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Longest genome ever discovered - The Paris japonica sets world record

And if you took the DNA out from that and unraveled it, it would stretch about two meters. However, if you do the same for this plant, this Paris Japonica, if you unravelled all its DNA, it would stretch over a 100 meters." "There are studies which have been done which suggest that species with very big genomes are at greater risk of extinction than those with smaller genomes, so it has that impact on that organism." "It certainly tells us because we know of the effects of all this DNA on the plant, becuase you know they're going to take a long time to grow, we just have to look after them [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 15:21:18

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Nutrigenomics or Nutrigenetics = DNA Diet | AntiAging - AgeLESSing ...

Nutrigenomics or Nutrigenetics = DNA Diet by John on June 9, 2010 Subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Nutrigenomics or Nutrigenetics Spells “Diet” with DNA Nutrigenomics or nutrigenetics is a new field of study in diet and nutrition. You might call this the DNA Diet. Studies are emerging that show the promise of nutrigenomics — the science of how your genes interact with food. At Stanford University, researchers assigned 138 overweight and obese women to either a low-fat or low-carb diet, depending on their genes. Those assigned the right diet for their genotype lost five [more...]

Date: 2010-06-09 13:19:03

Florida State: A-maize-ing DNA research – Vital Signs Health Blog ...

Florida State: A-maize-ing DNA research Uncategorized — posted by Marissa Cevallos on September, 14 2010 2:57 PM Two ears of buttered corn lie on a plate. Inspect them for just a few seconds, and you’d find some telltale bump or abnormality to tell them apart. If they came from the same kind of seed with the same genetic material, why don’t they look exactly the same? Scientists still don’t know why cells with the same genome can have different traits. But that’s the puzzle that Florida State University and Florida A&M University biologists are looking to solve with a $1.4 million [more...]

Date: 2010-09-14 18:57:41

Orange Mountain Bike » DNA sequencing

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Date: 2010-10-12 16:41:05

DNA method gives new perspective on the Mysteries of Nature

We demonstrate that this new approach enables the assignment of virtually all the generated DNA sequences to the correct source once sequencing anomalies are accounted for (miss-assignment rate less than 0.4%). Therefore, the method enables accurate sequencing and assignment of homologous DNA sequences from multiple sources in single high-throughput GS20 run. We observe a bias in the distribution of the differently tagged primers that is dependent on the 5' nucleotide of the tag. In particular, primers 5' labelled with a cytosine are heavily overrepresented among the final sequences, while [more...]

Date: 2007-02-15 17:01:00

Plant RNA/DNA Purification Kit

Total DNA and RNA from 50 mg of tobacco, tomato and peach were simultaneously isolated with Bio-Synthesis's Plant RNA/DNA Purification Kit (with the optional on-column RNase treatment). Next, 2µL of DNA from each 150 µL elution was mixed in 20 µL of PCR reaction and used in a real-time PCR (95ºC for 3min and 40 cycles at 95 ºC for 15 sec. and 60 ºC for 30 sec.). DNA from tobacco (green), tomato (red) and peach (blue) was successfully amplified, indicating the high quality of the DNA for downstream application. Primer dimer (black) also was shown. Figure 3. Isolate High Quality Total RNA [more...]

Date: 2010-08-16 04:44:00

NewsDaily: Scientists say rare plant has biggest genome yet

With 152.23 picograms (pg) of DNA, the Paris japonica has around 15 percent more than the previous record holder, the marbled lungfish or Protopterus aethiopicus, with 132.83 pg. It is also more than 50 times bigger than the human genome, which is 3.0 picograms. A picogram is one trillionth of a gram. Leitch said the importance of size lies in the fact that the more DNA there is in a genome, the longer it takes for a cell to copy all of its DNA and divide. "The knock-on effect of this is that it can take longer for an organism with a larger genome to complete its life cycle than one with a [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 15:15:07

DNA sequencing | Ginseng Mud Pack

Noesis of DNA sequences has become indispensable for basic biological research, other inquiry branches DNA Sequencer utilising DNA sequencing, and in numerous utilised champaigns such as diagnostic, biotechnology, forensic biology and biological systematics. The advent of DNA sequencing has significantly accelerated biological research and discovery. The rapid swiftness of sequencing attained with modernistic DNA sequencing technology has been instrumental in the sequencing of the human genome, in the Human Genome Project. Related projects, oftentimes by scientific collaboration across [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 16:55:36

Losing Weight after 45 is a Bitch: It's Non-GMO Month!!!

