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Scientists create first ‘designer’ chromosome
Herald Sun ^ | March 29, 2014 2:02am PDT | AFP

Posted on 03/29/2014 3:06:10 AM PDT by blueplum

SCIENTISTS have created the first man-made chromosome for a complex-celled organism — a feat hailed as a big step towards acquiring the controversial ability to redesign plants or animals.

A synthetic chromosome was inserted into a brewer’s yeast cell, which functioned as normal — the key test of success, the international team has reported in the journal Science.

“Our research moves the needle in synthetic biology from theory to reality,” said Jef Boeke, director of the New York University’s Institute for Systems Genetics, who was a member of the research team.

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“It is the most extensively altered chromosome ever built,” said Boeke.

“We have made over 50,000 changes to the DNA code in the chromosome and our yeast is still alive. That is remarkable.”

Yeast shares about a third of its 6,000 genes — units of the chromosome that carry the instructions for cell function — with humans.

(Excerpt) Read more at heraldsun.com.au ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boeke; chromosome; geneticengineering; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; nyu
amazing stuff
1 posted on 03/29/2014 3:06:11 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: SunkenCiv

fyi


2 posted on 03/29/2014 3:06:53 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum
Soon they will create the ultimate human. The answer to all the world's problem and who will be worshiped by all.

Just saying.

3 posted on 03/29/2014 3:14:36 AM PDT by BRK
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To: blueplum

All they did was monkey around with an EXISTING chromosome. They didn’t CREATE anything.


4 posted on 03/29/2014 3:41:27 AM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and in politic)
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To: BRK
I don't understand it, ... he was such a nice boy ... well behaved.
We went to church every week and he served in the choir.
He was an A honors student and had a lot of friends
He and his girlfriend were to be married next year after he graduated from college and it appeared he would be suna cum laude.

I just don't understand ..

Why ...

WHY ...

would he vote democrat ?

5 posted on 03/29/2014 3:45:25 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: blueplum

When they promote this as for the good of mankind, evil is the intention and not far behind.


6 posted on 03/29/2014 3:55:24 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: blueplum

So what’s taking so long with the man-eating tomatos?


7 posted on 03/29/2014 4:15:14 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: ronnie raygun; who knows what evil?

Who knows what evil?

Sorry, couldn’t resist


8 posted on 03/29/2014 4:23:05 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: blueplum
I have always thought that Alan Moore's "Miracleman" was one of the more compelling stories of "The Superman" or "The Overman" in modern literature.

Old German: "Overman, you have come as last!"

Miracleman: "Yes. You can go now." *SPLOOSH*

Kid Miracleman: "Oh my. What do I have to do to get your attention?!?" (it's raining human ears, hands and feet over London...)


9 posted on 03/29/2014 4:50:30 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: blueplum

It’s a strain of altered yeast that is responsible for almost all insulin that’s used in this world. Very cool.


10 posted on 03/29/2014 5:11:18 AM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: Marie

The goal is to produce a strain of yeast that will reduce the carbon content of fermented products. A “green” beer, one not having so much objectionable CO2 emission would be a sure seller.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 5:24:25 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: blueplum

Being God or attaining God status never has pleased God in the past...building Tower of Babel didn’t turn out well and neither will this. No, I am not saying curiosity should cease; God wants us to ponder, wonder and try to figure out his majesty and wonder, but BEING God never turns out well.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 5:58:18 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Don't forget to laugh once in a while when now one else is)
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To: CincyRichieRich

what does God have to do with it?


13 posted on 03/29/2014 6:00:14 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: blueplum; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
Hey, this could be the beginning of the end of hair loss, obesity, and (ironically) fertility problems. :') Thanks blueplum.

14 posted on 03/29/2014 6:51:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: blueplum

A synthetic chromosome what could go wrong?.


15 posted on 03/29/2014 7:03:26 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: blueplum
Did someone say "Designer chrome?"


16 posted on 03/29/2014 7:39:00 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: SunkenCiv

DNA is an abbreviation for deoxyribonucleicantidisestablishmentarianism, a complex string of syllables


17 posted on 03/29/2014 8:20:51 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: Lady Jag

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18 posted on 03/29/2014 9:03:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

That’s the only important question. I’m glad someone had the good sense to ask it. :)


19 posted on 03/29/2014 12:06:54 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: bert
Right. Nothing like a Schlitz or Bud with no head.
20 posted on 03/29/2014 1:15:54 PM PDT by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: ronnie raygun

I used to cheer new tech and science. Now I read this stuff and just cringe to think how the globalists will use this stuff to enslave everyone.


21 posted on 03/29/2014 7:20:40 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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