by Dr. Joseph Mercola
September 15, 2021
Moderna describes mRNA products as "gene therapy
technology" in its SEC filing. BioNTech's SEC filing
also specifies that in the U.S. and Europe, mRNA
therapies are classified as "gene therapy medicinal
technology has, since the start, been recognized as a
form of gene therapy, but one that doesn't permanently
alter your DNA. However, some medical experts worry that
mRNA injections might be able to reverse-transcribe into
your genome and in fact alter your DNA on a more
study by MIT and Harvard scientists demonstrates that
segments of RNA from SARS-CoV-2 are reverse-transcribing
into the human genome, likely becoming a permanent
fixture in human DNA. This has been thought impossible
for the same reasons used to assure us that vaccine RNA
cannot alter DNA
2017 TED Talk, Dr. Tal Zaks, chief medical officer of
Moderna, describes the company's mRNA vaccines as
"information technology," and likens mRNA to your body's
operating system. As such, mRNA injections are human
"software updates," thereby ushering
Peruvian research professor warns that transhumanism is
part and parcel of the Great Reset and the Fourth
Industrial Revolution agendas, which are being rolled
out at a furious pace under the auspices of the COVID-19
was previously published
on March 31, 2021,
with new information...
I've discussed why COVID-19 vaccines are in fact gene therapies and
not vaccines in several previous articles.
However, despite being a
recognized form of gene therapy since its inception, vaccine makers
are now frantically trying to deny that this mRNA technology is gene
One reason for this, suggested by
David Martin, Ph.D.,
might be because as long as they're considered "vaccines," they will
be shielded from liability.
Experimental gene therapies do not have financial liability
shielding from the government, but vaccines do, and that includes
'pandemic' vaccines, even in the experimental stage, as long as the
emergency use authorization is in effect.
And now that Pfizer's BioNTech "vaccine,"
Comirnaty, has been
officially approved by the
FDA, 2 it will have the conventional vaccine liability shield
the fact that it was introduced and defined as gene therapy is
The thing is, more and more people are beginning to understand just
what these gene therapies do.
As Bloomberg put it, 3 the mRNA is
genetically programmed to:
"...immunize people... by harnessing human cells to become miniature
vaccine factories in their own right. Instead of virus proteins, the
vaccines contain genetic instructions that prompt the body to
Those instructions are carried via messenger RNA, or
Another reason why the gene therapy makers don't want these jabs
recognized as such might be because they fear people won't line up
for them if they're identified as an experimental gene therapy...
"Gene therapy" simply has a very different connotation in people's
minds (as it should).
A third possibility is that they know full well that you cannot,
ethically, mandate gene therapy in the way you can mandate vaccines.
Mandatory public health measure directives are typically based on
the idea that it's acceptable for some individuals to be harmed as
long as the measure benefits the collective.
Well, the COVID-19 "vaccines" are only designed to lessen symptoms
They do not prevent infection or spread, and since the
vaccinated individual is the only one receiving a potential benefit,
"the greater good" argument falls apart.
Who knows, there may be other factors at play that we've not
realized as of yet, but whatever the reason, they really do not want
you to think of these injections as gene therapy.
They want you to
accept them as any other conventional vaccine.
mRNA-Based Medicines Designed to Not Irreversibly Alter DNA
Try as they might, though, they cannot get rid of mRNA's gene
For starters, Moderna describes its product as,
therapy technology" in its SEC filings.
On page 70, they also
provide the following specifics: 4
"Currently, mRNA is considered a gene therapy product by the FDA.
Unlike certain gene therapies that irreversibly alter cell DNA and
could act as a source of side effects, mRNA-based medicines are
designed to not irreversibly change cell DNA.
However, side effects
observed in gene therapy could negatively impact the perception of
mRNA medicines despite the differences in mechanism."
In other words, it's a form of gene therapy, but one that doesn't
enter and permanently alter your actual DNA.
