Tuesday, October 17, 2006

George Beckenworth II, Son of a Tree

When you eat an apple and you spit out a seed, if the seed grows, the DNA from your saliva is replicated by the genes of the plant so that every cell carries parts of your DNA. Earlier this year in England, scientists cloned a man named George Beckenworth from an apple tree that grew from a seed that Mr. Beckenworth spat out in 1932, a few years before he died.


Blogger Lew said...

Watermelons do the same basic thing. In this method, scientists produced 20 copies of this dude, but they kept it a secret, cause watermelons have a lot of seeds.

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