DNA has been found to have a bizarre ability to put itself together, even at a distance, when according to known science it shouldn't be able to. The
explanation: None, at least not yet.
In the study, scientists observed the behavior of fluorescently tagged DNA strands placed in water that contained no proteins or other material that
could interfere with the experiment. Strands with identical nucleotide sequences were about twice as likely to gather together as DNA strands with
No one knows how individual DNA strands could possibly be communicating in this way, yet somehow they do. The “telepathic” effect is a source of
wonder and amazement for scientists.
“Amazingly, the forces responsible for the sequence recognition can reach across more than one nanometer of water separating the surfaces of the
nearest neighbor DNA,” said the authors Geoff S. Baldwin, Sergey Leikin, John M. Seddon, and Alexei A. Kornyshev and colleagues."
I can add an interesting observation.
I replicated the L. Carrell experiment where you take 3 fetal chicken heart cells that at the moment of their development are basically
It must be 3 (no less) and they are placed in a sterile sealed flask and rinsed and then "fed" daily with sterile fetal bovine serum. They will
continue to replicate...first one layer, then 2 layers and then at a particular point during creating of the third layer, they suddenlu recognize"
each other and in one moment will start to beat in unison.
I was lucky enough to see that moment of recognition and the cells continued to replicate for a few more layers (still beating) until they died.
It was an amazing thing to see...at one moment they were just cells...and then BAM! they start to beat...
Maybe that illustrates the article.
So many mysteries...so little time.
MODS...sorry, I put this in the wrong forum and don't know how to move it...sorry.
[edit on 1-5-2010 by wiseone11]