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Posted on 04/05/2013 3:51:52 PM PDT by LibWhacker
Teenager astounds scientists by building a DNA testing machine in his bedroom - and he did it to discover why his brother is ginger
A teenager has astounded scientists by building a DNA testing machine in his bedroom in an attempt to discover why his brother is ginger.
Fred Turner, 17, built the machine from items he found around his house, including an old video player, after becoming fascinated by why he has straight brown hair, while his younger brother Gus, 14, has a shock of ginger curls.
Fred from Brighouse, West Yorkshire, impressed scientists so much that he has been named the UKs Young Engineer of the Year.
He said: After years of jokes from my friends saying me and Gus have different dads, I built the machine to test once and for all why my brother is ginger and Im not.
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Hey! Ginger hair is PREFERRED in my family, thanksjustthesame!
And that's because the red hair affects the vision. (Sorry. I had to say it. I am chastised....)
Wanted to see if his brother had the mutated gene that causes ginger hair
LOL! Of course he has the recessive gene....he has red hair. This must be a belated April Fool’s Day joke.
.........and his ginger brother signed a contract to become the next Richard Simmons.
the story is kind of BS, he didn't build a DNA machine that tested for anything.
he built whats called a “cycler” it is basically alternate heating a solution along with the sample. the two interact in cycles and amplify the DNA sample.
he commercially bought the solution, and then sent the amplifies sample to the lab for DNA sequencing, and got a commercial report back,
so sure, its something but its hardly DNA detection.
in the commercial lab its process called PCR, and its very common and not hard to do.
Fred’s brother needs a haircut
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