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(New Scientist)   Remember the movie "Evolution"? Not many people do. But scientists just created bacteria with extra amino acids just like the rapidly evolving space monsters in the movie, so keep your eyes open for a sequel or possibly a prequel   (newscientist.com) divider line 76
    More: Ironic, amino acids, evolution, bacteria, genetic code, DNA replication, microorganisms, conveyor belts, monsters  
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2014-05-08 09:23:10 AM  
IMO, it's one of those movies that's so bad you can't help but enjoy it.

/Time to stock up on Head & Shoulders
 
2014-05-08 09:46:17 AM  
I liked it.  Great cast for a silly movie.
 
2014-05-08 09:53:52 AM  
I liked it too. it almost but not quite had a Ghostbusters vibe going on. And David Duchovny got with another hot red head.
 
2014-05-08 10:37:26 AM  
I'm not going there, the black guy always dies first in these movies
 
2014-05-08 11:34:53 AM  
i've been assured by conservatives that evolution is a lie, so i'm not to worried about this.
 
2014-05-08 11:47:25 AM  
Ka-kaw! Ka-kaw! Tookie-tookie.
 
2014-05-08 11:48:11 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: I'm not going there, the black guy always dies first in these movies


What happens in this one is worse.

/There's always time for lubricant!
 
2014-05-08 11:54:54 AM  

CheetahOlivetti: /There's always time for lubricant!


Yes! I was just about to post my favorite scene and you beat me to the quote
 
2014-05-08 11:57:24 AM  
Much like Tremors, a brilliant B movie. Watching Akroyd chew the scenery at the end was just a bonus!
 
2014-05-08 12:01:23 PM  

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That movie was great!

I did wince over the gross misuse of the word Evolution throughout the movie.  I knew it would only make my job as a science teacher that much harder.

But, yes, I can't agree more with the saying "There's always time for lube!"
 
2014-05-08 12:04:57 PM  

madgonad: Much like Tremors, a brilliant B movie. Watching Akroyd chew the scenery at the end was just a bonus!


Hell yeah, it was a throwback to the 50's alien sci-fi movies. And Mulder sort of emoted.

/whatever happened to that black dude? The one who wasn't quite Chris Tucker or Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle but almost Mos Def but not exactly
 
2014-05-08 12:07:11 PM  

Mugato: /whatever happened to that black dude? The one who wasn't quite Chris Tucker or Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle but almost Mos Def but not exactly


He has been, and always will be, the "Make 7, Up Yours" guy.
 
2014-05-08 12:09:17 PM  

Mugato: madgonad: Much like Tremors, a brilliant B movie. Watching Akroyd chew the scenery at the end was just a bonus!

Hell yeah, it was a throwback to the 50's alien sci-fi movies. And Mulder sort of emoted.

/whatever happened to that black dude? The one who wasn't quite Chris Tucker or Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle but almost Mos Def but not exactly


Office Space? Sleepy Hollow?
 
2014-05-08 12:10:14 PM  
FTA: For instance, cells could produce thousands of variations on a successful antibiotic in a fraction of the time it would take traditional chemists.

With all the scare stories lately about the immunity most diseases are developing to our current stock of antibiotics, can we throw some money at this, like farking NOW? Please?
 
2014-05-08 12:12:35 PM  

CheetahOlivetti: Ka-kaw! Ka-kaw! Tookie-tookie.


I think we've established that 'ka-kaw ka-kaw' and 'tookie tookie' don't work.
 
2014-05-08 12:14:42 PM  

Mugato: madgonad: Much like Tremors, a brilliant B movie. Watching Akroyd chew the scenery at the end was just a bonus!

Hell yeah, it was a throwback to the 50's alien sci-fi movies. And Mulder sort of emoted.

