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Evolution often plays out over millennia. George Church says he can make it happen in days.
He and his team of researchers at Harvard Medical School in Boston invented a table-top machine that can generate multiple changes in the DNA of bacteria all at once, speeding up the evolutionary process.
The technology, known as multiplex automated genetic engineering, or MAGE, was created by Church
“This is going to change the way we think about manipulating biology,”
Originally posted by rogerstigers
Seriously, a machine called MAGE that amost magically transforms one creature into another and this magical MAGE machine was created by a guy named CHURCH?
Oy, thank god it is Friday.
[edit on 8-13-2010 by rogerstigers]
Hmm if it can speed up evolution, I wonder if it could de-evolve something as well. Jeez this sounds like a comic book. We could make the first super hero!!!