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"G-Prize" To Recognize Innovation In Synthetic Biology

samzenpus posted about 2 years ago | from the make-a-friend-win-a-prize dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "The inaugural G-Prize contest, conceived and exclusively sponsored by Gen9, was launched to foster creative and innovative approaches for using synthetic DNA libraries to constructively advance industries such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, biofuels and agriculture. Winners of the inaugural G-Prize will receive a free library of up to 500 GeneBits DNA constructs. Each GeneBits construct is a double-stranded gene fragment from 500 to 1,024 base-pairs in length, with error rates better than 1:2,500."

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Niggers (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40736685)

Exterminate the mud races! And the Jews!

SLASHVERTISEMENT (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40736711)

"Anonymous reader" my foot. I've got no problem with ads, but it pisses me off when they pose as genuine news; if Gen9 wants their press release covered, they should at least register an account...

Hmmm (4, Funny)

SJHillman (1966756) | about 2 years ago | (#40736785)

I thought the G-Prize was being offered up by women to find a certain mythical place...

Re:Hmmm (5, Funny)

Neil_Brown (1568845) | about 2 years ago | (#40736825)

Atlantis?

Re:Hmmm (2)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | about 2 years ago | (#40739589)

Atlantis?

Gee, finding that one is child's play by comparison.

Re:Hmmm (1)

TWX (665546) | about 2 years ago | (#40736951)

Nah, they'll just build a permanent auditorium in which to celebrate it's recipients, the G-spot...

Re:Hmmm (1)

Neil_Brown (1568845) | about 2 years ago | (#40736971)

Presumably making the facility's urinals the P-spot?

Re:Hmmm (1)

k(wi)r(kipedia) (2648849) | about 2 years ago | (#40737059)

I was thinking it was a prize offered by a certain Mountain View, California company.

How about the "Shelly Prize"? (2)

peter303 (12292) | about 2 years ago | (#40737037)

After the the author of Frankenstein, arguably the first novel in the science fiction genre.

My bad. I thought it said G-spot. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40737191)

My bad. I thought it said G-spot.

If I can vote... (1)

grumpyman (849537) | about 2 years ago | (#40737241)

I'll vote for SPAM. Long overdue.

Splice (1)

Baby Duck (176251) | about 2 years ago | (#40737485)

Next we'll see those creatures from Splice.

Gen9 Wants Your Ideas, Gives Away $50,000 of DNA (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40738161)

When a biotech start-up offers $50,000 of DNA for your ideas, it means they don't have any new ideas of their own.

Be careful what you send to these guys. You send it. They own it.

good post (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40739461)

my roomate's mother brought in $15538 the prior month. she is making cash on the internet and got a $341000 condo. All she did was get lucky and work up the steps laid out on this link http://alturl.com/pqz8v

Google (1)

Tubal-Cain (1289912) | about 2 years ago | (#40741349)

Did anyone else assume the G meant Google?

Very Important (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40749959)

I'm posting because there is clearly regrettably little interest from the Slashdot community (and world) on this type of subject. Everyone needs to talk about genetic engineering more; support it, normalize it. I know I want lots of cheap fuel/food and low risk of genetic defects (or bad "experiments" by natural selection through mutation).

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