GMOs are products of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering or GE), which creates new combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes by combining DNA from one species with DNA from another. The result: new organisms that do not occur in nature. In short, GMOs are the ultimate processed foods. Beets and corn are two crops that have been compromised by genetic engineering, and now we have the threat of a Franken Salmon reaching our dinner plates. Why should we care about eating GMO foods if we're trying to lose weight? Well, if any of you have gotten anywhere on your weight [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 11:45:00

DNA sequencing « Lenovo Laptop

Cognition of DNA sequences has gone indispensable for basic biological research, other inquiry legs utilizing DNA sequencing, and in numerous Gene Expression applied fields such as diagnostic, biotechnology, forensic biology and biological systematics. The advent of DNA sequencing has significantly accelerated biological inquiry and discovery. The rapid speed of sequencing attained with modern DNA sequencing technology has been instrumental in the sequencing of the human genome, in the Human Genome Project. Related projects, frequently by scientific collaboration across continents, receive [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 16:36:19

Gardening Organic: The Connection Between Organic Gardening And ...

But, in order to accomplish this, they have altered the DNA of plants. The potential long term effects of this form of hybridization is still unknown. One concern is that humans may have allergies to these altered plants or may otherwise become ill for them. And, if these plants are allowed to cross-pollinate with non-hybridized plants, we may ultimately be left with nothing but genetically altered plants – with no way of returning to the ones that nature provided. For this reason, many countries do not allow genetically altered plants to be shipped to their land. Gardening organic is the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 01:07:38


SSR assays require a minimal amount of genomic DNA. Most of the crop improvement programs are confined to evaluation and selection of naturally occurring clonal variations. In vitro culture techniques provide an alternative means of plant propagation and an important tool for crop improvement. The in vitro cultures are also of low risk for genetic variation since it is more resistant to genetic changes while occurrence of cell division in vitro condition. Gel electrophoresis is an important molecular biology tool which enables us to study DNA. It can be used to determine the sequence of [more...]

Date: 2010-09-08 04:07:38

Lundberg, Earth Balance Sponsor Non-GMO Month

The process of genetic modification, which takes place in a laboratory, typically merges DNA from different species, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding. Virtually all commercial GMOs are bred to withstand direct application of herbicide and/or to produce an insecticide. None of the GMO traits currently on the market offer increase yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition or any other consumer benefit. The Grocery Manufacturers Association estimates GMOs currently are in approximately 80 percent of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:21:00

Genome Size, Code Bloat, And Proof-by-analogy

For a process of inter-lineage sorting to affect genome size more generally, large amounts of non-coding DNA would have to be insufficiently detrimental in the short term to be removed by organism-level selection, and would have to improve lineage survival and/or enhance speciation rates, such that over time one would observe a world dominated by lineages with huge genomes. In principle, this would be compatible with the conclusions of the model under discussion, at least in broad outline. In practice, however, this is undone by evidence that lineages with exorbitant genomes are restricted to [more...]

Date: 2008-01-17 10:58:47

DNA sequencing - Blogs for Dogs | Home

Noesis of DNA sequences has got indispensable for basic biological research, other research legs using DNA sequencing, and in numerous applied plains such as diagnostic, biotechnology, forensic biology and biological systematics. The advent of DNA sequencing has significantly accelerated biological research and discovery. The rapid fastness of sequencing attained with mod DNA sequencing technology has been instrumental in the sequencing of the human genome, in the Human Genome Project. Related projects, oft by DNA Sequencer scientific collaboration across continents, get generated the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 16:31:34

DNA sequencing « Home Workout Equipment

Noesis of DNA sequences has become indispensable for basic biological research, other enquiry legs using DNA sequencing, and in numerous applied champaigns such as diagnostic, biotechnology, forensic biology and biological systematics. The advent of DNA sequencing has significantly accelerated DNA Synthesis biological inquiry and discovery. The rapid fastness of sequencing attained with modernistic DNA sequencing technology has been instrumental in the sequencing of the human genome, in the Human Genome Project. Related projects, frequently by scientific collaboration across continents, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 16:39:33

Conservation of Plant Species in DNA Banks | Plant Biotech Blog ...

