Saturday, November 23, 2013

Links 23/11/13

"We are presenting a set of cheeses made using bacteria from the human body."

Perfume made from Lady Gaga's urine.

'Scientists have practically obliterated the ultimate symbol of maleness in DNA, the Y chromosome, and believe they may be able to do away with it completely.'

'An intact population of microorganisms that derive food and benefit from other organisms living in the intestine is required for optimal response to cancer therapy, according to a mouse study by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and their collaborators.'

 'On this sun-blasted tract of sand 14 miles south of Baker, molecular biologist and entrepreneur J. Craig Venter is field-testing a technology that he says will revolutionize the search for extraterrestrial life.
Not only does Venter say his invention will detect and decode DNA hiding in otherworldly soil or water samples — proving once and for all that we are not alone in the universe — it will beam that information back to Earth and allow scientists to reconstruct living copies in a biosafety facility.'

3 Comments:

Blogger  Ashley said...

Last link reminded me of the Andromeda Strain, which IIRC is about the aliens sending DNA coding to create a version of one of them here on Earth.

November 23, 2013 6:19 PM  
Blogger PeteY said...

- But you are playing God!
- Somebody has to!

November 26, 2013 9:50 PM  
Blogger Emily Walsh said...

Hi there Paul, I was reading up on few of your posts and had quick question about your blog. I was hoping you could email me back when you get the chance, thanks!

Emily

December 11, 2013 7:55 PM  

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