ExRx.net

Exercise Prescription on the Net
It is currently Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:18 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:40 pm 
Offline
Rookie
Rookie

Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:29 am
Posts: 32
Ironman wrote:
The dumbest is the idea that modifying a gene that is responsible for a piece of anatomy in a particular animal, can somehow be used by bacteria. Bacteria can use the genes from other strains of bacteria, but it can't use a gene for a bit of anatomy it doesn't have.


Pardon me if I am understanding this completely wrong (you may be making a statement different to how I am perceiving), but bacteria is quite able to use genes from other organisms, mammalian included. Artificial Insulin production is used through inserting and ligating a human insulin gene transcript into a bacterial RNA plasmid.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:38 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:40 am
Posts: 3987
Danomite wrote:
Ironman wrote:
The dumbest is the idea that modifying a gene that is responsible for a piece of anatomy in a particular animal, can somehow be used by bacteria. Bacteria can use the genes from other strains of bacteria, but it can't use a gene for a bit of anatomy it doesn't have.


Pardon me if I am understanding this completely wrong (you may be making a statement different to how I am perceiving), but bacteria is quite able to use genes from other organisms, mammalian included. Artificial Insulin production is used through inserting and ligating a human insulin gene transcript into a bacterial RNA plasmid.


No that's not what I am talking about. Also you are giving an example of something inserted by people. The claim was about bacteria incorporating something on their own.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:57 pm 
Offline
Rookie
Rookie

Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:29 am
Posts: 32
Ah, took that way out of context. Apologies.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:18 am 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:40 am
Posts: 3987
Danomite wrote:
Ah, took that way out of context. Apologies.

No need for apologies. You should challenge everything. It might be that you missed an important piece of information, but it might be that you're right too. The important thing is that you're critically analyzing something before accepting it as true.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2


All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group