Short: Military Cloning Initiative (Part 11)

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NMSC-1-7f-7d “MTALRES-188-34-11-C LOG”

RE:  Hybridization Success
To: MTALRES-188-34-11-C.CHALSER.A

Althea,

Huge progress on the profiler this week. We have seen a 70% increase in proper marking and cohesion with the new enzymes. The data set we got back from _________ was an amazing boon to the research.

We are going to double check now but the strains are combining better than we ever thought possible when put under the proper conditions.

Fair warning: we have been seeing strip decoupling in some instances but our people are trying to work out the cause.

We are on schedule to have a presentation for this by the next executive committee meeting.

Also, thank you for talking to Dr. Lent for me. I am not very good dealing with civilian sector researchers about that sort of topic. I know it was more heat than you wanted at the time but without your help the shouting match would have been ongoing.

Cpt. K. Durnist
MTALRES-188-34-11-C Team 3 Head
@MTALRES-188-34-11-C.DURNIST.K

Short: Military Cloning Initiative (Part 10)

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NMSC-1-7f-7d “MTALRES-188-34-11-C LOG”

RE: _________ development stable
To: MTALRES-188-34-11-C.Exec

Hello Everyone,

I am proud to announce on behalf of Team 1 that _________ has reached stability for the purposes of our work. This means that we are going to be moving forward with _________ as outlined by Dr. Chalser in that presentation.

Thanks again Althea, the talk we had afterward is, I’m told, one reason our team had the breakthrough. Dr. Halsey has a writeup for you if you are interested in some of the final steps. Sort of a shame that we cannot submit this to SRC this year.

Now that we have _________ available in a stable form I will transfer the availables to Team 2. It should solve the challenges they were facing with _________ during the latter phase.

I’ll be giving the team leads and Exec members a hard copy of the data at the upcoming progress report so if anyone has any questions that are not listed in the STAFFNET release that was put out by Team 1, please let me know ahead of time so I can make sure the answers are in the hard copy for your reference.

Lastly,

Since the shipping day is coming up, I took the liberty of ordering some ingredients for the kitchen to put together the celebratory luncheon Althea promised when we reached this milestone. I made sure to look into the dietary restrictions of all team members before ordering but if you have anything to add please send that in to logistics before 0550 tomorrow since that’s when the comm window cutoff is.

Here is the menu so far .

Regards,

Dr. Junia Lent
MTALRES-188-34-11-C Cochair
@MTALRES-188-34-11-C.Lent.J

Short: Military Cloning Initiative (Part 9)

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NMSC-1-7f-7d “MTALRES-188-34-11-C LOG”

RE: New Directive (from MILRES)
To: MTALRES-188-34-11-C.Exec

Hi All,

I was informed today that MILRES has approved a co-development initiative based on a proposal by Dr. Durnist, the Team 2 lead. If you have not read the proposal you should read it before continuing to read my message. I made it available on STAFFNET for executive members of the team only at this time.

It was cleared by MILRES with regards to ethics, so while I know some of you might not have wanted to make a call either way, it is going to be supported by MILRES.

To summarize, the proposal calls for a branch development of _________ for hybridization with _________ genetic set.

We have a robust genetic pallette from within that set already selected thanks to some data made available to us from MILRES. The best traits are being screened in and Team 3 is working on a new network that should start generating profiles for the mixed gene set as early as a month from now.

_________ are the only thing we are doing for now (My call) and we should focus on testing the viability. If we can’t even get _________ or the _________ right, the project is dead in the water.

I know most of you are _________ specific research degrees so we have word out to MILRES to see if there are any MTALRES cleared experts we can bring in for the initiative.

So to summarize,

Team 1 will work on the current project as is, using _________ as the basis.

Team 2 will shift focus onto the new sub project, developing what I assume to be an _________ for creating the mixed pallette. (No idea what designation yet but I have a guess already)

Team 3 will finish the hybrid profiler, then finish working on the _________ for team 1 while team 2 develops _________. We are not going to bother with _________ until (IF) the _________ bare fruit but if that happens then we would prioritize it after the _________ is done.

-Althea

Cpt. Althea Chalser
MTALRES-188-34-11-C Head
@MTALRES-188-34-11-C.CHALSER.A

Short: Military Cloning Initiative (Part 8)

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NMSC-1-7f-7d “MTALRES-188-34-11-C LOG”

RE: About the Executive meeting
To: MTALRES-188-34-11-C.CHALSER.A

Hello Althea,

I just got word back from MILRES and they are asking us to see if Durnist can put together a proposal for them to examine before they give a yay or nay on the idea.

