Looks like a dangerous experiment.
‘Frankenstein’ germ spliced with gene from 500-million-year-old bacteria
Bacteria is now thriving in lab
Some of the ‘chimeric’ E Coli is now stronger than normal bacteria
Scientists hope to ‘restage’ evolution
Will answer questions about how and why organisms evolve
A 500 million-year-old bacteria has been brought back to life in a laboratory at Georgia Tech in an experiment with echoes of Jurassic Park’s disastrous recreation of the dinosaurs.
The researchers have resurrected a 500-million-year-old gene and inserted it into a modern E Coli bacteria.
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