Re: GM angst

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Sat Jul 15 2000 - 14:17:50 MDT

On Sat, 15 Jul 2000 wrote:

> On 7/10/00, Damien wrote:

> > Still doesn't address the particular (and to my mind reasonable)
> > trepidation about remixing genes in ways not pre-tested by millennia of
> > natural (or indeed human) selection and broadcasting them everywhere in
> > industrial quantities.
> Aw, c'mon, Damien -- where's your sense of FUN?

Greg, I'm sure with only a minor amount of engineering, I can
come up with both a self-loading viral vector and a plant
derived artificial chromosome enabling the growth of roots.
A mixture of said elements when applied to the bottom of Damian's
feet will enable us to plant him in some corn field where his
primary function will be to scare away the crows. This invention
will give a whole new meaning to the term "stick-in-the-mud".


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