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Mar. 11th, 2009 | 09:05 pm

Would you eat a pure sample of DNA (of at least one gram?)

Yes
8(80.0%)
No
2(20.0%)


(Feel free to leave qualifications to your answer as comments)

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Mar. 12th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
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Its supposed to be a sugar, I want to know if it tastes sweet. (I'd prefer if the synthesized sample didn't encode for any genes, miRNA, or RNAi. so it should probably be gigantic runs of single nucleotides.)

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from: lunza
date: Mar. 12th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
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I have no £^¢&ing clue! Whose DNA, for a start?

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Mar. 12th, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
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I was thinking just a bunch of synthesized DNA. It'd be too hard to get pure DNA out of a living sample.

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John Tkalcich

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from: jmtkalcich
date: Mar. 12th, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
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Plant DNA. (I'm Vegetarian.)

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Mar. 12th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
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Hmm... What if its a copy of an animal gene but all of the components of the DNA molecules were artificially synthesized?

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John Tkalcich

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from: jmtkalcich
date: Mar. 12th, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
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Good question, probably not. I don't have a moral objection mind you, but I don't want to ruin my animal free streak. Plus consuming animal flesh products makes me ill after so long without it, and I don't really like risking it. (I get burned periodically by people who don't understand that chicken broth or chicken gravy aren't vegetarian and still make me sick)

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Dilinger

I don't have a clue

from: dilinger
date: Mar. 21st, 2009 07:29 am (UTC)
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I wasn't sure what was meant by this pure Strain of DNA. I was thinking most everything I eat has DNA in it, so what would be the point of not eating a pure DNA thing.

My SO says we would let my youngest son eat it. He eats or atleast places handfuls of dirt in his mouth. When we are not around to stop him, that is.

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maskedretriever

Re: I don't have a clue

from: maskedretriever
date: Apr. 17th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
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Having actually encountered the stuff in the lab once, in large enough quantities to get a sense of its macroscopic properties, I'd do it, but it would be kind of gross.

(Its polymer nature causes it to resemble snot pretty much.)

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Diane Trout

Re: I don't have a clue

from: alienghic
date: Apr. 21st, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
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I've never actually seen macroscopic quantities of DNA. Good to know that its viscus.

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