Aug. 31st, 2007

One Species' Genome Discovered Inside Another's (University of Rochester) - originally from slashdot article - which also has some interesting links although it takes longer to explore ;)

The research, reported in today's Science, also shows that lateral gene transfer—the movement of genes between unrelated species—may happen much more frequently between bacteria and multicellular organisms than scientists previously believed, posing dramatic implications for evolution.
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"This study establishes the widespread occurrence and high frequency of a process that we would have dismissed as science fiction until just a few years ago," says W. Ford Doolittle, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Microbial Genomics at Dalhousie University, who is not connected to the study. "This is stunning evidence for increased frequency of gene transfer."
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Worth the read :)

More advancement on "Flying Saucer" - guy's been in trouble a few times but it does look like he's nearing delivery....

also
UAT Instructor Creates Cuneiform and Hieroglyphic Translator
TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - August 23, 2007) - University of Advancing Technology (UAT) instructor and senior web developer Joe McCormack has completed work on a web-based application that translates English words into cuneiform script from the Assyrian, Babylonian, Sumerian and the hieroglyphic script of Egyptian. The tool may be seen at his website, virtualsecrets.com.

cool stuff.

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