Instead, the mRNA stays
in the cellular fluid where ribosomes read the code and create the
protein per the mRNA's coding.
The difference between vaccine mRNA and your natural mRNA, is that,
your natural mRNA resides in the nucleus of the cell where your
cellular DNA resides - it can be likened to a reverse photocopy of
your DNA - and exits the nucleus when a protein needs to be made.
This is in stark contrast to mRNA from vaccines, which is synthetic
and enters the cell from the outside and is not designed to enter
Additionally, your own mRNA is rapidly degraded by
enzymes, but the one from the vaccine is protected in a liposome
that will protect it from degradation and keep on producing spike
No one knows because it has never been tested...
Can Vaccine mRNA Reverse-Transcribe Into Genome?
However, some doctors still worry that mRNA injections might be able
to reverse- transcribe into your genes and alter your DNA on a
One is Dr. Richard Urso, an ophthalmologist, who
shared his concerns on a December 2020 episode of The Shepard
Ambellas Show. 5,6
He claimed the mRNA of retroviruses (which are part of our genome)
have been shown to have the ability to transcribe into your DNA, and
if it can do that, vaccine mRNA might be able to do this as well.
According to Urso, if this turns out to be correct, the result of
mRNA vaccination might be lifelong COVID-19.
A new study by MIT and Harvard scientists
demonstrates that segments
of the RNA
from the coronavirus itself are most likely becoming
permanent fixture in human DNA.
This was once thought near
for the same reasons which are presented
to assure us
that an RNA vaccine could
accomplish no such feat.
Dr. Doug Corrigan
Another skeptic is Dr. Doug Corrigan, who in a March 16, 2021, blog
reviewed the findings of recent research 7,8 showing SARS-CoV-2 RNA
can reverse-transcribe into the human genome: 9
"In my previous blog, 'Will an RNA Vaccine Permanently Alter My
DNA?' 10 I laid out several molecular pathways that would potentially
enable the RNA in an mRNA vaccine to be copied and permanently
integrated into your DNA.
I was absolutely not surprised to find that the majority of people
claimed that this prospect was impossible...
After all, we've been
told in no uncertain terms that it would be impossible for the mRNA
in a vaccine to become integrated into our DNA, simply because 'RNA
doesn't work that way.'
Well, this current research which was released not too long after my
original article demonstrates that yes, indeed, 'RNA does work that
Specifically, a new study
11,12 by MIT and Harvard scientists
demonstrates that segments of the RNA from the coronavirus itself
are most likely becoming a permanent fixture in human DNA.
This was once thought near impossible, for the same reasons which
are presented to assure us that an RNA vaccine could accomplish no
such feat. Against the tides of current biological dogma, these
researchers found that the genetic segments of this RNA virus are
more than likely making their way into our genome.
They also found that the exact pathway that I laid out in in my
original article is more than likely the pathway being used (retrotransposon,
and in particular a LINE-1 element) for this retro-integration to
And, unlike my previous blog where I hypothesize that
such an occurrence would be extremely rare (mainly because I was
attempting to temper expectations more conservatively due to the
lack of empirical evidence), it appears that this integration of
viral RNA segments into our DNA is not as rare as I initially
To be fair, this study didn't show that the RNA from the current
vaccines is being integrated into our DNA.
However, they did show,
quite convincingly, that there exists a viable cellular pathway
whereby snippets of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA could become integrated
into our genomic DNA.
In my opinion, more research
is needed to both corroborate these findings, and to close some
A January 2020 Phys.org article,
13 "Modified RNA Has a Direct Effect
on DNA," also notes that,
"it has now been revealed that RNA has a
direct effect on DNA stability",
this too may or may not play a role in mRNA therapy for COVID-19.
Vaccine Makers Fear Negative Perception of Gene Therapy
Getting back to Moderna's SEC filing, in it, they also admit that
public perception of other types of gene therapy may negatively
impact perception of mRNA medicines.
