The ABCs of Biotech for Christians - Twenty-sixth in a series - Y is for Y-chromosome
An interesting internet site was published fairly recently as part of the National Institutes of Health website: https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov.
- The letters stand for:
- (https - hypertext transfer protocol-secure)
- ghr - Genetics Home Reference
- nlm -National Library of Medicine
- nih - National Institutes of Health
- gov - government owned
The purpose of the site is to provide consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health. A search found 1,118 articles containing some information on the Y chromosome.
An example of a genetic variation that is common today relates to the USP9Y gene, and here is the entry:
The USP9Y gene provides instructions for making a protein called ubiquitin-specific protease 9. This gene is found on the Y chromosome. People normally have 46 chromosomes in each cell. Two of the 46 chromosomes are sex chromosomes, called X and Y. Females have two X chromosomes (46,XX), and males have one X chromosome and one Y chromosome (46,XY).
Because it is located on the Y chromosome, the USP9Y gene is present only in males. It occurs in a region of the Y chromosome called azoospermia factor A (AZFA). Azoospermia is the absence of sperm cells. The USP9Y gene is believed to be involved in sperm cell development, but its specific function is not well understood. (More info may be found here.
We might ask: What has happened to USP9Y? Where has it gone? Why are there so many men with infertility problems today? Biotech is looking into this.
Studies have revealed many different culprits, and some are those we have reviewed in the ABCs of Biotech, so this topic is well suited to help wrap up this blog series.
In Post 2 we saw that some adjutants (things that are added) to vaccines are causes of illness and trauma. Infertility has been linked to Polysorbate-80, a nonionic surfactant and emulsifier that is in the swine flu vaccine. That is only one example.
Another is seen in articles about the Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute reports that it is causing soaring infertility. So, buyer beware.
In post 6 infertility was listed as a side effect of electromagnetic wave radiation exposure through WIFI and other sources. Laptop computers are a dangerous source for men. Mice (post 14) or rats were used to verify this.
Ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin) has been linked to both male and female infertility. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug which we looked at in post 16. Addictive pain killers like Oxycontin contain ibuprofen. A WebMD article reports some findings from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
We looked at quinine in post 18, and many antimalaria drugs have been implicated in male infertility.
Other means of producing human beings in the lab are under study (post 8), and male infertility will encourage these, so we must get involved in the Biotech Feedback process (post 13) and speak out.
Other causes of male infertility include some large “items” like food and water. MomsAcrossAmerica is mad at Roundup for glyphosate in the crops that damages their husbands and sons. And another way food is contaminated to cause male impotence is through bisphenol, a chemical used to make plastic harder and watertight tin cans.
Couples joke about getting pregnant from ‘drinking the water’, but there is evidence that estrogens in our water supply has adverse effects on men.
Without any doubt, male infertility is increasing. The Y-chromosome is crying out for relief from assault.
In a previous post we thought of Biotech healing Biotech hurts. This is a good note to end on and to begin the next, final post of the series.
An aside: The many influences combining to render men impotent parallel the trends at work to destroy the concept of male leadership in the home and church and the knowledge of God as male, whether the Father, Son or Holy Spirit.