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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    22 Jul '11 09:31
    http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-07-scientists-seventh-eighth-bases-dna.html

    This is going to be something geneticists are going to be chewing on for decades, and may even find #9 and # 10.

    It means new avenues of approach in the study of cancers and stem cells and genetic diseases.
  2. 24 Jul '11 12:27
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-07-scientists-seventh-eighth-bases-dna.html

    This is going to be something geneticists are going to be chewing on for decades, and may even find #9 and # 10.

    It means new avenues of approach in the study of cancers and stem cells and genetic diseases.
    Erm. My BINAS (Dutch high school science table book) from 1986 already has six normal ones and five rare ones, including the number 5 and 6 that article claims were recent discoveries.
    Physorg isn't really aiming for a great deal of scientific accuracy, is it?

    Richard
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Jul '11 23:35
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Erm. My BINAS (Dutch high school science table book) from 1986 already has six normal ones and five rare ones, including the number 5 and 6 that article claims were recent discoveries.
    Physorg isn't really aiming for a great deal of scientific accuracy, is it?

    Richard
    well it might be the scientists involved did not know of the Dutch research. Especially if it was from 1986 before modern DNA analysis was used. Do you have any links to the 1986 work?