Friday, July 22, 2011

Do not miss this!

This is big news!

Researchers Identify Seventh and Eighth Bases of DNA Hat tip to Lou Shackelton for posting this before I saw it. There are also variations in the genetic triplet code found particularly in marine bacteria. The over-all results show that the DNA code evolved with variations. This raises an interesting problem for Carl Woese's notion that indicriminant lateral gene transfer has erased any chance to rediscover the genetics of the Last Universal Common Ancestor, which he reviews in “The universal ancestor” PNAS Vol. 95, Issue 12, 6854-6859, 1998 June 9.

(I might go fishing Friday and give Rev. Adrian Miller another day to catch his breath. Then I'll post Part 4).

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