Although the MBG describes its activity as ‘DNA Banking’, there is no evidence on its website that MBG banks extracted DNA samples.  It is a collection of samples of plant material stored at -20°C, suitable for DNA extraction.  Voucher specimens for these samples are deposited at the MBG or other institutions.  The material is provided to researchers against an agreement for molecular studies but not for commercial purposes such as bioprospecting, or screening for genes of interest in agricultural research. DNA Bank Brazilian Flora Species The Bank at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical [more...]

Date: 2008-09-24 17:57:16

Official launch of iBOL activates world's largest biodiversity ...

Toronto – The largest biodiversity genomics initiative ever undertaken – an international effort to build a digital identification system for all life on Earth – will be officially activated this week. The International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL) will be launched by the Minister of Research and Innovation, Glen Murray, during an event at Toronto’s CN Tower on Saturday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. By enabling automated, rapid and inexpensive species identifications, iBOL will transform biodiversity science and its applications throughout society. “We are witnessing alarming rates [more...]

Date: 2010-09-24 13:22:46

A GMO primer — What you should know about genetically modified ...

Ninety-five percent of the sugar-beet crop in the U.S. is genetically modified, but a recent federal ruling may have a huge impact on that. When it all began: The technologies that led to genetically modified foods were developed in the 1970s, with the advent of recombinant DNA technology. At the time, there were a lot of ethical debates and concerns about crossing the species barrier and transgenic technology. The focus then was on bacteria — mainly E. coli — and putting genes from different species into bacteria. Big Business: In the 1980s, Monsanto pushed to develop and use GM [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 16:28:00

Report: Israeli scientists discover way to counterfeit DNA ...

New York Times reports Israeli firm created blood and saliva samples containing DNA from a third party. By Haaretz Service Israeli scientists have shown it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, according to an article published in the New York Times on Tuesday.The findings could possibly call into question the credibility of DNA as evidence in criminal cases. In their tests, the scientists fabricated blood and saliva samples that contained DNA taking from a different person, the New York Times reported. The article states that the scientists also could take a DNA profile in a database and [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 16:54:47

Company Profile : Diagnostic supplier : Suyog Diagnostics : Mumbai ...

The company is representing world renowned Diagnostics Companies and selling Diagnostics Kits for Coagulation disorders, Viral Markers for HIV, HBV, HCV, HDV, HEV, Biochemistry, Chromatography kits etc. Life Science Division: The company is representing world renowned Diagnostics Companies and selling Chemicals, Bio - Chemicals, FISH Probes, Radio Chemicals, Reagents, Cell Bio, Electrophoresis grade, Neuro chemicals, Molecular Biology grade, DNA Extraction kits, PCR Kits, Restriction Enzymes, DNA Ladders & modifying enzymes, Proteomics, Cell Culture reagents, Plant Tissue Culture Grade [more...]

Date: 2010-07-09 15:29:00

Report: Israeli scientists discover way to counterfeit DNA ...

Israeli scientists have shown it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, according to an article published in the New York Times on Tuesday.The findings could possibly call into question the credibility of DNA as evidence in criminal cases. In their tests, the scientists fabricated blood and saliva samples that contained DNA taking from a different person, the New York Times reported. The article states that the scientists also could take a DNA profile in a database and use it to make a DNA sample to match the profile without needing any tissue from the person. The article quotes the lead [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 05:00:00

DNA Testing: The Technology Utilized To Recognize The Offspring

offering wholesale plants, seeds and bulbs from around the world to you. Searching for historical past, especially the seventeenth century, when DNA testing was not doable, the very best solution to determine the parents was by taking a good hard look at the kid, then, followed by a hard look of the father. Sufficient commonalities and a connection could possibly be seen. One century later on, eye color was discovered to be an effective paternal determinant. This supposition has had its inefficiency revealed because of the present DNA improvements. We’re conscious that the eye color is [more...]