/whatever happened to that black dude? The one who wasn't quite Chris Tucker or Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle but almost Mos Def but not exactly


I heard he ended up on crack and now he's selling magazines
 
2014-05-08 12:16:57 PM  

Mugato: whatever happened to that black dude? The one who wasn't quite Chris Tucker or Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle but almost Mos Def but not exactly


Orlando Jones. A lot of TV/TV movies, although apparently he landed on the new Sleepy Hollow show, which I haven't watched. Judging by the rest of his IMDB filmography, I'd be surprised if it lasts for a second season and/or he stays on it for more than a handful of episodes. He also had a part in Jean Claude Van Damme movie last winter, for whatever that's worth (about tree fiddy)
 
2014-05-08 12:19:26 PM  
That 90s 'Head and Shoulders' commercial starring David D?    Strange movie.   All of the deleted scenes were better than the alternative scenes they actually used.   It's like they didn't want to make a sequel.
 
2014-05-08 12:19:27 PM  
Rub some funk on it!

/ own it
// love it
/// J.A.M. hot like slashies
 
2014-05-08 12:22:24 PM  
GREAT GOOGILY MOOGILY
 
2014-05-08 12:23:14 PM  
That was one movie where all the good scenes were in the trailer and the trailer better than the movie.
 
2014-05-08 12:24:01 PM  
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2014-05-08 12:28:41 PM  

phyrkrakr: Mugato: whatever happened to that black dude? The one who wasn't quite Chris Tucker or Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle but almost Mos Def but not exactly

Orlando Jones. A lot of TV/TV movies, although apparently he landed on the new Sleepy Hollow show, which I haven't watched. Judging by the rest of his IMDB filmography, I'd be surprised if it lasts for a second season and/or he stays on it for more than a handful of episodes. He also had a part in Jean Claude Van Damme movie last winter, for whatever that's worth (about tree fiddy)


He was in Double Take with Eddie Griffin back in the 90s. It was a stupid movie, but entertaining enough.

He was also in the great ensemble movie The Replacements with Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman.

I love Evolution. So underrated. Glad to see it get some love here.
 
2014-05-08 12:33:45 PM  
Pressed ham.
 
2014-05-08 12:39:00 PM  
So... this is the proof that DNA isn't the only plausible genetic structure, right?  That life on other planets could be radically different?
 
2014-05-08 12:41:16 PM  
I enjoyed that movie. As long as you don't take it too seriously and focus on having fun (the Austin Powers rule of Time Travel) then you're going to have a good time.
 
2014-05-08 12:41:22 PM  
Subby, everyone knows amino acids are in proteins, nucleic acids are in DNA.  Why you no get right?
 
2014-05-08 12:45:45 PM  
All that, AND a multipass.

web.mit.edu
 
2014-05-08 12:46:30 PM  
I liked that movie, it was fun.  Not everything has to be an epic hike to destroy or find magical jewelry.
 
2014-05-08 12:56:56 PM  
That reminds me, I need to pick up some Selson Blue at the store today.
 
2014-05-08 12:58:33 PM  

JefiMeyerhoff: Subby, everyone knows amino acids are in proteins, nucleic acids are in DNA.  Why you no get right?


Came here to say this. Also, unless the scientists also created matching mRNA, and tRNA that will work with the new nucleic acid and potential new amino acids, this is still very far from being useful.
 
2014-05-08 12:58:42 PM  

Rhypskallion: That 90s 'Head and Shoulders' commercial starring David D?    Strange movie.   All of the deleted scenes were better than the alternative scenes they actually used.   It's like they didn't want to make a sequel.


Not everything needs a sequel.
 
2014-05-08 01:00:47 PM  
The animated series was better.
 
2014-05-08 01:01:53 PM  
I loved this movie.  Hey, at least it was en original idea.
 
2014-05-08 01:04:22 PM  
Wheres my fruitbasket?
 
2014-05-08 01:12:55 PM  

JefiMeyerhoff: Subby, everyone knows amino acids are in proteins, nucleic acids are in DNA.  Why you no get right?


Blame the article not the subby. Article uses the term amino acids.
 
2014-05-08 01:13:45 PM  
One of my favorite movies. Just good, silly fun. Plus all of the aliens actually look different, unlike most movies where they can't even make them look different between different movies.


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2014-05-08 01:20:05 PM  

sirgrim: One of my favorite movies. Just good, silly fun. Plus all of the aliens actually look different, unlike most movies where they can't even make them look different between different movies.


