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(The New York Times)   Supreme Court to decide if one day you could be sued by a patent troll who argues your DNA infringes on their client's gene patents   (nytimes.com) divider line 108
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2012-12-04 11:20:54 AM  

entropic_existence: Kinek: One last note. Dinosaurs>Morality. When was the last time Kant gave me velociraptors? Or Apatasauruses? I'll still take feathered archeaopteryx over the is-ought problem.

I would love a real life Jurassic Park myself. Totally bad ass. Also, other than it basically being impossible to really clone dinosaurs (we can maybe reverse engineer them and make Pseudo-Dinosaurs) it isn't a bad idea. Crichton had to make a thriller of course but the notion that it would be inherently more dangerous than running a zoo or game preserve was downright stupid.


I've sat around thinking that myself. Maybe in a hundred years, we'll understand the building blocks well enough that we can recreate what we think a dinosaur is. This is not a dinosaur, but fark it, it's good enough for me.
 
2012-12-04 11:40:51 AM  

Kinek: I've sat around thinking that myself. Maybe in a hundred years, we'll understand the building blocks well enough that we can recreate what we think a dinosaur is. This is not a dinosaur, but fark it, it's good enough for me.


Something approximating a theropod will be the easiest in theory, since they will be so similar to modern birds. In molecular evolution we already do ancestral sequence reconstruction in a probabilistic fashion to estimate ancient sequences. We are also starting to do it with whole genomes. It won't be identical but in theory we can come up with rough probabilistic approximations of possible ancestral states.
 
2012-12-04 12:26:46 PM  
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2012-12-04 12:36:48 PM  

entropic_existence: Kinek: I've sat around thinking that myself. Maybe in a hundred years, we'll understand the building blocks well enough that we can recreate what we think a dinosaur is. This is not a dinosaur, but fark it, it's good enough for me.

Something approximating a theropod will be the easiest in theory, since they will be so similar to modern birds. In molecular evolution we already do ancestral sequence reconstruction in a probabilistic fashion to estimate ancient sequences. We are also starting to do it with whole genomes. It won't be identical but in theory we can come up with rough probabilistic approximations of possible ancestral states.


I'm so used to dealing with incomprehensibly massive genomes that I forget that you can actually do this with already known genomes.
 
2012-12-04 01:11:25 PM  

Kinek: I'm so used to dealing with incomprehensibly massive genomes that I forget that you can actually do this with already known genomes.


Hehe, you think plant genomes are bad...

Yeah, many of the protists are just as bad as plants for having huge genomes as well. Spent lots of my PhD doing work there. And some of them are just weird in other ways. Extensive RNA-editing, ciliates have a bizarre organization with two types of nuclei (one for reproduction and a bunch of other "functional" nuclei), etc. Just down-right weird.
 
2012-12-04 02:21:26 PM  
Oh well, at least China can enjoy all the stuff we've discovered and invented after we collapse into a web of IP that keeps us from advancing any discipline.
 
2012-12-04 04:29:53 PM  
"Corporations alone are people too."
 
2012-12-05 02:19:22 AM  
I am going to patent my isolated oxygen molecule. You ALL must pay me to breath my molecule!

/pay me or die!
 
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