Dumb DNA design? Genesis week Episode 22, season 2 with Wazooloo/Ian Juby
In this week's episode, we dive into some of the incredible DESIGN in DNA and contrast it with the claim of one scientist who claims it was a "stupid design." A new DNA bundling protein is found, scientists use DNA for digital storage to mail each other an MP3, and we talk about ERV's with Dr. Jean Lightner.
An asymmetric SMC--kleisin bridge in prokaryotic condensin
Burmann, et al., Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, January 27, 2013
Towards practical, high-capacity, low-maintenance information storage in synthesized DNA
Goldman, et. al., Nature, January 23, 2013 doi:10.1038/nature11875
HERV-H RNA is abundant in human embryonic stem cells and a precise marker for pluripotency
Santoni, et. al. (also reference by Dr. Lightner in the interview):
Science Daily paper "Retrovirus in the Human Genome Is Active in Pluripotent Stem Cells"
The Natural History of Retroviruses: Exogenization vs Endogenization
by Yingguang Liu and Charles Soper, September 30, 2009
Steven DeNoon on the thorn bush: