Friday, June 29, 2007

Scientists Report DNA Transplant :: Cientistas Realizam Transplante de DNA (ADN)

This is am little bit scaring. They transplanted DNA from one single cell organism to another. Imagine making it with a bigger species??


É um pouco assustador. Eles transplantaram DNA de um organismo unicelular para outro, fazendo o segundo "trocar" sua espécie pela espécie do doador.

Imagine se resolvem fazer isso com espécies maiores ou mesmo seres humanos?

Scientists Report DNA Transplant

Organisms Adopt Donor Traits

By Rick Weiss

Washington Post Staff Writer

Friday, June 29, 2007; Page A03

Scientists said yesterday that they had transplanted a microbe's entire, tangled mass of DNA into a closely related organism, a delicate operation that cleanly transformed the recipient from one species into the other.

After the operations, the "patients" -- single-celled organisms resembling bacteria -- dutifully obeyed their new genomes and by every measure exhibited the biological personas of the donors.

Tags: DNA | genoma | Transplant

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