Researchers at the Frank N. Stein Institute in Maryland have announced the creation of the first artificial living cell, which they have named Ed.
“This is a hugh leap forward. We can now create completely synthetic nipples for all those people who have none” Dr. Stein said.
Apparently the new nipple cells are blue because it’s cold in the lab.
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany have sequenced 60% of the Neanderthal genome and found that neanderthals and modern humans share DNA, proving that the two species interbred at some point in the past.
Scientists compared 40,000 year-old Neanderthal bone DNA with samples from modern residents of southern Africa, West Africa, Papua New Guinea, China, and one French person. Some shared as much as 1% – 4% of the Neanderthal genome, “except the French guy – he was more like 70%”.
Neanderthals and the French apparently have much in common, such as bathing habits, underarm hair, cynical political beliefs, and a strong dislike for just about everyone.
“And those rich sauces” said ancient-DNA expert Svante Pääbo of the Institute. “Neanderthals probably died-out because of their diet based on cholesterol and alcohol”