The problem, they admit, is
that irreversible gene therapies have side effects, and knowing
this, people might shun mRNA medicines too.
The SEC filing goes on
to note: 14
"Because no product in which mRNA is the primary active ingredient
has been approved, the regulatory pathway for approval is uncertain.
The number and design of the clinical trials and preclinical studies
required for the approval of these types of medicines have not been
established, may be different from those required for gene therapy
products, or may require safety testing like gene therapy products."
Well, the 'pandemic' allowed them to sneak mRNA gene therapy under the
proverbial radar so that they don't have to conduct more stringent
gene therapy safety testing.
Instead, they were handed the global
population for the largest testing imaginable, and all without
liability when something goes wrong - provided it's viewed as a
"vaccine," that is.
And now that it's widely accepted that the gene therapies are waning
after only a few months, 15 technically speaking, boosters
"software updates" - to the mRNA jab could become as regular as
software updates on your smartphone or computer.
mRNA Therapies Classified as Gene Therapy in Europe and US
The SEC filing 16 for BioNTech (BioNTech's mRNA technology is used in
the Pfizer vaccine) is equally clear, stating on page 21:
we expect to submit BLAs for our mRNA-based product candidates in
the United States, and in the European Union, mRNA therapies have
been classified as gene therapy medicinal products, other
may consider our mRNA-based product candidates to be new drugs, not
biologics or gene therapy medicinal products, and require different
So, in the U.S. and Europe, mRNA therapies, as a group, are
"gene therapy medicinal products."
The crux here,
again, appears to be the idea that mRNA therapy does not cause
permanent DNA alterations.
On page 35 of the BioNTech SEC filing,
they further clarify the alleged difference between other,
irreversible, gene therapies and mRNA gene therapy:
"There have been few approvals of gene therapy products in the
United States and other jurisdictions, and there have been
well-reported significant adverse events associated with their
testing and use.
Gene therapy products have the effect of introducing new DNA and
potentially irreversibly changing the DNA in a cell.
mRNA is highly unlikely to localize to the nucleus, integrate into
cell DNA, or otherwise make any permanent changes to cell DNA.
Consequently, we expect that our product candidates will have a
different potential side effect profile from gene therapies because
they lack risks associated with altering cell DNA irreversibly."
Hacking the Software of Life
Company executives and scientists familiar with mRNA technology
have, for years, been referring to this new technology as gene
The video above features a
by Dr. Tal Zaks, chief medical officer of Moderna, given in 2017,
more than two full years before COVID-19.
In it, he points out that they were, at that time, already working
on a variety of vaccines, including an mRNA vaccine for influenza
and individualized cancer vaccines based on the genetic sequence of
the patient's tumor, stressing that this vaccine would not act like
any previous vaccine ever created.
"We've been living this phenomenal digital scientific revolution,
and I'm here today to tell you that we are actually hacking the
software of life, and that it's changing the way we think about
prevention and treatment of disease," Zaks said.
"In every cell there's this thing called messenger RNA or mRNA for
short, that transmits the critical information from the DNA in our
genes to the protein, which is really the stuff we're all made out
This is the critical information that determines what the cell
will actually do.
So, we think of it as an operating system ...
So, if you could change that... if you could introduce a line of
code, or change a line of code, it turns out that has profound
implications for everything, from the flu to cancer...
instead of giving [the patient] the protein of a virus, we gave them
the instructions on how to make the protein, how the body can make
its own vaccine," he said.
How mRNA Vaccines Work
Zaks further differentiates conventional vaccines and mRNA vaccines
by explaining that when using a conventional vaccine, you have viral
protein floating around outside the cell, whereas the mRNA approach
reprograms the cell to create that viral protein inside of itself.
"What's more alarming?" he asks.
"A stranger prowling the
neighborhood, or somebody who just broke into your ground floor and
tripped the alarm? That's what happens with an mRNA vaccine.
tripped the alarm wire and now the cell is dialing 911, it's calling
the police - at the same time that it's making the protein, saying,
'That's the bad guy.'
