DailyDirt: Biotech On Bugs

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

Bio-engineering is making some serious progress. It seems like the more we learn about biology, the more we can use biology to help solve all kinds of problems that you wouldn't necessarily think would be related to biology. Here are just a few cool examples of biology research that sound like they could serve mankind (and hopefully not in the "cookbook" sense). By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 20th, 2011 @ 5:21pm

    Yeast Genes

    Well, umm, clearly God just *buried* those multi-cellularity-supporting genes in the yeast genome, in order to, uhh, tests our faith... yeah, that's the ticket.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Jul 20th, 2011 @ 11:01pm

    Re: Yeast Genes

    The man-made evolution of yeast... is not quite intelligent design. :P

     

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    Androgynous Cowherd, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 5:48am

    New Scientist's evil bait-and-switch links

    Someone delete the previous comment. Something in this blasted web form screwed it up.

    REPOST, hopefully this time it will work the way it should have the first time:


    Why the hell does this link:

    One small step for man, one giant leap for yeast: multicellularity!

    work but this link on their own website:

    Not so simple: Gulping bugs with the nuclear option

    throws up some sort of paywall login prompt instead of the promised article? Not only bait-and-switch links but inconsistent, too!

    Please don't link to this site anymore if it continues this sort of behavior. If they dislike our traffic that much that they'll throw up gratuitous obstacles to anyone that browses around after landing there, then let's not refer them any more.

     

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    Androgynous Cowherd, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 5:51am

    New Scientist's evil bait-and-switch links

    Someone delete the previous two comments. Something in this blasted web form keeps screwing it up!

    REPOST, hopefully THIS time it will work the way it should have the first time (IT HAD BETTER):


    Why the hell does this link:

    One small step for man, one giant leap for yeast: multicellularity!

    work but this link on their own website:

    Not so simple: Gulping bugs with the nuclear option

    throws up some sort of paywall login prompt instead of the promised article? Not only bait-and-switch links but inconsistent, too!

    Please don't link to this site anymore if it continues this sort of behavior. If they dislike our traffic that much that they'll throw up gratuitous obstacles to anyone that browses around after landing there, then let's not refer them any more.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]


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