Date: 2010-09-02 06:46:50

Fayette Life: Fruitful DNA Extraction

What do strawberries and bananas have in common with Fayette County's Whitewater Middle School students? The answer is DNA. As it turns out, the genetic material of the fruits is very similar to that of humans. This was just one fascinating fact that approximately 290 seventh graders learned as they participated in a DNA extraction lab conducted by graduate students from the Georgia Plant Scholars Program of the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Plant Pathology Department. Using regular household items such as coffee filters, salt, dishwashing liquid, water and rubbing alcohol, students learned [more...]

Date: 2009-05-27 12:12:00

Plant DNA Recombinases: A Long Way to Go

Mutants sensitive to DNA damaging agents like UV and ionizing radiation showed deficiency in recombination . The complex nature of the process and crosstalk between homologous recombination and other pathways like transcription, repair , ... At this stage, the newly formed double stranded DNA has the old parental strand and a new incoming strand. It is therefore called heteroduplex. These heteroduplexes further extended to mediate complete strand exchange . [more...]

Date: 2009-12-14 03:07:53

When the disease strikes – Who You Gonna Call?

Viruses can mutate (change their DNA or RNA structure), and therefore influenza strains provide researchers with the daunting task against the strain of the virus at their own gameTransfiguration, from different strains of the virus injection allows a vacation to make the body enough so that the antibodies in our immune system will not fall victim to a full-scale attack. Covering us with different strains in one shot, maybe some parts of the sequence of points in the immune system of our body, making these antibodies stimulated by these specific charges or other charges that some who have [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 12:50:32

PhD Student for Ecology and Ecological Epigenetics in Plants ...

Recently however, evidence is accumulating that epigenetic processes, such as DNA methylation and chromatin modification, may play an important role in the short-term adaptation of plants to rapidly changing environmentats, such as are the consequence of climate change.In a European wide project (EpiCOL), considering the role of epigenetic regulation mechanisms as an alternative means towards adaptation in plants, we work on delivering “proof of principle” for the ecological and evolutionary significance of epigenetic variation. The project is a cooperation between ecologists, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 03:56:15

LinkNotes: The Science of Chocolate -- Preliminary Cacao Genome ...

Can science make chocolate taste (even) better? - The WeekScientists have cracked the DNA code of the cacao plant. Will our future selves be tempted by yet yummier sweets? Chocolate isn't an obvious candidate for a food that needs improving. But that hasn't deterred scientists at the candy conglomerate Mars, which recently announced they had nearly completed sequencing the cacao tree's genome. This could mean stronger, more resilient cocoa crops, and — perhaps down the road — better-tasting [more...]

Date: 2010-09-25 13:15:00

The Lowdown on Feminized DNA Seeds

In the last few years, DNA has also made great advances with marijuana seeds. The many years of research into the genetics of the plant and the use of impeccable breeding techniques have helped DNA produce some of the most amazing feminised cannabis seeds ever. In fact, the current cultivars on offer from DNA are so specialized that their unparalleled potency is suitable for all kinds of use. Whether you want it for its medicinal powers or to satisfy your horticultural interests; DNA has the right seed for your requirements.Moreover, they are a joy to smoke up. One of the greatest USP’s of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 09:05:23

DNA from transgenic plants found in milk and animal tissue | Farm Wars

A recent Testbiotech survey shows that DNA fragments from transgenic plants are increasingly found in animal tissue such as milk, inner organs and muscles. Most recently, in April 2010, scientists from Italy reported DNA sequences [more...]

Date: 2010-08-20 15:45:33

Effectiveness of DNA Extraction Protocols for Horticultural and ...

This study analyses the effectiveness of 12 previously published DNA extraction protocols used for the extraction of DNA in various species in contrast to 3 commercially available plant DNA extraction kits. In addition, an innovative, [more...]

Date: 2007-08-01 16:17:28

INCURVATA2 Encodes the Catalytic Subunit of DNA Polymerase {alpha ...

The strong icu2-2 and icu2-3 insertional alleles caused fully penetrant zygotic lethality when homozygous and incompletely penetrant gametophytic lethality, probably because of loss of DNA polymerase activity. The weak icu2-1 allele carried a ... D. Schuermann, O. Fritsch, J. M. Lucht, and B. Hohn Replication Stress Leads to Genome Instabilities in Arabidopsis DNA Polymerase {delta} Mutants PLANT CELL, September 1, 2009; 21(9): 2700 - 2714. [more...]