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I like turtles.
 
2014-05-08 01:20:12 PM  
images3.cinema.de
Nursing school? Don't you think you'd be happier in a different profession, one where people's lives were NOT dependent on you?
 
2014-05-08 01:21:13 PM  
That movie's hilarious, in that David Duchovney "I'll just wait a moment while you figure out why that's funny" style.
 
2014-05-08 01:22:34 PM  

JefiMeyerhoff: Subby, everyone knows amino acids are in proteins, nucleic acids are in DNA.  Why you no get right?


Unless the headline's been changed since your post, the headline I'm seeing is still accurate (although maybe misleading).

They have made two new bases for the DNA, which now give them new codons, which in turn allows them to bring in new tRNAs to match the new codons, which in turn allow the synthesis of polypeptides with novel animo acids.

/in before proprietary DNA languages and mutually-exclusive gene therapies from various companies
 
2014-05-08 01:28:04 PM  

Girl Pants: They have made two new bases for the DNA


THAT's what this is? We have two new letters to learn, past ACTG?

// I can see why some people have a problem with this
 
2014-05-08 01:29:51 PM  

Mugato: I liked it too. it almost but not quite had a Ghostbusters vibe going on. And David Duchovny got with another hot red head.


Agreed on all points. Just needed that extra little push for greatness that just wasn't there.
/Ghostbusters is a great silly movie, recognize
 
2014-05-08 01:32:06 PM  

GardenWeasel: Mugato: madgonad: Much like Tremors, a brilliant B movie. Watching Akroyd chew the scenery at the end was just a bonus!

Hell yeah, it was a throwback to the 50's alien sci-fi movies. And Mulder sort of emoted.

/whatever happened to that black dude? The one who wasn't quite Chris Tucker or Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle but almost Mos Def but not exactly

Office Space? Sleepy Hollow?


He was pretty good (albeit not funny) in the latest Time Machine as the library hologram nobody uses anymore.
 
2014-05-08 01:32:50 PM  
I loved that movie!  Hell, my wife loved that movie, and she's got the crappiest taste in movies of anyone I've ever met.
 
2014-05-08 01:35:57 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: Mugato: I liked it too. it almost but not quite had a Ghostbusters vibe going on. And David Duchovny got with another hot red head.

Agreed on all points. Just needed that extra little push for greatness that just wasn't there.

img.fark.net


A gratuitous nude scene would have nailed it.
 
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2014-05-08 01:36:32 PM  
R.I.P.

www.moviefancentral.com
 
2014-05-08 01:40:17 PM  
"Itsy bitsy bacterium gets a bigger genetic code

They may look like any other microbe, but don't be fooled. The bacteria growing in a Californian laboratory are the first organisms to have an expanded genetic code. Instead of four letters, their genetic alphabet has six, thanks to two artificial letters.

"We have created the first organism that stores increased genetic information," says Floyd Romesberg of the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla."


FWIW, thats the article title and opening paragraph. Maybe they changed it from when subby submitted?

Way down towards the bottom they talk about how there are 20 naturally occuring amino acids and these new nucleotides would allow for the coding of up to 152 new synthetic amino acids. I assume they come by that number by combinatorics for new possible codons, and they assume perfect coding specificity and no 3rd nucleotide 'wobble'. And yeah, there isn't any new machinery (tRNAs or metabolic pathways to make novel amino acids de novo) to put this to use...yet!
 
2014-05-08 01:42:46 PM  

sirgrim: One of my favorite movies. Just good, silly fun. Plus all of the aliens actually look different, unlike most movies where they can't even make them look different between different movies.


[2.bp.blogspot.com image 504x504]

 
2014-05-08 01:45:41 PM  

Arkanaut: JefiMeyerhoff: Subby, everyone knows amino acids are in proteins, nucleic acids are in DNA.  Why you no get right?

Came here to say this. Also, unless the scientists also created matching mRNA, and tRNA that will work with the new nucleic acid and potential new amino acids, this is still very far from being useful.


mRNA, tRNA and new amino acids have been done already
 
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