While some have been busy contributing to the technologies of mind manipulation and total control, to electroceuticals with the potential to have an inbuilt "kill switch" for people foolish enough to be "chipped," others are working on those technologies of "regeneration," in this case, of the natural regeneration of lost limbs, according to this article shared by Mr. J.H.:
A Conserved MicroRNA Regulatory Circuit Is Differentially Controlled during Limb/Appendage Regeneration
The conclusion of this study says it all:
Our extensive analysis of RNA-seq transcriptome profiling studies in three regenerative animal models, that diverged in evolution ~420 million years ago, reveals a common miRNA-regulated genetic network of blastema genes. These comparative studies extend our current understanding of limb/appendage regeneration by identifying previously unassociated blastema genes and the extensive regulation by miRNAs, which could serve as a foundation for future functional studies to examine the process of natural cellular reprogramming in an injury context.
In other words, scientists have discovered the mitochondrial RNA regulator for the mechanism that spontaneously regenerates limbs in some fish and amphibians, and this could be used, with appropriate modifications, to regenerate lost limbs in mammals, humans included.
But indulge me for a moment here, for my usual high octane speculation. Recall many months ago I blogged about DARPA's desire (that would be the Diabolically Apocalyptic Research Projects Agency - thank you Mr. J.B. for that one!) to create super-soldiers via the application and combination of a variety of technologies: exoskeletal suits to enhance muscular performance (able to leap tall buildings in a single bound), and in our book Transhumanism: A Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas, Dr. Scott deHart and I also pointed out that one of the goals of DARPA was to create a "universal vaccine", i.e., a vaccine that would innoculate against all diseases. There was even talk of studying how dolphins sleep by quieting one half of their brain while the other takes over, allowing dolphins essentially to remain active 24/7. Imagine the sleepless soldier, or, for that matter, the sleepless worker. There are rumors of quests for the "universal agapic", an anti-aging "serum", the "Philosophical elixir of the alchemists.
So, allow your mind to trace out all of the potential qualities of being able to manipulate the regenerative capabilities found in some fish. Think of the lowly starfish, able to regenerate its limbs. Imagine this process not only adapted to humans, but accelerated, and one gets the idea. Add gene splicing and chimerical creations, a little mind control tech, and voila...
...one has the perfect nightmare.
See you on the flip side...