Gene Manipulation

Abstergo’s genetics department at Harvard University has been hard at work. They have found a way to cheat nature by creating desirable traits with in a species that can be passed on to its offspring. What this allows for is the guarantee of that particular trait to be passed on and can alter an entire population. This technology can help reduce or eliminate undesirable diseases such as malaria or lime disease by breeding it out of a population simply by creating a gene that makes the host, such as mosquitoes, unable to carry the disease.  This technology will change the way diseases are fought.

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Brain reconstruction

Our brain is the key to our existence and mostly a mystery to scientists but with all the data gathered form our extensive and ongoing animus experiments and observations our scientists are mapping the brain in details not previously seen. We are currently collecting data on how each part of the brain functions and how best to copy the signals created by the brain for reconstruction purposes. Imagine when we can completely eradicate mental illness simply by re-wiring our brain and filling in gaps. So far researchers have only been able to map small segments of the brain but Abstergo will be the first to map the entire brain. We are creating a revolutionary image of the brain that shows how cells and complex neural circuits interact in both time and space.

For more information check out the BRAIN Initiative.

 

Blood key to Suicide Prediction

Abstergo’s contribution to medical neuroscience research has led to a discovery that a certain molecule made by the gene SAT1 may be linked to suicide. Subjects with a higher tendency to exhibit suicidal behavior showed elevated levels of the gene SAT1, a gene involved with cell death. During testing, several biological molecules in the blood of our subjects changed including the SAT1 gene.

Right now doctors rely on people telling them their feelings and symptoms to detect suicide. With the development of a blood test doctors will be able to detect clients in immediate danger. See the full research, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

Electronic nose

How do you detect something if you can’t touch it, taste it, see it or smell it? This is an issue that Abstergo was more than willing to tackle. We developed an electronic ‘nose’ that could detect different odors.

The electronic nose was developed in order to mimic the humans sense of smell. Basically the instrument consists of head-space sampling; getting a clear picture of the odor compounds present in the air sample, arrangement recognition modules; data maps of molecules, and sensor array; to produce signal patterns that are used for classifying different smells.

So who uses an electronic nose? Electronic noses are used by research and development laboratories, quality control laboratories and process production departments for various purposes as well as environmental monitoring. We also hope to advance this technology to be used in the field of health and medicine as well as crime scene investigation. Please contact Abstergo if you are interested in purchasing one of our prototypes.

Haylin Porter

To The Concerned Public

It has come to our attention speculations that Abstergo is obtaining genetic code know as DNA without consent of its owner. There has also been talk that we are building a secret DNA library without public notification or consent.

This is all false information; we at Abstergo adhere to strict rules and only obtain DNA or any other genetic information through extensive contracts that are signed willing by our generous volunteers. Depending on our work and the contract signed by our volunteer, we dispose of any genetic information obtained during testing once we are finished. We thank you for your patients while we sort this out, for more information please call our public relations desk.

Nature and You

Ever wonder where the ideas for inventions come from? How something like Velcro came to be or why you can read some computer screens in the sun and not others? The answer is closer than you think. Biomimicry is the study of nature for new ideas on how to solve human problems.

For example Velcro came about by studying burrs and how they stuck to fur and other materials. Being able to read a screen in the sun comes from looking at how light is reflected off butterfly wings.

Biomimicry even helped created the animus. By studying birds and how they migrate we were able to discover the ability of recalling ancestral memories to relive historical events. The next time you go outside, Abstergo wants you to remember that what you’re looking at might be the next great invention.

Antibiotic Resistance and the Animus

With the announcement of a-OS 4.0, Abstergo has been fielding a number of questions from the public, but the most common is why a company with a main focus on pharmaceutical development needs to explore the past in such great detail with the Animus.

Abstergo is committed to solving the toughest riddles in the medical community, with the most critical focus on eliminating antibiotic-resistant bacteria and super viruses.  We know that rapid DNA mutations within these types of bacteria and viruses are what cause them to be resistant to pharmaceutical treatment, and that finding a way to stop these mutations from occurring will be the key to eliminating them.  Our scientists believe that uncovering the source of a particular virus and tracking its progress throughout history will allow us to map its mutations and discover a pattern or common occurrence.  By tracking more than one at a time, we can see if there is a similar pattern that spreads across all mutations.  With the Animus, not only can we truly see history as it unfolds, but also retrieve accurate, first-hand data of the progress of human diseases.

Abstergo’s ultimate goal, however, is to develop a nanobot that can be administered to a patient orally in a pill.  Once in the patient’s system, it will be able to identify, track, study, and destroy any infection from a common cold to cancer!