Designer Bacteria

Postby Quaeras » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:51 pm

Taking a significant step toward the creation of synthetic forms of life, researchers reported Thursday that they had manufactured the entire genome of a bacterium by stitching together its chemical components.

Scientists had previously constructed the complete DNA of viruses, but this is the first time it has been done for bacteria, which are far more complex. The genome is more than 10 times as long as the longest piece of DNA ever synthesized.


http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/25/scien ... me.html?hp

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Re: Designer Bacteria

Postby Anna » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:04 am

Wonderful

A designer flu
Just what the modern way of life needs, and in nice colours
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Re: Designer Bacteria

Postby SilverFeathers » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:22 am

I prefer these...

http://www.giantmicrobes.com

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Re: Designer Bacteria

Postby Alikat » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:28 am

They need to design a bacterium that only infects people worth more than three million dollars in assets. Then we can round up the Richies and put them into camps where they belong! Harumph!
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Re: Designer Bacteria

Postby Tychomonger » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:34 am

FoxDie?

Biological assassination is a neat idea.
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Re: Designer Bacteria

Postby Anna » Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:27 am

SilverFeathers wrote:I prefer these...

http://www.giantmicrobes.com

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Re: Designer Bacteria

Postby SilverFeathers » Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:17 am

I have, like... 20 of those things, you know... *plays with ebola*
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Re: Designer Bacteria

Postby Quaeras » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:45 am

Aww, that's such a cool site! I'm totally going to get a toxic mold. I've dealt with that stuff before.
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Re: Designer Bacteria

Postby Alikat » Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:47 pm

Anna wrote:Image
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Beware of our successors!

OMFG! The one on the left is Ebola! HOW CUTE!!!
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Re: Designer Bacteria

Postby SilverFeathers » Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:59 am

I have... Ebola, Sore throat, Fat cell, Ear ache, Flu, Salmonella, Dust mite, e. Coli, Red tide, Black plague, Yeast, Flesh eating virus, Bedbug, Rabies, Mad cow, Chicken pox, Giradia, Bookworm, and HIV...

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