This was one of those stories this past week that so many people brought to my attention, I had to blog about it. The trouble is, when I read the story, I initially had a rather tepid reaction. Indeed, I had to wonder why so many people found the story intriguing, and in the process, I "reverse engineered" a putative process of reasoning that might have been at work in their fascination with the article.  So, with thanks to all who sent in various versions of this story, let's look at two of them:

Found: A new form of DNA in our cells

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.

Just a glance at the titles is, I suspect, reason enough to appreciate why so many people thought this was an intriguing article; both titles state that a completely new structure of DNA has been found, or, in the second article's case, it's the first time it's been seen. And that raises all sorts of high octane speculation possibilities, which we'll get back to presently.

A glance at the first article outlines the basic history behind the story:

In a world first, Australian researchers have identified a new DNA structure -- called the i-motif -- inside cells. A twisted 'knot' of DNA, the i-motif has never before been directly seen inside living cells.

The new findings, from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, are published today in the leading journal Nature Chemistry.

Deep inside the cells in our body lies our DNA. The information in the DNA code -- all 6 billion A, C, G and T letters -- provides precise instructions for how our bodies are built, and how they work.

The iconic 'double helix' shape of DNA has captured the public imagination since 1953, when James Watson and Francis Crick famously uncovered the structure of DNA. However, it's now known that short stretches of DNA can exist in other shapes, in the laboratory at least -- and scientists suspect that these different shapes might play an important role in how and when the DNA code is 'read'.



"The i-motif is a four-stranded 'knot' of DNA," says Associate Professor Marcel Dinger (Head, Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics, Garvan),.who co-led the research with A/Prof Christ.

"In the knot structure, C letters on the same strand of DNA bind to each other -- so this is very different from a double helix, where 'letters' on opposite strands recognise each other, and where Cs bind to Gs [guanines]." (Emphasis added)

And here's the second article, explaining that structural and binding change:

The fact that scientists finally observed this different form of DNA in human cells is a pretty big deal, but it’s actually even more than just a different shape. It seems to play by different rules than double-helix DNA, too. It employs nucleotides — the basic A, G, T, and C units that compose DNA — a lot differently than helical DNA does.

“The i-motif is a four-stranded ‘knot’ of DNA,” Marcel Dinger, Ph.D., an associate professor at Garvan and one of the study’s authors, explained in a statement released Monday. “In the knot structure, C letters on the same strand of DNA bind to each other — so this is very different from a double helix, where ‘letters’ on opposite strands recognize each other, and where Cs bind to Gs.”

Now, as one might imagine, all sorts of questions started popping into my mind, and these questions, I suspect, were what popped into the minds of all the people sending me versions of this article. Notably, in no version that I saw, were we given much of an explanation why scientists were looking for the structure in the first place. The first article merely notes that the structure has been known about for a while, but has only now been witnessed operating in vitro. What I'd like to know is, when was it first noticed or suspected, and why?  It strikes me - with apol0gies to professional scientists - that there's a problem here, and it may just be my stupidity and lack of understanding, but in any case I'll crawl way out on to the end of the twig and speculate anyway. If this newly discovered four-stranded knotty structure is natural and integral to genetic processes, and  since its bonding rules are different than those of the double helix, it would therefore seem to imply a nasty question: why would it have gone unnoticed? Did it interfere with the discovery and development of the double-helix structure? Wouldn't such a natural structure possibly inhibit or at least cause some confusion in the discovery of the helix?

Or to put my intuitions "country simple": something appears not to add up here(and, as cautioned, it may be due to my invincible ignorance and stupidity).

Scientists have noted that this is a structure that appears to be some sort of regulatory structure, appearing and then disappearing under certain conditions. If this is the case, then my question might answer itself, for a temporary structure might not inhibit the discovery of the helix.

But there's another possibility that struck me as I was reading this article, and this possibility will, I suspect, put the stamp of proven and irrefutable invincible stupidity on me: what if this structure is, somehow, not natural? What if it has arisen recently in response to certain factors? It's that "C binding to C" thing that flummoxes me, for it's as if we're being told that there is a new - albeit "temporary" - base pair, and the "pair" in this case consists of the same thing! In other words, what if we're looking at one of those "major mutations" that - like the Grand Unification in physics - is the holy grail of evolutionary theory? And once we've admitted that possibility, then one faces another: if it arose recently, was it injected? (And for that matter, might it be possible to view the strange four-stranded regulatory "knot" as a kind of epigenetic code?) And the ultimate question: is this natural, or artificial?

I don't know, of course, the answers to any of these questions, and in asking them I'm sure I'm provoking guffaws of laughter in certain professional circles. Nonetheless, that said, I still cannot help but feel we're not being given the whole story here, and that there are some prickly questions which cannot be so easily smoothed over.

See you on the flip side...


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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. mangycoyote on May 2, 2018 at 11:57 am

    “invincible ignorance”, a term I thought only applied to Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters!
    Thank you joseph!

  2. emlong on May 1, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Next stop – “twelve-stranded DNA” and the extraterrestrial apotheosis.