That's how an mRNA vaccine works."
Zaks also refers to the company's mRNA shots as "information
therapy," which is just another way of saying gene therapy because
mRNA is a carrier of genetic code.
(For clarification, code in your
natural mRNA matches your DNA, whereas vaccine mRNA has no
equivalence inside your genome since it's coming from the outside.
still carries "genetic code," though, just not anything found in
your body before.)
As explained on genome.gov:
"Messenger RNA (mRNA) is a single-stranded RNA molecule that is
complementary to one of the DNA strands of a gene. The mRNA is an
RNA version of the gene that leaves the cell nucleus and moves to
the cytoplasm where proteins are made.
During protein synthesis, an organelle called a ribosome moves along
the mRNA, reads its base sequence, and uses the genetic code to
translate each three-base triplet, or codon, into its corresponding
mRNA, are one of the types of RNA that are found in the cell.
particular one, like most RNAs, are made in the nucleus and then
exported to the cytoplasm where the translation machinery, the
machinery that actually makes proteins, binds to these mRNA
molecules and reads the code on the mRNA to make a specific protein.
So in general, one gene, the DNA for one gene, can be transcribed
into an mRNA molecule that will end up making one specific protein."
mRNA Technology Ushers in Transhumanism
In true technocratic,
transhumanist Fourth Industrial Revolution
fashion, Zaks and other mRNA pushers view the body as your hardware,
your genetic code as software and, as I suggested earlier, these
mRNA injections as software updates.
As noted by Patrick Wood in a
recent Technocracy News article: 18
"Pure and simple, this is unvarnished, raw transhumanism...
Scientists think they can rewrite the genetic code
- his words, not
mine - for all you out there who still don't believe these mRNA
vaccines change the genetic code just because some 'fact checker'
says they don't], believing they can improve on a person's God-given
genetic makeup is entering dangerous territory...
These scientists truly believe that the human body is nothing more
than a machine that can be hacked into and reordered according to
some programmer's instructions...
Who's to say they won't correct one
problem and create something far worse?"
What Is Transhumanism?
What exactly is transhumanism?
Technocracy News describes
19 it as,
twisted philosophy that believes in the use of high technology to
transform humans into immortal beings...
Furthermore, they seek to
use genetic engineering to create a new master race of sorts, that
will shed all of the 'unseemly' characteristics of humans."
20 it as a:
"...social and philosophical movement devoted to promoting the
research and development of robust human-enhancement technologies.
Such technologies would augment or increase human sensory reception,
emotive ability, or cognitive capacity as well as radically improve
human health and extend human life spans.
Such modifications resulting from the addition of biological or
physical technologies would be more or less permanent and integrated
into the human body."
Great Reset Is a Transhumanist Agenda
Miklos Lukacs de Pereny, research professor of science and
technology policy at the Peruvian University San Martin de Porres,
has given presentations 21 and interviews 22 in which he warns that transhumanism is part and parcel of
the Great Reset and the Fourth
Industrial Revolution agendas, which are being rolled out at a
furious pace under the auspices of
the COVID-19 'pandemic'.
reported by Life Site News, November 10, 2020: 23
'pandemic' was manufactured by the world's elites as
part of a plan to globally advance 'transhumanism' - literally, the
fusion of human beings with technology in an attempt to alter human
nature itself and create a superhuman being and an 'earthly
paradise,' according to a Peruvian academic and expert in
This dystopian nightmare scenario is no longer the stuff of science
fiction, but an integral part of the proposed post-'pandemic' 'Great
Reset,' Dr. Miklos Lukacs de Pereny said at a recent summit on
Indeed, to the extent that implementing the transhumanist agenda is
possible, it requires the concentration of political and economic
power in the hands of a global elite and the dependence of people on
the state, said Lukacs.
