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(Daily Mail)   Scientists who don't know that life will find a way resurrect a 500-million-year-old bacteria   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 26
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2012-07-12 08:41:05 AM
Psst, Subby, E. Coli never became extinct- unlike the dinosaurs it's still around today. If it had gone extinct 500 million years ago, you wouldn't be alive today to post this stupid article, for one thing...


That said, when the article isn't desperately trying to make lame comparisons to Spielberg blockbusters, it's explanation of the experiment itself is actually rather interesting.
 
2012-07-12 09:52:49 AM
first thing i thought of..

Link

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2012-07-12 10:09:48 AM
Resurrecting a gene is not the same as resurrecting a whole organism like a bacterium. :-/

I don't suppose anyone knows of a link to the real research, so we can read about it without having to make our way through the Daily Fail's broken understanding of biology and evolution, do they? A better article would be much appreciated.
 
2012-07-12 12:00:50 PM
This will not end well
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2012-07-12 12:23:40 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: This will not end well
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You owe me a new monitor.
 
2012-07-12 12:27:51 PM

mamoru: Resurrecting a gene is not the same as resurrecting a whole organism like a bacterium. :-/

I don't suppose anyone knows of a link to the real research, so we can read about it without having to make our way through the Daily Fail's broken understanding of biology and evolution, do they? A better article would be much appreciated.


the abstract was published:
Kacar B and Gaucher EA Towards the Recapitulation of Ancient History in the Laboratory: Combining Synthetic Biology with Experimental Evolution Artificial Life XIII Proceedings, 2012

However I can't seem to find a PDF copy online.
 
2012-07-12 02:17:16 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: This will not end well
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Goddamn you. I have freaking fruit flies in here and thought another one had landed on my screen. Tried to crush it.

I hate you. >:|
 
2012-07-12 02:57:59 PM

ArcadianRefugee: I have freaking fruit flies in here and thought another one had landed on my screen.


Why is the fruit fly on my screen in a little frame?
 
2012-07-12 03:05:44 PM
"Hey guys! I just created the perfect way to kick-off this whole apocalypse thing everyone's talking about!"
 
2012-07-12 03:24:09 PM

SkunkWerks: ArcadianRefugee: I have freaking fruit flies in here and thought another one had landed on my screen.

Why is the fruit fly on my screen in a little frame?


Controlled environment.
 
2012-07-12 03:54:35 PM
I was listening to the classical station on Sirius the other day and the Jurassic Park main theme score came on, it was incredible to hear it all again.
I gotta re-watch that movie soon.
 
2012-07-12 04:22:13 PM
Maybe I missed something but wtf use E. Coli?
 
2012-07-12 05:14:16 PM
Ugh. It's a mangled, erroneous version of a Georgia Tech press release. The press release only deals with a conference presentation. There's nothing peer-reviewed yet.

Most of all, they didn't "resurrect a 500-million-year-old bacteria." They, "resurrected a 500-million-year-old gene from bacteria and inserted it into modern-day Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria." These are extremely different things...

Daily Fail indeed.
 
2012-07-12 05:34:26 PM

DirkValentine: Maybe I missed something but wtf use E. Coli?


Because it has a genome that is easy to manipulate and insert foreign genes into.
 
2012-07-12 05:52:25 PM

TabASlotB: Ugh. It's a mangled, erroneous version of a Georgia Tech press release. The press release only deals with a conference presentation. There's nothing peer-reviewed yet.

Most of all, they didn't "resurrect a 500-million-year-old bacteria." They, "resurrected a 500-million-year-old gene from bacteria and inserted it into modern-day Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria." These are extremely different things...

Daily Fail indeed.


And very, very common now adays...
 
2012-07-12 05:59:16 PM

SkunkWerks: Psst, Subby, E. Coli never became extinct- unlike the dinosaurs it's still around today.


Psst. Dinosaurs are still around today. We call them birds.
 
2012-07-12 06:09:33 PM

IlGreven: SkunkWerks: Psst, Subby, E. Coli never became extinct- unlike the dinosaurs it's still around today.

Psst. Dinosaurs are still around today. We call them birds.


Psst, In my house 'we' call them inlaws..
 
2012-07-12 06:33:40 PM
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2012-07-12 08:39:10 PM

DirkValentine: Maybe I missed something but wtf use E. Coli?


DNA transformation is easy in E. Coli, it also reproduces quickly.
 
2012-07-12 11:34:15 PM

DirkValentine: Maybe I missed something but wtf use E. Coli?


Because it can be passed between humans well enough for a proper zombiefication.
 
2012-07-13 02:03:25 PM
We'll call it Captian Shiats.

/ M-O-O-N...that spells explosive diarrhea!
 
2012-07-13 02:03:34 PM
I hate how when there are duplicate threads, the comments from the duplicate just get locked and hidden, instead of being folded into the older thread.
 
2012-07-13 02:04:09 PM

digitalrain: We'll call it Captian Shiats.

/ M-O-O-N...that spells explosive diarrhea!


Although I guess you could just repost them..
 
2012-07-13 02:10:48 PM

Erix: digitalrain: We'll call it Captian Shiats.

/ M-O-O-N...that spells explosive diarrhea!

Although I guess you could just repost them..


There is that ;p
 
2012-07-13 02:30:53 PM
What if life evolving to produce scientists who then resurrect the bacteria *is* nature's way?

You cannot go against nature
Because when you do
Go against nature
It's part of nature too
 
2012-07-13 02:40:28 PM

scalpod: What if life evolving to produce scientists who then resurrect the bacteria *is* nature's way?

You cannot go against nature
Because when you do
Go against nature
It's part of nature too


Well, you could only argue that it's been nature's way once it's actually happened, which means as of the past few years, because keep your teleology out of my science. But this research is to figure out what "nature's way" was for the previous ~3.5 Ga of life's history.
 
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