Jurassic Park in a Petri dish: Scientists recreate 500 million-year-old bacteria in lab – what could possibly go wrong? | Mail Online

Jurassic Park in a Petri dish: Scientists recreate 500 million-year-old bacteria in lab – what could possibly go wrong? | Mail Online.

Nader Nazemi

Mini-Frankenstein: The researchers have resurrected a 500-million-year-old gene and inserted it into a modern E Coli bacteria
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2172406/Jurassic-Park-Petri-dish-Scientists-recreate-500-million-year-old-bacteria-lab–possibly-wrong.html#ixzz20PS9BLAo

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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