I gave them my recommend that I think it steps outside of MTALRES guidelines but since those are not all set in stone, I can’t make an executive call myself. TCOCO might even have to make the call ultimately.

I think that hybridization is a good pet theory and I saw the Sinter paper from the conference that Durnist is referencing. If it werent for that paper I don’t even think MILRES would have entertained the idea at all.

I was informed that INTEL got some INCIDAT (Indicental Data Recovery) which would allow a trial. It came through _________ a while back but _________ is the only department that I think had any real reason to look at it.

Durnist was always interested so I guess it is not surprising to hear this proposal coming out after the INCIDAT (Sorry to use INTEL terms, I will try to be more specific with them for the team)

Regards,

Dr. Marth Fendi
MTALRES-188-34-11-C Ethics Head:
@MTALRES-188-34-11-C.FENDI.M

Short: Military Cloning Initiative (Part 7)

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NMSC-1-7f-7d “MTALRES-188-34-11-C LOG”

RE: New Classification Approved
To: MTALRES-188-34-11-C.DURNIST.S

Hi Stael,

I’m really excited about the success Team 2 has had!

I have put a classification request and we are going to call it _________ officially. Around the shop we will probably just call it _________ though since the official designation is sort of long. Anything we file about it will probably be going under that banner for now.

I read your proposal and I honestly have to say I think we need to have a meeting in person about it, possibly an executive committee meeting. We will definitely need Dr. Fendi’s input on it to do anything.

I am surprised that INTEL even told us about the acquisition to be frank. It’s not my area of expertise though. I am nervous about hybridization at face value no matter our motivations, especially since Junia has been getting really good simulation results from the new optimized pallette.

Regardless, we will have the meeting at 1400 ST so that we can all be there.

-Althea

Cpt. Althea Chalser
MTALRES-188-34-11-C Head
@MTALRES-188-34-11-C.CHALSER.A

Short: Military Cloning Initiative (Part 6)

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NMSC-1-7f-7d “MTALRES-188-34-11-C LOG”

RE: New network spew
To: MTALRES-188-34-11-C.CHALSER.A

Hey Althea,

The new network thinks the old idealized profile is 5% less optimized than the one it just came up with but I am not sure I agree with all of the predictions. I had to hand optimize _________ the first time with Dr. Moran and we already saw the previous network do the same thing as the new one.

Just to be sure I did some of the differentials by hand (again). I  still think the base pair at _________ is better suited with an _________ than the _________ that the network seems to love spitting out on this.

I know _________ is more common in the wild but I also think that the population prevalence of _________individuals skewed the study. (Reasoning is in this paper from two years back @ SRC-17G-2245)

As far as we talked about at last week’s meeting, I am still nervous about the idea. There is no guarantee any of that would work, and that’s ignoring the ethics of it. I trust the intention there from Durnist. but I think that might step out of the MTALRES Code of Conduct just slightly.

What Durnist is talking about essentially amounts to the proposal that the Civil Council rejected already the last time that topic came up back in the governing meetings. I trust that he is acting in good faith proposing it, but even so, I think we need to take a serious look at where we let our creativity go in this.

Ironically, it sounds like some half baked scheme from Sinter’s earlier work and MILRES already made sure she was not on this team. It would be kind of silly to import the worst ideas from someone who is not on our staff in my opinion.

Regardless, I think Team 2 has something they want to show you here in the lab. If you can get down here soon that would be great.

Regards,

Dr. Junia Lent
MTALRES-188-34-11-C Cochair
@MTALRES-188-34-11-C.Lent.J

Short: Military Cloning Initiative (Part 5)

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NMSC-1-7f-7d “MTALRES-188-34-11-C LOG”

RE: Welcome to MTALRES-188-34-11-C Team
To: MTALRES-188-34-11-C.Staff

Hi Staff,

Welcome to _________

I’m honored to be the project head for this initiative and I hope to get to know each of you more as we work together on this. We are following MILRES guidelines on this and specifically, the MTALRES Code of Ethics. You can check those on STAFFNET if you need access to those resources.

Remember that comms and deliveries for SC-DELTA facilities are scheduled and batched. No exceptions will be made to that policy for any reason except emergency security concerns for the station. I know that sounds like ominous boiler plate but CoC was pretty clear on the fact that it be re-iterated in this message. SC-DELTA compliance can be accessed on STAFFNET but Junia put together a less complicated plain words version for those of you without legal degrees too.

We have a mixed staff of Career and Civil, but since this is a MILRES facility we are going to be operating under Section IV of MILRES conduct rules. That means our research aspect is under a civilian structure. I will be the project head though and the co-chair of the research committee will be Dr. Junia Lent, representing the Civil side.

For your information I have included a simple list of executive roles here.

