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  • Stolzi@aol.com
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      Thanks for the memory with your DNA in tree
      (Filed: 26/05/2003)
      Two art students are planning to grow trees containing the genetic identity
      of human beings.The idea is to replace the unused "junk" DNA in trees with
      entire human genomes. Scientists have advised the pair that it is perfectly
      feasible.The "humanised" trees would be unaffected by the change, but still carry
      the biological essence of the DNA donors. One possibility envisaged is that the
      trees could replace gravestones as a way of preserving the memory of loved
      ones.If an apple tree was used, it would provide an edible as well as a visible
      reminder. Like the tree, the fruit would contain human DNA."Implanting your
      grandmother's DNA into an apple tree brings a whole new meaning to the phrase
      'Granny Smith'," said Georg Tremmel, an Austrian studying design at the Royal
      College of Art in London.



      What would Tolkien have said?

      Or Lewis, with his dryads?

      Diamond Proudbrook














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    • The Yeti !
      ... identity ... change, but still carry ... used, it would provide an edible as well as a visible ... Is anyone else thinking cannibal at this juncture :)
      Message 2 of 4 , May 26, 2003
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        --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, Stolzi@a... wrote:
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        > Two art students are planning to grow trees containing the genetic
        identity
        > of human beings...The "humanised" trees would be unaffected by the
        change, but still carry
        > the biological essence of the DNA donors... If an apple tree was
        used, it would provide an edible as well as a visible
        > reminder.

        Is anyone else thinking 'cannibal' at this juncture :)

        Yeti.
      • dianejoy@earthlink.net
        ... From: Stolzi@aol.com Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 15:36:09 EDT To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com Subject: [mythsoc] Thanks for the memory with your DNA in tree
        Message 3 of 4 , May 28, 2003
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          Thanks for the memory with your DNA in tree
          (Filed: 26/05/2003)
          Two art students are planning to grow trees containing the genetic identity
          of human beings.The idea is to replace the unused "junk" DNA in trees with
          entire human genomes. Scientists have advised the pair that it is perfectly
          feasible.The "humanised" trees would be unaffected by the change, but still
          carry
          the biological essence of the DNA donors. One possibility envisaged is that
          the
          trees could replace gravestones as a way of preserving the memory of loved
          ones.If an apple tree was used, it would provide an edible as well as a
          visible
          reminder. Like the tree, the fruit would contain human DNA."Implanting your
          grandmother's DNA into an apple tree brings a whole new meaning to the
          phrase
          'Granny Smith'," said Georg Tremmel, an Austrian studying design at the
          Royal
          College of Art in London.



          What would Tolkien have said? "Old Man Willow, return to the foul place of
          your heritage."

          Or Lewis, with his dryads? "Not even the White witch was this crazy."

          How would the human genome express in these trees? Very strange. ---djb














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        • Stolzi@aol.com
          In a message dated 5/28/2003 1:50:05 PM Central Daylight Time, ... Turning people to stone is less crazy than turning them to wood? ;) Diamond Proudbrook
          Message 4 of 4 , May 28, 2003
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            In a message dated 5/28/2003 1:50:05 PM Central Daylight Time,
            dianejoy@... writes:


            > Or Lewis, with his dryads? "Not even the White witch was this crazy."

            Turning people to stone is less crazy than turning them to wood? ;)

            Diamond Proudbrook



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