Monday, November 20, 2006

News from the Raw and Violent World of Genome Biology

Researchers this week announced that they have retrieved over 1 million of the paired chemical constituents of Neandertal - of an approximated 3 million. Researchers at the Max Planc Institute say they can now retrieve DNA from nuclei, which is news in itself, and plan to have the complete sequence within 2 years. Given the fact that we're now also figuring out how to carry out the 'program' contained in DNA code, will it be long before we have cavemen among us, trying to understand our strange ways, and clubbing us for taking their parking spaces?

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