European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy

The European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy ( ESGCT ) is a non-profit organization for educational and scientific purposes. The aim of ESGCT is to promote fundamental and clinical research in gene therapy , cell therapy , and genetic vaccines by facilitating education, the exchange of information and technology and by serving as a professional adviser to stakeholder communities and regulatory bodies in Europe. Continue Reading

Antisense therapy

Antisense therapy is a form of treatment for genetic disorders or infections. When the genetic sequence of a Particular gene is Known to be causative of a Particular disease, it is feasible to synthesize a strand of nucleic acid ( DNA, RNA or a similar chemical) That will bind to the messenger RNA (mRNA) produced by That gene and inactivate it, effectively turning that gene “off”. This is because mRNA has been translated. Alternatively, the strand might be targeted to a splicing site on pre-mRNA and modify the exon content of an mRNA. [1] Continue Reading

2002 French gene therapy trials

The 2002 French gene therapy trials Were experimental gene therapy trials Performed on children Suffering from Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID). The trials Were based in Paris and lead by Researchers Alain Fischer and Marina Cavazzana Calvo. Whilst the experiment INITIALLY Seemed successful, Many of the Children Began showing symptoms of various cancer -like diseases as a result of the gene manipulation. The experiment, and others like it, were more shut down. Continue Reading

Forbidden Land (Wolfgang Paalen)

Country prohibits (Forbidden Land) is a surrealist painting by Wolfgang Paalen , qui in the final release of 1937 shows a drop-shaped stylized idol of femininity with tentacle-like arms, That stands in precarious proximity to an abyss opening unexpected in dark-crystallin forms to the observer. Three spherical space-bodies hover in front of them, two of which are shaped like falling, burning meteorites. The painting is the first oil painting by Paalen, which is artfully based on his surrealist technique of smoking . It explores the theme of mortal fears and primordial femininity with a hermetical iconography. The painting is actually a private collection. Continue Reading

Orion’s Arm

Orion’s Arm (also called the Orion’s Arm Universe Project , OAUP , or simply OA ) is a multi-authored online science fiction world-building project, first established in 2000 [2] by M. Alan Kazlev, Donna Malcolm Hirsekorn, Bernd Helfert and Anders Sandberg and further co-authored by many people since. [3] Anyone can contribute articles, stories, artwork, or music to the website. A large mailing list exists, [4] in which members debate aspects of the world they are creating, discussing additions, modifications, issues arising, and work to be done. Continue Reading


In DC Comics ‘ DC Universe , a metahuman is a superhuman . citation needed ] The term is roughly synonymous with both mutant and mutated in the Marvel Universe and posthumanin the Wildstorm and Ultimate Marvel Universes. In DC Comics, the term is used loosely in most instances to be human-like being with extranormal powers and abilities, be aliens, mutant, or magical in nature. A significant portion of these is a genetic variable called “metagene”, [1] which causes them to gain powers and abilities during freak accidents or times of intense psychological distress. Continue Reading


The Inhumans are a fictional race of superhumans appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics . Continue Reading

H +: The Digital Series

H +: The Digital Series (often abbreviated as H + ) is a web series produced by Bryan Singer and created by John Cabrera and Cosimo De Tommaso. The series, which explores the subject of transhumanism , premiered on August 8, 2012 on YouTube with two episodes. Two new episodes were released on the week end of the season on January 16, 2013. A second season was announced in January 2013. However, there have been no updates since. [2] Continue Reading

Eclipse Phase

Eclipse Phase is a science fiction horror [1] role-playing game with transhumanist themes. [2] Futurist Anders Sandberg noted its differences from GURPS Transhuman Spaceincluded its emphasis on posthuman (rather than transhuman ) characters and cosmic horror. [3] Originally published by Catalyst Game Labs , [4] Eclipse Phase is now published by the game’s creators, Posthuman Studios , and is released under a Creative Commons license. [5] [6][7] [8] In 2010, it won the 36th Annual Origins award for Best Roleplaying Game. [9] It also won three 2010 ENnie awards : Gold for Best Writing, Silver for Best Cover Art, and Silver for Product of the Year. [10] Continue Reading

Transhumanism in fiction

Many of the tropes of science fiction can be viewed as similar to the goals of transhumanism . Science fiction literature contains many positivities of technologically enhanced human life, a few times in utopian (especially techno-utopian ) societies. However, science fiction ‘s posthuman often poses with a cautionary twist. The more pessimistic scenarios include many dystopian tales of human bioengineering gone wrong. Continue Reading