SARS2 – Receptors, Treatment and Re-infection

Submitted by No Soap Radio What is ACE2 and is it racially distributed? Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 is a protein on the surface of various cells that interacts with peptide hormones angiotensin I and II. Some viruses, such as coronaviruses, are able to bind to ACE2 so that they can enter the cell and begin replication. ACE2 can be found…

CRISPR Children

CRISPR babies! Oh no it’s Gattaca! Oh no the rich will get a huge leg up! Oh no it is eugenics! These fears are actually horribly misplaced and reflect the poor politics of our time. These fears also completely misread the idea that technology and science is downstream of politics. What is our dominant ideology?…

Technological Submission: Nature Conquers Modern Man

It’s almost a ubiquitous assumption today that man, especially since the dawn of the Age of Science, is in the steady process of conquering nature. As our technological proficiency expands, nature submits to our whims. Rather than being exposed to nature’s harsh elements, we built shelters; rather than succumbing to rampant disease and early death,…