijacked the replication centers. Calos hit on a solution. She knew that circular pieces of DNA cannot hop onto chromosomes because they have no "sticky ends," So she concealed her pieces of DNA inside a circular structure. The tactic worked. Almost immediately, Calos found pieces of DNA that could replicate under their own steam. 'The trick was simply to make the DNA pieces big enough,' she recalls. 'Nearly any DNA piece larger than 10,000 base pairs is able to replicate.'
Unlike other naturally occurring DNA, mitochondrial DNA happens to have a distinctive circular structure. It is thus extremely plausible that the alien beings used this circular structure to conceal their insertion of the thirty-seven genes of mitochondrial DNA. This concealment allows these genes to replicate under their own steam and thus maintain their independence from the human organism while at the same time existing within it. This symbiotic relationship between human cells and mitochondrial DNA allows the mitochondrial DNA enough independence from the human organism so it can act as a conduit through which information from the alien beings can pass. It is almost as though they have left a keyhole in human cells into which their key will fit, allowing them to open the genetic information contained within the cell and manipulate it as they wish."
Through their mitochondrial laboratory the Greys can work on our own nuclear DNA to manipulate it as much as possible into a pattern that will be useful to them. Just as our scientists copy the pattern of bacterial DNA the Greys can then copy our pattern to create synthetic bio-mechanical entities like themselves. In doing so they are simply following their programme to survive in as advantageous a form as possible in a physical universe. The DNA reference of their original creators is long since likely to have broken down through the dispersive effect of the Second Law of Thermodynamics and so Kerner presumed that they would seek a refreshing of that reference through our DNA on our planet or the DNA of any sophisticated enough natural species they could find in the galaxy.