Save Your Money: Genomic Science Tests Don’t Cure Disease
by John Greene
It’s negative news that is the polar opposite of what science was saying even a year ago. Know your genes, save your life has become a mantra of recent modern science advertising. Now that a $1000 test for genomic sequencing is coming of age for the public, the science community is owning up to a lack of understanding and doubts about genetics being the magic cure for mankind that has been advertised for the last decade. (“The World, Your Emotions and Your Health“; “Divine Health & Prosperity“)
In coming genetic tests are advertised a laundry list of disease risks that you can know about. In the quest to better know self, more people have been looking for genome sequencing to uncover information about ancestral influence, impending health risks and disorders of future generations. The ‘hard science’ says the promised scientific results just a year or two ago simply doesn’t support previous excitement and suppositions. According to a study published in Science Translational Medicine, only 24 diseases can be estimated. In the end, it’s all salesmanship, with a very real risk of exposing yourself to agencies that don’t have your best interests at heart. Why? Every person carries DNA around in every cell. (“Your Health: Epigenetics and You“)
With a new age of computer communication, your personal data is more likely to be used against you than to actually help you. Once anyone has your data, it can be used for whatever purpose business and science deems fit. For example, Amazon Web Services will store for public use the entire contents of the National Institutes of Health’s 1000 Genomes Project and a survey of genetic information from 1,700 individuals that is some 200 terabytes in size. While this information may not be readily approachable for the ‘layman,’ public access won’t make the information any less public. Never mind that DNA is not the static unfixed foundation that old science so long declared. It’s only good for the moment of the test, which flies in the face of the politics of science that wants DNA testing to be eternal.
One of the developers of the recent findings noted that genomic testing is unlikely to “ever surpass more traditional tactics used by doctors to help shape care regimens, including preventative medicine and other information such as family history.” What a difference from the heralds of scientific discovery! Why? Most common diseases like heart disease and stroke do not result from a single-point mutation or a combination. Diseases like these also involve one’s own lifestyle and environmental causes. Science is curiously mum about epigenetics because the epigenome is a major wild card in the equation that intimidates scientists. This has more to do with the mind, heart and spiritual matters – all issues that many in science don’t like to admit. It doesn’t give them the power they and other worldly institutions crave.
Any problem according to study associate Bernie Vogelstein is that humans aren’t ‘omniscient.’ In other words, people don’t know enough to truly understand. If the tests were optimal and presuming “that the interpreter of the genome would be omniscient” and already knew all of the potential links with the most predictable diseases, 9 out of 10 people might get a tip about one or more of two dozen diseases with strong enough results to change their lifestyles or medical responses based on current knowledge. Those are dismal estimations.
The bottom line is that scientific test results aren’t the same as controlling life environment, including the attitudes of the heart that play into the epigenome. To learn more about epigenetics and the real source of your life, simply search Bible Vision (this website) for genes (epigenetics or the epigenome) and health, or buy our book Two Kingdoms: Genetics of Spiritual Warfare. The laws that Elohim [YHWH] created don’t change to suit science or the whims of mankind. A deeper truth exists that frightens science and humbles them. Politics will continue to be frustrated because world leaders depend on exploitation, one of the factors that will never result in world peace or better health. In the end, where you personally place your trust is what truly matters. What is more important to realize is that where you place your trust will be clearly evident through your life and lifestyle. (“The Magi of this Age“; “Gene Science: Another Power Grab for Authority in Your Life“)