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(io9)   Researchers splice insect into DNA in to stem cell DNA, "overwriting" cancer. Still no cure for Jeff Goldblum   (io9.com) divider line 44
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2009-03-03 10:06:14 AM  
That headline makes into my head in to my brain hurt.
 
2009-03-03 10:21:09 AM  
The death of an overplayed meme? Must be too good to be true..

/Off to RTFA
 
2009-03-03 10:21:50 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

LOL wut
 
2009-03-03 10:21:50 AM  
Beatle_Matt: That headline makes into my head in to my brain hurt.


Trying to Read that headline gave me cancer...
 
2009-03-03 10:26:33 AM  
bemis23: The death of an overplayed meme? Must be too good to be true..

/Off to RTFA


Confirmed....this doesn't really have anything to do with curing cancer - only safe production of adult stem cells.

Can we kill the overplayed meme anyway? It's really not funny anymore.
 
2009-03-03 10:29:02 AM  
Don't worry, all the insects are female.
 
2009-03-03 10:31:23 AM  
haven't you heard that song by Loverboy?
 
2009-03-03 10:34:13 AM  
proofreading am into subby are in to submission thingy
 
2009-03-03 10:35:20 AM  
bemis23: The death of an overplayed meme? Must be too good to be true..

Yo Dog, we heard you like DNA, so we put some DNA in your DNA....
 
2009-03-03 10:35:40 AM  
ritesofpatches.files.wordpress.com

/hotter than Cleveland steam.
 
2009-03-03 10:40:25 AM  
I had to watch that horrible movie one too many times in school.
 
2009-03-03 10:44:09 AM  
Cancer is like the flu. I doubt there will ever be a catch-all cure for it.
 
2009-03-03 10:49:44 AM  
Came for "Jeff Goldblum is watching you poop", leaving satisfied, like a good morning dump after breakfast at Cracker Barrel.
 
2009-03-03 10:56:13 AM  
If anyone needs me, I'll be in the tub.

img3.imageshack.us
 
2009-03-03 10:58:53 AM  
This train wreck of headline obviously got green lit to embarrass subby.
 
2009-03-03 11:04:53 AM  
Ponzholio: Beatle_Matt: That headline makes into my head in to my brain hurt.


Trying to Read that headline gave me cancer...


www.jaie.net

/approves
 
2009-03-03 11:06:59 AM  
jerkobson: /hotter than Cleveland steam.

Beat me to it, damn.

/plus 1 :)
 
2009-03-03 11:09:59 AM  
m1ke: Don't worry, all the insects are female.

yeah, but are they sufficiently deficient in lysine production?
 
2009-03-03 11:10:54 AM  
"The good news is, you no longer have cancer. The bad news is that you ate your husband after sex."
 
2009-03-03 11:13:58 AM  
bemis23: bemis23: The death of an overplayed meme? Must be too good to be true..

/Off to RTFA

Confirmed....this doesn't really have anything to do with curing cancer - only safe production of adult stem cells.

Can we kill the overplayed meme anyway? It's really not funny anymore.


Yea, and cancer aint funny either
 
2009-03-03 11:24:07 AM  
Usually I read the article before commenting, but it sounds preposterous, so I won't. Upon my perusal of the above comments, I'm glad I didn't bother. Jeez.
 
2009-03-03 11:33:19 AM  
From High-efficiency transformation of Plasmodium falciparum by the lepidopteran transposable element piggyBac

"Our results show that the piggyBac transposition system can be used as an efficient, random integration tool needed for large-scale, whole-genome mutagenesis"

Wow. Sounds like something out of a comic book.
 
2009-03-03 11:50:11 AM  
I don't get the goldblum joke. Someone enlighten me?
 
2009-03-03 12:02:25 PM  
ISouldBeWorking: I don't get the goldblum joke. Someone enlighten me?

Seriously?

=Smidge=
 
2009-03-03 12:03:46 PM  
I'd +1 you subby If I could
 
2009-03-03 12:06:58 PM  
Is the headline some kind of crazy splicing joke or something?
 
2009-03-03 12:15:06 PM  
bemis23: The death of an overplayed meme? Must be too good to be true..