Date: 2007-10-30 10:30:47

Genome Inversion Gives Plant A New Lifestyle

What he found instead was that a large chunk of the plant's genome - 2.2 million letters of DNA and 350 genes - are working differently in each ecotype of the plant. The difference is called a genetic inversion, a long piece of DNA that [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 15:22:08

Starchild Skull 2010 DNA Result - Earth Changes and the Pole Shift

Part of the nuclear DNA have can thus reduced to its ( expected ) of human origin, while have surrendered to others subsections at all , no significant similarities and similarities to other earthly creatures. That is, the genotype of the father was definitely not found in the database of the National Institutes of Health (NIH ) in Maryland. The NIH is the world 's largest database of genetic information of many species of viruses , bacteria , crustaceans, fish to all types of plants and animals , including primates and humans. These results of DNA analysis were repeated several times and [more...]

Date: 2010-09-26 08:31:32

TECHNOLOGY REPORT » Artificial Life created with Synthetic DNA – a ...

A team led by Dr Craig Venter has announced what is potentially a huge genetics engineering breakthrough – using synthetic DNA to drive the reproductive processes of cells. The team created a synthetic copy of real DNA, planted this [more...]

Date: 2010-05-20 21:14:59

why ammonium accetate is added in plant dna extraction process?

why ammonium accetate is added in plant dna extraction process? is a post from: Nature Technology [more...]

Date: 2010-02-23 06:54:05

Roland San Juan: Terrifying Future - Scientists Mixing Human ...

Like the ancient Watchers before him (Watchers were fallen angels that mingled human dna with animals and their seed to produce Nephilim. More on this will be discussed later), Bostrom envisions giving life to Nietzsche’s Overman (posthumans) by remanufacturing men with animals, plants, and other synthetic life-forms through the use of modern sciences including recombinant dna technology, germ-line engineering, and transgenics (in which the genetic structure of one species is altered by the transfer of genes from another). Given that molecular biologists classify the functions of genes [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 02:15:00

Science Fair Project: DNA Extraction

Step 1. Topic. When doing a science fair project, your first step is to select a topic. You have selected the topic DNA. Since a science fair project should be an experiment, I recommend extracting DNA from plant or animal cells. [more...]

Date: 2010-05-11 22:20:06

AIPMT Biology Syllabus

DNA –its organization and replication; Transcription and Translation; Gene expression and regulation; DNA fingerprinting. Theories and evidences of evolution, including modern Darwinism. Unit : 4 Structure and Function – Plants Morphology of a flowering plant; Tissues and tissue systems in plants; Anatomy and function of root, stem(including modifications), leaf, inflorescence, flower (including position and arrangement of different whorls, placentation), fruit and seed; Types of fruit; Secondary growth; Absorption and movement of water (including diffusion, osmosis and water [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 14:07:00

(IUCr) Expression, purification and crystallization of a plant ...

The amplified DNA fragment was digested with BamHI/HindIII and ligated into the BamHI/HindIII sites of the pETDuet-1 vector (Novagen) for expression as fusion protein with a His6 tag at the N-terminus. [more...]

Date: 2010-07-29 07:00:00

Ph.D or post-doc assistantship in plant evolution/biogeography at ...

The successful applicant will choose one or more of these plant families to: generate flow cytometry data aimed at determining ploidy levels; generate nuclear DNA sequences and infer species trees; incorporate ecological data to investigate issues of niche conservatism vs. niche evolution in the selected groups. Requirements: Demonstrated experience in molecular, phylogenetic and flow-cytometry methods and/or ecological niche modeling will be highly valued in the selection process. Excellent knowledge of the English language, written and oral, required. Familiarity with additional European [more...]