Our First briefing is 0300 ST in two days to give everyone some time to adjust to the schedule here.

Thank you for your cooperation and hard work. I look forward to our work on behalf of our nation, and of course, the people we are serving here together.

Sincerely,
-Althea

Cpt. Althea Chalser
MTALRES-188-34-11-C Head
@MTALRES-188-34-11-C.CHALSER.A

Short: Military Cloning Initiative (Part 4)

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NMSC-1-6b-7a “Military Cloning Initiative”

RE: MTAL Cloning Initiative
To: MTALRES.Exec

Hi All,

MTALRES-188-34-11-C is a go. I got the approval this morning from MILRES, personally signed by TCOCO _________.

Take a look at the outline on the shared net and start taking a look at MTALRES eligible personnel you might want for this. Security Clearance for the project is SC-DELTA so it will require some of the candidates to be up-screened.  MILRES will fast track any up-screen checks for us.

Also note that Dr. Sinter, while integral to the work thus far, was NO-OP’d by MILRES so we will not be engaging with their team on this in any way. We have a copy of all the lab records, research logs etc though so I doubt you will have trouble recreating the verification steps of their research.

I want you all to pay particular attention to section II of the outline as it contains the 16A-BL4 alternative proposal that was derived by MILRES shortly after SRC-16A-2243 was published.  We will be using that theory as baseline and starting with the nano first to prove viability. Captain Durnist will be taking charge on that portion (I think that is in the outline as well).

Officially, we are on the go, but lets make sure we keep things by the book anyway. Remember that transportation to and from _________ is restricted to once monthly as per SC-DELTA Compliance. As a result, please get your shopping lists together in advance.

Regards,

Captain A. Chalser
@ CHALSER.MILRES.NOV

Short: Military Cloning Initiative (Part 3)

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NMSC-1-6b-7a “Military Cloning Initiative”

RE: MTAL Cloning Initiative
To: CHALSER.MILRES.NOV

Hello Cpt,

I can confirm that MILRES has allocated resources for the project. Project File is MTALRES-188-34-11-C.  Find the proposal doc here.

Dash C is a broad brush and as far as I know, they trust you on this, but I want to ensure you understand that bringing Sinter into MILRES projects, especially MTALRES is something they are going to want to vet. I think you are better off appropriating the theory than having her do the work herself.

You will probably agree with me if you see attached.

_________ is your TCOCO on this, and the project is pending his approval now, I actually put the packet on his desk twenty minutes ago.

I do not think he will OK Sinter being directly involved. Her expertise is hybridization and not BGE like the primary MTALRES team would likely need.

You will hear from MILRES with _________‘s response by the weekend.

Regards,

Captain Cirin Mayhall
@ MAYHALL.C.MILRES.NOV

Short: Military Cloning Initiative (Part 2)

The following is an excerpt from classified document:

NMSC-1-6b-7a “Military Cloning Initiative”

RE: MTAL Cloning Initiative
To: MTALRES.Exec

Hi D,

I agree that we cant go about doing this sort of thing from the get go, especially since the reliability of the nano’s we have now for retroviral is not high enough. I think we’d get some people into real trouble if we did things with full grown specimens.

This also gets us around legislating, the board and civil councils would have to weigh anything that was done in trial and I think that is not a road we can deal with right now. Political winds are more on the economic growth for Syrlia and the other systems in the region than they are on health and the last time the CC met they rejected some of the genetic engineering research proposals.

If this is going to work its going to have to go on at _________ or it will be subject to civil regs. Even so, I don’t want to go forward on any of this without looking to the CC rules on research. Just because this is MTALRES does not mean we want to outright ignore best practices for it. As a result I think Junia can rest easy on that.

As for the project,

Embryonic manipulation is the ideal here and I have talked with the team at Chursus, specifically, we are going to see if we can get the research from Dr. Sinter.

I have worked with Sinter prior to my appointment to MTALRES and I think she is the real deal when it comes to this presentation. She is not career service though so we are going to have to see what kinds of challenges that may pose before we bring anyone involved in (@ SRC-16A-2243) in on the project.

I am not as interested  in 16A-BL4 as I am in the theory. We can’t use 16A-BL4 because it is publicly available. I actually worked with MILRES on a similiar nano and the problem with the 16A-BL4 design is that it lacks robustness against retrovirals. We developed something like it before (obviously were not as successful as Sinter’s team) and it failed in trials due to that regardless of the other issues we had not solved at the time.

For the moment I am going to take this to MILRES uppers and see whether they are okay with this project before we speculate too much further on what kinds of options we actually have.

Regards,

Captain A. Chalser
@ CHALSER.MILRES.NOV