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Vandal daubs DNA code in street

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by Rodney Trotter, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. Rodney Trotter

    Rodney Trotter Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 23, 2001 Messages: 1,683 Likes Received: 1
    Link here

    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40077000/jpg/_40077078_graffiti_pa_203.jpg'>

    Vandal daubs DNA code in street

    The formula was spray-painted outside the Cavendish laboratory
    Police and academics in Cambridge are trying to find a graffiti artist who could be Britain's brightest vandal.
    The artist spray-painted part of a chemical component of DNA on the road outside a lab where the double helix was unveiled 50 years ago.

    Atop the design - described by one academic as "really nice" work - the artist wrote the word "phospholipase".

    Some suspect it to be the work of a chemistry student on the way home after a night of post-exam celebration.

    Dr Jonathan Goodman, a lecturer in Cambridge University's chemistry department, said: "The graffiti is of a molecule called guanine.

    We certainly don't want students spraying graffiti on roads and it's not something we condone

    Cambridge University
    "There is a picture of [the molecule] on the chemistry department web page.

    "It is one of the structures, or bases, which make up DNA - one of the four which Watson and Crick realised could fit together to form DNA in 1953."

    He added: "Phospholipase C is an enzyme which many people are studying."

    Professor Alan Dawson, emeritus professor of biochemistry at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, said: "It is a really nice bit of standard first or second-year biochemistry."

    A spokeswoman for Cambridge University said: "We think it is more likely to be the work of a post-graduate student because this appeared prior to the start of term.

    "We certainly don't want students spraying graffiti on roads and it's not something we condone."

    Last month, police and councillors in Cambridge launched a campaign to highlight the problem of graffiti in Cambridge, with police saying they would operate a "zero-tolerance" approach.[/b]

    Drunk toffs:rolleyes:
     
  2. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    always selling us so short.
    i work with DNA every goddamn day.
    :burned:
     
  3. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 233
    i look at T&A everyday.
    not really the same, but i write about it in my live journal, which is sort of like graffiti, so i mean....you know....whatever.
     
  4. Hokus

    Hokus Member

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004 Messages: 482 Likes Received: 0
    i thought it was kinda cool
     
  5. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,504 Likes Received: 440
    i deal with dna on the regular.


    well, sort of.
     
  6. spectr

    spectr Guest

    so lame i shouldnt have posted
    wait so fresh i should have..
     
  7. MOOGLE?

    MOOGLE? 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 23, 2000 Messages: 11,491 Likes Received: 500

    you work at a porno shop?
     
  8. type R

    type R Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2001 Messages: 2,456 Likes Received: 1
    blah. i myself have painted numerous molecule compositions in or around my piece on various walls, and i have seen others do likewise before me. just because a drunken bio-chem student painted a few molecules on the road doesnt mean he is a graffiti artist.
     
  9. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621

    you guys need to get together..
    a real meeting of the brains.
     
  10. omar

    omar Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 12, 2004 Messages: 203 Likes Received: 0
    i definately agree
     
  11. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,504 Likes Received: 440



    :beat2:
     
  12. Drunk Sober

    Drunk Sober Member

    Joined: Nov 7, 2003 Messages: 793 Likes Received: 0
    i got something to say about all this, wait a second.....














































    NOPE! Its just a fart!
     
  13. MOOGLE?

    MOOGLE? 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 23, 2000 Messages: 11,491 Likes Received: 500
    you know i loooove you !@#$%.






    i had thought about doing molecules on stickers for a bit though, like 3 years ago
     
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