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May. 8th, 2007

01:00 am - Dr Who: The Lazarus Experiment

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Date:May 8th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks for the clarification :)

So, if you could use this telomerase stuff, you should still have enough good copies of your DNA (in an old person's body), without needing a sample from your younger self?
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Date:May 8th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
Telomerase can be used to repair telomers, since the 'buffer' DNA that makes them up is meaningless, almost any non-cancer cell in the body would be sufficient recover a 'clean' DNA sample. Or you could get it from stem cells from bone marrow or the gonads or something and not bother with the telomerase.

The Dr Who science in this episode was utter junk btw :)
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Date:May 8th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)
I haven't watched this episode, but if it was anything like the first episode, you have to hang your lab coat at the door to enjoy it. :)

Moral of the story: Just as the "first aid" on TV is a load of hogwash, so is the "science" on TV. And in books. And indeed on the news most of the time.

Which reminds me, I promised someone I'd explain to them why the "science" in Angels and Demons is a great big steaming pile of ocelot poo...
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