Scientists place 500-million-year-old gene in modern organism

  • metta

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    Jul 15, 2012 6:54 PM GMT

    Scientists place 500-million-year-old gene in modern organism

    http://phys.org/news/2012-07-scientists-million-year-old-gene-modern.html
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    Jul 15, 2012 7:13 PM GMT
    Wow interesting
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    Jul 15, 2012 7:21 PM GMT
    Where's the scene where they accidentally smash the petri dish and inhale the prehistoric bacteria and mutate into brain devouring zombies creating a global, humanity-eradicating pandemic?
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    Jul 15, 2012 7:33 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidWhere's the scene where they accidentally smash the petri dish and inhale the prehistoric bacteria and mutate into brain devouring zombies creating a global, humanity-eradicating pandemic?


    You have to wait until after the spooky scene where someone goes to investigate a strange noise, but it turns out to be only the cat.
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    Jul 15, 2012 7:36 PM GMT
    Yes, we really need new strains of E.Coli.
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    Jul 15, 2012 9:24 PM GMT
    I must say that that is a superbly interesting study with great results
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    Jul 15, 2012 9:31 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidWhere's the scene where they accidentally smash the petri dish and inhale the prehistoric bacteria and mutate into brain devouring zombies creating a global, humanity-eradicating pandemic?
    That's probably going to happen at a Florida university. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 15, 2012 9:36 PM GMT
    "if an organism's history limits its future and if evolution always leads to a single, defined point or whether evolution has multiple solutions to a given problem"

    My guess is that evolution has multiple solutions to a given problem.
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    Jul 15, 2012 9:37 PM GMT
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    Ariodante saidWhere's the scene where they accidentally smash the petri dish and inhale the prehistoric bacteria and mutate into brain devouring zombies creating a global, humanity-eradicating pandemic?


    You have to wait until after the spooky scene where someone goes to investigate a strange noise, but it turns out to be only the cat.


    Is that before or after the sexually tense scene between the unusually attractive ethnically ambiguous glasses and poneytailed female lab assistant and the former A-list now sorta B+ list celebrity dirty blonde tousle-haired research biologist leading man?
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    Jul 15, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
    Ariodante said
    DudeInNOVA said
    Ariodante saidWhere's the scene where they accidentally smash the petri dish and inhale the prehistoric bacteria and mutate into brain devouring zombies creating a global, humanity-eradicating pandemic?


    You have to wait until after the spooky scene where someone goes to investigate a strange noise, but it turns out to be only the cat.


    Is that before or after the sexually tense scene between the unusually attractive ethnically ambiguous glasses and poneytailed female lab assistant and the former A-list now sorta B+ list celebrity dirty blonde tousle-haired research biologist leading man?
    Why not both?
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    Jul 15, 2012 10:15 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidWhere's the scene where they accidentally smash the petri dish and inhale the prehistoric bacteria and mutate into brain devouring zombies creating a global, humanity-eradicating pandemic?


    Or, like they bring back to life the velociraptor?

    velociraptor.jpg
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    Jul 15, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidIs that before or after the sexually tense scene between the unusually attractive ethnically ambiguous glasses and poneytailed female lab assistant and the former A-list now sorta B+ list celebrity dirty blonde tousle-haired research biologist leading man?


    It's immediately after. The noise is what interrupts their scene right at the point where you think you're finally going to get the full monty view of that former A-list man, which would make up for all of those horrible movies you had to sit through that turned him back into a B-lister.
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    Jul 15, 2012 10:21 PM GMT
    Timbales saidYes, we really need new strains of E.Coli.


    Absolutely. One over which we have no immunity and which becomes highly virulent. Yay! Man-made pandemic!
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    Jul 15, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos said
    Ariodante said
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    Ariodante saidWhere's the scene where they accidentally smash the petri dish and inhale the prehistoric bacteria and mutate into brain devouring zombies creating a global, humanity-eradicating pandemic?


    You have to wait until after the spooky scene where someone goes to investigate a strange noise, but it turns out to be only the cat.


    Is that before or after the sexually tense scene between the unusually attractive ethnically ambiguous glasses and poneytailed female lab assistant and the former A-list now sorta B+ list celebrity dirty blonde tousle-haired research biologist leading man?
    Why not both?


    That actually makes really good sense. They hear the noise, the chick gets all scared and gets really close to the dude, a wisp from her be-poneytailed hair comes loose and frames her delicately featured face, he leans in closer, they're about to kiss, THEN CLASH! they immediately pull apart and further investigate....wait...wasn't the petri dish on the other side of the table? It...couldn't POSSIBLY have moved by itself....could it?
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    Jul 15, 2012 11:18 PM GMT
    You forgot the quirky professor that is warning them that biology will find a way to overcome the control of man.
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    Jul 15, 2012 11:20 PM GMT
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    Jul 15, 2012 11:37 PM GMT
    ^^ icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 16, 2012 12:17 AM GMT
    GAMRican said
    Timbales saidYes, we really need new strains of E.Coli.


    Absolutely. One over which we have no immunity and which becomes highly virulent. Yay! Man-made pandemic!


    funny you mention that...

    see this thread

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2529357
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    Jul 16, 2012 3:48 AM GMT
    Dang, I wondered what happened to that gene!
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    Jul 17, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
    Well, at least we know for certain it wasn't a human gene.

    "The altered organism wasn't as healthy or fit as its modern-day version, at least initially," said Gaucher, "and this created a perfect scenario that would allow the altered organism to adapt and become more fit as it accumulated mutations with each passing day."