Tag Archives: DNA

You are the World

In terms of information processing, that is. Notice in this article the comparison between all the information in the world, the DNA in your body, and the neuron activity in a single human brain. Martin Hilbert, of the USC Annenberg … Continue reading

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Alfalfastein

The USDA has announced that if will allow the planting of genetically modified alfalfa. Fast Company explains how that could destroy the organic beef and milk industry. Alfalfa pollen is notorious for flying all over the place, which means that … Continue reading

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Not Getting Enough Sex? Think You Can Stay Abstinent for 8,000 Years?

Grapes have been. Wine grapes anyway, which seem to have held off for just about that long. The lack of sex has been discovered by Sean Myles, a geneticist at Cornell University. He developed a gene chip that tests for the … Continue reading

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Free Range Flu-Free Free Flying Friers

scientists have successfully developed genetically modified (transgenic) chickens that do not transmit avian influenza virus to other chickens with which they are in contact. This genetic modification has the potential to stop bird flu outbreaks spreading within poultry flocks. This … Continue reading

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Does Evolution Have a “Signature”?

How can we find life off our planet? If we cannot find life itself, can we spot an effect of life, a signature? This problem famously engaged James Lovelock, he of the Gaia hypothesis, who looked for a signature of life … Continue reading

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Artificial Proteins

Princeton University scientists have constructed for the first time artificial proteins that enable the growth of living cells. The team of researchers created genetic sequences never before seen in nature, and the scientists showed that they can produce substances that … Continue reading

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The United Corporations of America, The Never-Ending Story

What Big Business wants, Big Business gets. The US embassy in Paris advised Washington to start a military-style trade war against any European Union country which opposed genetically modified (GM) crops, newly released WikiLeaks cables show. In response to moves by … Continue reading

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