Science serves up Signs of the Sigularity

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Fri Jul 27 2001 - 11:22:48 MDT

Science express (@ serves up work
by Yale scientsts manage to fit most of the yeast proteome
on a microscope slide and assay protein binding to signal
molecules. Slick. Sooner than even *I* would have expected.
Note that thats less than 6 years from the sequencing of
the genome to the ability to do the protein matching for
the proteome(!).

Also, in Science itself this week (pg 668, July 27, 2001)
a combination of European laboraties serves up the genome
of the legume symbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti that is
responsible for nitrogen fixation. One 3.65 MB chromosome
and two whopping 1.35 and 1.68 MB megaplasmids.

Lets see what can I possibly do with this? I wonder if I
can convince a nitrogen fixing bacteria to manufacture

High ho, high ho, its off to work I go...

Oh yes and if anyone can just drop me a note explaining
why the Javien server seems to fade in and out of "reality"
it would make me a happy man. Has it got data corruption
problems that require frequent reloads?


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