Date: 2010-06-04 13:05:00

DNA Nutritional Supplements for New Age

Once your Custom Manufacturing data securely sent electronically to the manufacturing plant, the ISO, GMP and FDA compliant investment of your DNA Genewize supplements online as well as other products produced on order. More Nutrition [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 20:49:50

Organic Food – Bah Hum Bug! «

USDA National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) definition, from April 1995 “Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony. “‘Organic’ is a labeling term that denotes products produced under the authority of the Organic Foods Production Act. The principal guidelines for organic production are to use materials and practices that enhance the ecological [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:31:15

Toyota Enviro Outreach 2010: The Plant DNA Barcoding Project

Our goal is simple (but important) to have a complete database of DNA barcodes for all South Africa’s plant species. This database will allow scientists in the future to be able to identify plants by matching the DNA barcodes of plants that they collect to that of plants that are already in the database. What will we collect? Basically every plant that we will encounter during the 17-day fieldtrip but priority will be given to indigenous and endemic flowering plants. At least three individuals/plants from different localities will be sampled for genetic studies. We will pick a couple of [more...]

Date: 2010-08-18 16:37:00

Scientists say rare plant has biggest genome yet « Xenophilia ...

A genome is the full complement of an organism’s DNA, complex molecules that direct the formation and function of all living organisms. The size of an organism’s genome is typically measured by the number of bases it contains – base pairs being the building blocks of DNA. The human genome, for example, has about 3 million bases and measures about 6 feet in length. The marbled lungfish has a whopping 130 million bases. And the 12-inch (30-centimeter) flower studied by Leitch turns out to have 150 million. Outside experts were impressed. “This is certainly an enormously large genome,” [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 08:37:15

csirhrdg.res.in | CSIR UGC NET 2011 Life Science Syllabus 2011 ...

Analysis of RNA, DNA and proteins by one and two dimensional gel electrophoresis, Isoelectric focusing gels. Molecular cloning of DNA or RNA fragments in bacterial and eukaryotic systems. Expression of recombinant proteins using bacterial, animal and plant vectors. Isolation of specific nucleic acid sequences Generation of genomic and cDNA libraries in plasmid, phage, cosmid, BAC and YAC vectors. In vitro mutagenesis and deletion techniques, gene knock out in bacterial and eukaryotic organisms. Protein sequencing methods, detection of post translation modification of proteins. DNA [more...]

Date: 2008-06-21 07:00:00

DNA Replication Factor C1 Mediates Genomic Stability and ...

e National Center for Plant Gene Research, Beijing 100193, China. 2 Address correspondence to gongzz{at}cau.edu.cn. Genetic screening identified a suppressor of ros1-1, a mutant of REPRESSOR OF SILENCING1 (ROS1; encoding a DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-07-16 07:00:00

Interesting Reading #557 – Padlock death test, Death of syringes ...

Interesting Reading #557 – Padlock death test, Death of syringes, Death of depression, Death of McMansions and much more… by Marshall Brain | August 19, 2010 1 Comment | Add Comment Can Your Padlock Withstand a Bullet? Abusive Lab Test – “A padlock can be all that stands between a burglar and a shed or lockbox full of property. But how well can it really handle the tools of a determined thief (or years of bad weather, for that matter)? To find out, we enlisted the expertise of our friends at Minnesota’s Environ Labs testing facility, where we put four models—from cheap [more...]

Date: 2010-08-20 03:20:34

Friday Hope Blogging

Since DNA evidence is not available in the majority of murder cases, other wrongful convictions based on similar types of evidence may never come to light.Perhaps we could extend this logic to "far lighter tasks" like bombing foreign capitals. The FTC is working on new regulations to prevent greenwashing. Among the proposed changes: Marketers shouldn't use labels like "green" or "eco-friendly" because they're too vague; if something's labeled as "biodegradable," then the entire package should "completely break down and return to nature" within a year; and if something's called "non-toxic" it [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 23:32:00

Proprietary Plant DNA, the new Big Brother? - Eye On America Roadshow

The adapted plant DNA, called SigNature®, is added to the dye, so the cash, criminals and anything else the dye touches are coated in it. Long strands of plant DNA are very difficult to remove. Even after strong solvents are used to remove the dye, the DNA remains, allowing suspects to be linked directly to the crime scene. Police scan suspects’ items and locations they have been, using hand held detectors. If DNA is seen, it is extracted and analyzed to confirm it matches the marker in the dye. Imagine the uses an oppressive government would have for such a product. Wonder if our [more...]

Date: 2010-01-03 05:27:27

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