  3. Roger on May 1, 2018 at 12:35 am

    The divine immortal genes are becoming again as we enter further into the new Golden age perhaps.. Higher resonating consciousness vibrates new strands into being. Not too keen on the Fifth Dimension but 4.0 to 4.99999…. aught to be more entertaining. The Third Dimension is definitely becoming a drag.

    • Roger on May 1, 2018 at 12:37 am

      Can’t wait to escape this planet of the apes, LOL.

  4. goshawks on April 30, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Long ago, I read about the “jumping gene” phenomenon (transposable elements, also known as transposons). This was where, for some inscrutable biological reason, a section of a gene literally ‘jumped’ into another section. Most times, the ‘jump’ was innocuous, not doing any harm to offspring. Occasionally, it produced devastating results in the next generation. (Might even be a reason for spontaneous abortion or a dead fetus.)

    If this ‘new’ DNA type is natural, it might result from the jumping gene somehow ‘clipping itself off’ (or being clipped off) while in-transit. Occasionally, the remnant might re-form into something viable.

    (If this ‘new’ DNA type is not natural, it could be resulting-from any number of man-made interferences – conscious or not; benign or not. Time will tell.)

    A good way of deciphering whether this is a natural structure would be in studies of ancient DNA. If it shows-up at an early period, it is natural. (If it is not a part of Enki/Ninharsag’s early efforts…)

    • Robert Barricklow on April 30, 2018 at 10:29 pm

      I think I first read about the “jumping gene” in Engdahl’s book, Seeds of Destruction. He was focusing on Monsanto and the obvious discrepancies in their Grade A stamp of approval: fit for consumption.

      Another – “TRU$T U$” rubber stamp.

  5. DownunderET on April 30, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    You gotta hand it to Enki and the creation team for putting us together. I mean we have dramatically under estimated their capability to do such a groundbreaking creation. Today we have not got a clue about genetic engineering, we are stumbling around trying to figure it all out.

    • Eve Leung on May 1, 2018 at 9:22 pm

      I do have a wish – Let Enki wear the human jacket a live a human life time, so he could feel what it is like to be a human.

  6. Edgar Barefoot on April 30, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    It took lots of tampering and countless alien abductions but the hybridization program is finally bearing fruit… or maybe little psychopathic reptiles inside each and every one of us.

    • Edgar Barefoot on April 30, 2018 at 1:13 pm

      Unless this is Big Ag’s handiwork. I saw a group of people waiting for a bus the other day and they did look like stalks of corn.

      • Robert Barricklow on April 30, 2018 at 6:47 pm


  7. Robert Barricklow on April 30, 2018 at 11:17 am

    It does make a lot of Sinister sense.
    For if the nano technologies employed in chemtrails, vaccines, and other vector vehicles[some not published]; then it may manifest itself and a purposed and tested way. Or, perhaps its testing in the wild; and there are many live experiments happening & expressing themselves, as we speak.
    Now, your the petri dis.
    Welcome to 21st century technology; neo fascist style.
    Will 5G interact in a multitude of programmed ways?
    That is, what is known, or published. But, what is the unknown knowns.
    And then there’s the unknown unknowns; they even “they” are anxiously awaiting to unfold?

    • Robert Barricklow on April 30, 2018 at 11:21 am

      …not to mention the GMO variables.
      And who knows what other nasties
      are similarly being employed?

      • Robert Barricklow on April 30, 2018 at 11:23 am

        and who are these so-called humans in charge of this ungodly massacre?

        • Robert Barricklow on April 30, 2018 at 11:26 am

          It’s beginning to look like “these so-called humans” are THE experiments gone-wildly-MAD.
          [GWM humans]
          Mutually assuring “our” assured destruction.

  8. Eve Leung on April 30, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Peanut anyone? Ohhh sorry my bad, there so much food allergy in recent year, specially peanut! I’m not try to mocking those who actually have food allergy, I’m try to say – back in the olden days (my kids love the word – olden days), we ate what was available for us, our main diet was NOT meat or fish daily, those are luxury ok! We have vegetable and carbohydrate namely – rice, when it comes to protein, we eat a lot of nuts, beans and seeds, imagine we have food allergy back in those days…….. It only means malnutrition or even death! Peanut was one of those cheap and good food source, I still remember when I was a kid, my parents roasted peanut in a wak without any oil, grind it and mixed it in my bowl of rice, it made a wonderful meal when food was very limited (YES that was all, roasted peanut and rice, NOTHING else! never experience food shortage before?!) what happen to us?!

  9. WalkingDead on April 30, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Makes one wonder how many generations this might be found in. Does it appear in the oldest generation or just the newer ones?

  10. anakephalaiosis on April 30, 2018 at 6:48 am

    Merlin rune cast.
    Giza gas chamber spellbound.
    Roaming forest wild.

    World view is a circumscribed “cell”, and its genome is Rune rebus sequence.

    Natural law is based on pure logic. To circumvent logic is evil dragon.

    Civilization has its own “helix spiral”, the Rune system of Druidry.

  11. DanaThomas on April 30, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Hmmm this needs looking into.

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