Corbow6: Holy fark! Did anyone catch that the dude who essentially made this new find possible was named Andrew Mercer. "For this he adapted a "directed evolution" technique developed last year by Andrew C. Mercer, who at the time was a research associate in the Barbas laboratory."That's somewhat coincidental...
GRCooper: The Stealth Hippopotamus: docmattic: Easy. Photoshop.any other guesses?Sorry, I'm gonna need more data in order to come to a decision/heh heh, heh heh, he said "come"//nice shthingies///shuddup Beavis
Quantum Apostrophe: If the biological sciences had the same PR as NASA did in the '60s, you wouldn't need me...
Arsten: You're right. I extrapolated to a future possible position while actively saying "Now". Do'h.
Felgraf: Arkanaut: I don't think editing DNA is going to do much for your looks after you reach adulthood.I dunno. If we're able to inject a person with something that goes, like, "If you see this sequence, delete and replace with X", you could probably fix some diseases that are 'caused' by your body producing farked up proteins/not producing the right proteins.Or basically wipe out a lot of cancers.Obviously that's still a ways away, I suspect.
no icon tact: ORA-01578: ORACLE cell block corrupted (strand # 11, block # 4262)ORA-01110: strand 11: '/db/oracle/PROD/db/madula_st/cell/sysaux01.dna'
Benevolent Misanthrope: Elandriel: cman: Ethically speaking, editing DNA is perfectly fineWe are in a game against extinction.Our ancestors wished they could program themselves and give them a leg-up against the rest of the world.Now we are in a position to do thatBut Jesus, cman. He would frown because I don't know.I predict DNA editing and stem cell research will quickly become like abortion for the folks with religious objections - their case will be the exception, the one case where it's acceptable, because, well, that's different. But they'll still oppose it for anyone else.
Elandriel: cman: Ethically speaking, editing DNA is perfectly fineWe are in a game against extinction.Our ancestors wished they could program themselves and give them a leg-up against the rest of the world.Now we are in a position to do thatBut Jesus, cman. He would frown because I don't know.
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