Sunday, January 16, 2011

Pentagon searches for genetic super-soldier

group of scientists is urging the Department of Defense to begin collecting and mapping the full genome of all military personnel -- a move that could well give the Pentagon the ability to select for certain genetic predispositions. 

Phenotypes the Pentagon is looking for include: "Short- and long-term medical readiness, physical and mental performance, and response to drugs, vaccines, and various environmental exposures, all of which will have different features in a military context. More specifically, one might wish to know about phenotypic responses to battlefield stress, including post-traumatic stress disorder, the ability to tolerate conditions of sleep deprivation, dehydration, or prolonged exposure to heat, cold, or high altitude, or the susceptibility to traumatic bone fracture, prolonged bleeding, or slow wound healing."

Read full article here: Genetic Soldiers? Advisory Group Urges Pentagon To Map Genes Of All Personnel

So the Pentagon is working on finding real life Captain America soldiers:

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