That's precisely the aim of the Great Reset, promoted by German
Klaus Schwab, CEO and founder of World Economic Forum,
along with billionaire 'philanthropists'
George Soros and
and other owners, managers, and shareholders of,
...who meet at the WEF retreats
at Davos, Switzerland,
Transhumanists... seek to,
human being' and 'turn it into a putty that can be modified
or molded to our taste and our desire and by rejecting those
limits nature or God have placed on us'...
Indeed, WEF's Schwab has been promoting the Great Reset as a way to,
'harness the Fourth Industrial Revolution'...
which, he declared in January 2016, 'will affect the very
essence of our human experience.'
Schwab described the
Fourth Industrial Revolution then as,
'a fusion of
technologies that is blurring the lines among the physical,
digital and biological spheres'...
Those technologies include genetic engineering such as,
Fourth Industrial Revolution is nothing other than the
implementation of transhumanism on a global level,' emphasized
mRNA Technology Is Still Gene Therapy
In an earlier article, I provided even more background information
showing that mRNA "vaccines" are in fact gene therapy, and how this
technology has been viewed and presented as gene therapy in the
The fact is, everywhere you look,
mRNA technology, mRNA therapy and
mRNA medicines - anything mRNA - have been, for years, treated as a
form of gene therapy...
Take the 2015 paper
24 "mRNA: Fulfilling the
Promise of Gene Therapy" in the journal Molecular Therapy.
paper, the authors point out that in vitro-transcribed mRNA has the
potential to play a role in gene therapy previously only envisioned
Back in 2009, the paper 25 "Current Prospects for mRNA Gene Delivery"
in the European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics noted
"replication-deficient viruses have been used most
successfully in the field of gene therapy... mRNA has... emerged as an
attractive and promising alternative in the nonviral gene delivery
...and a 2019 paper
26 in Frontiers in Oncology discussed the
therapeutic prospects of,
"mRNA-based gene therapy for glioblastoma."
If they want to call it "temporary gene therapy," I'm OK with that
- provided they can prove that it is in fact temporary, how long the
effects last, and that vaccine mRNA cannot reverse-transcribe into
the human genome like SARS-CoV-2 RNA apparently can.
But to deny that it's gene therapy altogether and insist that it's
simply an updated form of vaccine technology is simply impossible,
as it does not perform any of the functions of an actual vaccine
(i.e., prevent infection and spread).
Do You Want to Update Your Software?
Now, if our genetic makeup is to be viewed as "the software of
life," as Zaks puts it, then,
should we not have the sole authority
to decide for ourselves whether we actually want a "software
update," be it temporary or permanent?
"If we truly live
in a free society, wouldn't it stand to reason that we would
want to have an energetic debate over how to answer that
question?" Wood asks. 27
"Contrary to what some scientists believe, we are not machines.
are human beings with bodies, souls and free wills.
Anyone who tries
to mandate the acceptance of an experimental gene-altering treatment
is going against the international Nuremberg Codes, which require
informed consent of any experimental treatment."
What to Do if You've Had a Change of Heart
If you already got the vaccine and now regret it, you may be able to
address your symptoms using the same strategies you'd use to treat
actual SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Also, if you got the vaccine and are having side effects, please
help raise public awareness by reporting it.
The Children's Health
Defense is calling on all who have suffered a side effect from a
COVID-19 vaccine to do these three things: 28
If you live in the U.S.,
a report on VAERS
Report the injury on
VaxxTracker.com, which is a nongovernmental
adverse event tracker (you can file anonymously if you like)
Report the injury on the CHD
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FDA August 23, 2021
Bloomberg August 11, 2021
SEC Moderna June 30, 2020
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The Shepard Ambellas Show Episode #78, starting 1 hour
December 13, 2020 DOI 10.1101/2020.12.12.422516 (PDF full
December 13, 2020 DOI 10.1101/2020.12.12.422516
With Dr. Doug February 15, 2021
With Dr. Doug November 27, 2020
January 29, 2020
CDC August 18, 2021
SEC BioNTech 2019
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News March 23, 2021
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