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Bacterium hosts remnant of life's distant past

alexandre_ganso (1227152) writes | more than 4 years ago

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alexandre_ganso (1227152) writes "Within a dangerous stomach bacterium, Yale University researchers have discovered an ancient but functioning genetic remnant from a time before DNA existed, they report in the August 13 issue of the journal Science.

"What these cells are doing is using ancient RNA technology to control modern gene expression," said Ron Breaker, the Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale, investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and senior author of the study."

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Ancient RNA technology? (1)

Kaz Kylheku (1484) | more than 4 years ago | (#33245976)

Next we'll learn that it's all actually done using shell scripts on SVR4.

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