In what is being described as “as giant leap forward” by scientists, it’s been discovered that human DNA can be controlled by electrical signals. Researchers have successfully triggered human cells in one test participant to produce more insulin.
This research could allow human genes to be controlled by wearable electronic devices. This research represents “the missing link that will enable wearables to control genes in the not-so-distant future,” researchers say.
According to a report by Vice, in this novel experiment, researchers were able to trigger insulin production in human cells by sending electrical currents through an “electrogenetic” interface that activates targeted genes. Future applications of this interface could be developed to deliver therapeutic doses to treat a wide range of conditions, including diabetes, by directly controlling human DNA with electricity.
Scientists led by Jinbo Huang, a molecular biologist at ETH Zürich, have invented a battery-powered interface that they call “the direct current (DC)-actuated regulation technology,” or DART, that can trigger specific gene responses with an electric current. Huang and his colleagues described the device as “a leap forward, representing the missing link that will enable wearables to control genes in the not-so-distant future,” according to a study published on Monday in Nature.
“Electronic and biological systems function in radically different ways and are largely incompatible due to the lack of a functional communication interface,” the team said in the study.
While biological systems are analog, programmed by genetics, updated slowly by evolution and controlled by ions flowing through insulated membranes, electronic systems are digital, programmed by readily updatable software and controlled by electrons flowing through insulated wires.
“Electrogenetic interfaces that would enable electronic devices to control gene expression remain the missing link in the path to full compatibility and interoperability of the electronic and genetic worlds,” the researchers added.
This same group of researchers at ETH Zürich had originally demonstrated that genes could be electrically activated as part of a study that was published in 2020.
This seems to be the perfect way to control humans and shut them down when they step out of line. It fits in perfectly with the agenda.