Welcome to the Faroe Islands, a beautiful rocky archipelago in the North Atlantic, a Danish territory located about halfway between Iceland and Scotland. It's a small and ancient place, with a population of around only 50,000, but with a distinct language and its own take on Nordic culture. As a result of its relative isolation and small population, it has a very homogenous genetic pool, even by Scandinavian standards, which means it's at risk for niche health problems that wouldn't affect larger and more diverse countries.
After several Faroese died from a rare condition called carnitine transporter deficiency (CTD), the country's ministry of health convinced more than half of the entire population of the country to submit blood samples to a giant centralized facility. The country's aim is to get the sequenced genome of the whole country, enabling them to get a broader view of the health needs of the Faroese and hopefully enabling doctors to make more educated decisions about treatment.
In the short term, it's not clear exactly what benefit the program, called FarGen, will have; this isn't a research program with a distinct aim or goal. The hope is that eventually, when a disease like CTD is discovered, that doctors will be able to search through everyone's history and figure out exactly who's at risk, getting them the healthcare they need as soon as possible.
The other side? The government now has access to everyone's DNA. That might be alarming, especially to Americans, who are currently coping with the government's recently revealed access to the online life of citizens. Genetic testing has some serious implications for healthcare, especially in countries like the US without widespread public coverage. It's too new to really get a sense for how governments will use this data--but the test case might be on 18 small islands in the North Atlantic.
...Umm I can think of another benefit... You could see how closely you are related, just like the genetic version of the family history app Greenland has for bumping uglies.
The primates and particularly Neanderthal man does not teach it’s young. Yes Neanderthal man did have his smarts with his tool box, but he was not a positive learning influence towards his young. Neanderthal man also had a larger brain that we modern humans as well. Neanderthal man did not write things down, but depended more on memory.
Once upon a time an alien race stopped by Earth to gather some assets for their own purpose. This was recorded in Sumerian history. This history was not recorded prior to any other culture, so this is not passing on myth, but recorded observed history. Myths are ancient stories that are passing down through time from one generation to another.
The Sumerian history explains about beings that came down from Earth and needs assets, which later got tired gathering themselves, so they decided to use the local animal life to help them. It was also record that many test\attempts\versions of creating humans was done for the benefit of helping the aliens.
While it is religious record often says we humans were created in the image of the gods, the translation of this could of been slightly wrong. We were and 'idea - invention' that came from the Gods, instead.
The aliens were not of Earth and so the biology environment was hazardous to them. By using the local animal life the work was much easier to accomplish.
The aliens chose the Neanderthal primate since he was the smartest thing around and had the largest tool box. But Neanderthal did not change much in the last 100k years, so was an animal easily taught.
Much of an animal’s personality is genetic as it seemed for the Neanderthal. So it was decided to create a local animal that was easily adapted to the environment and could communicate and be instructed \ directed easily by the aliens. The aliens look around at various animals with certain personality characteristics genetically they admired, took those snippets of DNA from each and inserted them in the primate Neanderthal to create modern man.
Once modern man was created he was taught language, mathematics, calendar, various tools, how to build homes and cities with pluming, how to farm and yes make weapons. This modern man was no longer a victim of wild life, but ruler of the animals and one day even overcome the mighty lion.
Modern humans with their new found skill became the ruler of the Earth, over all other animals of the Earth. From Sumerian history, Babylonian and Egyptian you will see many pictures of what animals were used in the process of making a modern human with them being depicted as Gods with human bodies and different animal heads. Adding canine characteristics to our genes is what helps us in teaching our young and being positive influences as parents; other animal characteristics were used as well.
We ancient modern humans with our new skills and our imagination referred to the aliens as gods and the name stuck with the passage of time. The aliens continue to visit us over the thousands of years and this was recorded often in our religions with this history being blurred with our imagination, lack of technical or science reference and the passage of time.
The aliens left markers on planet Earth around the world with their pyramids pointing the way of where they came from, somewhere in the Orion Belt of the cosmos.
Next to the 3 great pyramids in Egypt is the sphinx with its human head and lion body bigger, dominating the area, illustration modern humans are a new hybrid animal creation, stronger than any other animal and will dominate the world.
The aliens come in groups, some more powerful, some of different values with occasional wars among them. We are still being taught by them and visited as well.
"...The aliens chose the Neanderthal primate since he was the smartest thing around and had the largest tool box. But Neanderthal did not change much in the last 100k years, so was an animal NOT easily taught..."
We humans did not build the pyramids, do not have the knowledge how to build the pyramids, and do not have the motivation to build the pyramids. There is no business or government would attempt to build a structure like the pyramid today with all the effort it took without motivational reason to do so and we simply do not possess the skill. Yes we possess the skill in a minor precision way, but not in the massive monolith way nor motive.
Typically, we humans with our skills as we build things repeat our skills of building and expand upon them. When it came to building pyramids, it all happen roughly in the same time period and the knowledge, skills and tools were suddenly removed all over the Earth. This is so completely uncharacteristically human; it was an alien outside influence that left us humans from planet Earth.
The pyramids are a marker put in history by an alien race to last the passage of time for humans to decode and understand or our human origin and to let us know we are not alone in the cosmos, but have a positive outside influence over us.