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Offline stromboli

4 Billion Year Old Fossil Proteins Resurrected
« on: August 11, 2013, 10:58:36 AM »
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Very near to the age of the earth itself. Cool. This is the shit that makes me love science.
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Offline Colanth

Re: 4 Billion Year Old Fossil Proteins Resurrected
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 07:47:57 PM »
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That's one of the biggies here.  The way a protein works depends on how it folds, and there's no way that we currently know to predict, from the amino acid sequence, which way the protein will fold.  (And folding is important.  Prions, folded the other way, aren't at all harmful.)

This is one of those WOW things that really has no practical application.  But it's interesting.
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Offline Atheon

Re: 4 Billion Year Old Fossil Proteins Resurrected
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013, 05:29:21 AM »
Dig up the grave of creationism and hammer yet another nail in its coffin before reburying it.
"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful." - Seneca

Offline aitm

Re: 4 Billion Year Old Fossil Proteins Resurrected
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 10:06:53 AM »
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Very near to the age of the earth itself.

why don't you just tell them what was happening, you were there...


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Offline Solitary

Re: 4 Billion Year Old Fossil Proteins Resurrected
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2013, 10:28:18 AM »
You were their Stromboli?  =D>  Congratulations! I knew there was a good reason I liked you. Science rocks accept to people too dumb to know it does.  :roll:  Solitary
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