/Off to RTFA


img.photobucket.com

Isildur: If anyone needs me, I'll be in the tub.

img.photobucket.com
 
2009-03-03 12:18:07 PM  
bemis23: The death of an overplayed meme? Must be too good to be true..

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2009-03-03 12:20:12 PM  
They originally tried DNA from pigs, and their second attempt used elephant DNA. However, we all know why that didn't work.
 
2009-03-03 12:20:13 PM  
Smidge204: ISouldBeWorking: I don't get the goldblum joke. Someone enlighten me?

Seriously?

=Smidge=


Oh...heh...yeah now I'm just disappointed.
 
2009-03-03 12:27:43 PM  
Donnchadha: They originally tried DNA from pigs, and their second attempt used elephant DNA. However, we all know why that didn't work.

right
"doody-doo, pig and elephant DNA jus' won' spliiiiice!"
 
2009-03-03 12:33:04 PM  
This article is a complete misinterpretation of the source material.

They did not make something that targets "cancer genes" in cancer cells. They have created a bit of DNA that will insert itself into a cell's genome, reprogram the cell to become a stem cell, and then the bit of DNA can be removed from the genome. The reason this is important is that when DNA is inserted into the genome, there is always the risk of creating problems such as cancer. By removing the inserted DNA after it has done its job, they lower this risk.
 
2009-03-03 12:36:25 PM  
stuhayes2010: Cancer is like the flu. I doubt there will ever be a catch-all cure for it.

Cancer finds a way.
 
2009-03-03 12:45:44 PM  
burndtdan: bemis23: The death of an overplayed meme? Must be too good to be true..

[xkcd]


My coworkers are all wondering why I seem to have suddenly lost my mind...

You owe me a new keyboard. And throw in a monitor while you're at it.
 
2009-03-03 12:53:45 PM  
...god damn splicers.
 
2009-03-03 12:56:32 PM  
They injected a whole insect into a DNA strand? That's pretty impressive, subby.
 
2009-03-03 12:57:45 PM  
No matter if this works or not, you will most likely never hear of it again.
 
2009-03-03 01:26:18 PM  
Is this Jeff Goldblum because he was in the Fly, or Jeff Goldblum because he was in Jurassic Park, where they spliced dino DNA with a frog? or Jeff Goldblum from the Body Snatchers movie where the aliens mimiced our DNA?
 
2009-03-03 01:37:37 PM  
T.rex: Is this Jeff Goldblum because he was in the Fly, or Jeff Goldblum because he was in Jurassic Park, where they spliced dino DNA with a frog? or Jeff Goldblum from the Body Snatchers movie where the aliens mimiced our DNA?

Yes.
 
2009-03-03 01:55:26 PM  
I never really thought of it before, but Jeff Goldblum is definitely attracted to movie that involve DNA manipulation.
 
2009-03-03 02:23:44 PM  
caperbear: Donnchadha: They originally tried DNA from pigs, and their second attempt used elephant DNA. However, we all know why that didn't work.

right
"doody-doo, pig and elephant DNA jus' won' spliiiiice!"


one of loverboy's better songs
 
2009-03-03 04:03:45 PM  
The cure for Jeff Goldblum:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2009-03-03 10:00:00 PM  
T.rex: Is this Jeff Goldblum because he was in the Fly, or Jeff Goldblum because he was in Jurassic Park, where they spliced dino DNA with a frog? or Jeff Goldblum from the Body Snatchers movie where the aliens mimiced our DNA?

Or Jeff Goldbloom from Independence Day where he uploads a virus- a cancer if you will, into the alien mothership?

/reaching, I know..
 
2009-03-03 10:27:57 PM  
alaskan gold digger: T.rex: Is this Jeff Goldblum because he was in the Fly, or Jeff Goldblum because he was in Jurassic Park, where they spliced dino DNA with a frog? or Jeff Goldblum from the Body Snatchers movie where the aliens mimiced our DNA?

Or Jeff Goldbloom from Independence Day where he uploads a virus- a cancer if you will, into the alien mothership?

/reaching, I know..


or jeff goldblum, the cancer of the film industry?
 
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