DNA IS universal to all living things - bacteria, fungus, plant or
animal. Using ’cut and paste’ techniques, it is possible (sometimes) to
transfer a desirable feature from one organism’s DNA into another
organism, or an undesirable feature could be replaced.
QUITE A few newspaper column inches were given over to the Future
Foundation study ’Talking Equality’, published by the Equal
Opportunities Commission (EOC). I’m not sure how much credence we should
give to a study based on a sample of just 35 individuals! However, it
did raise some interesting points.
Cecilia Payne, working in the 1920s, was the first person to show how
the mechanics of Einstein’s energy conversion formula (e = mc2
) applied beyond our planet - that the process we now call nuclear
fusion powered not only our Sun but also the billions of stars in the
May Day 2003 takes place in the aftermath of the brutal imperialist
conquest of Iraq. The US led war has profoundly altered the world. The
globe is much more dangerous and violent. Where is next on the White
House’s list of targets – Syria, Iran, North Korea or Cuba?
It is exactly 50 years since one of the greatest scientific
breakthroughs of the twentieth century - the working out of the
structure of the DNA molecule . This represented the culmination of
fifty years research in the fields of physics, chemistry and biology, a
milestone on the road started by Darwin’s...