Sunday, April 03, 2005

Good news for a change

Scientists have now figured out how to repair defective genes. This isn't as impressive as the sequencing of the human genome, but it's certainly cool.

Do you recall the conversation at the Tyrell Corporation in Bladerunner where the replicant Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) meets with Tyrell? This technique reminds me of their conversation about altering Roy to give him more life. Bladerunner is one of my favorite movies dealing with life in a technocracy. That and Brazil.

According to this article, scientists have figured out how to use grass as a planet-friendly biofuel. A novel solution to the fossil fuel problem.

Of course, I'm an American, so I think technology will solve all of our problems.

Note: Cross-Posted at the Bellman.

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