Rice Unravelled

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 at 2018

Extra Extra! Rice genome unravelled say the BBC. I wonder if in 40 years time they’ll discover that the billion-odd people eating the stuff will all be doomed to die young from bowel cancer or suchlike?

I just don’t trust it. I’ve looked at sourcecode and thought “Hey, now I can hack in X,Y,Z” and not always, but almost always it’s never that simple and side-effect free. And computer code is many orders of magnitude simpler than biology.

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