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Vandal daubs DNA code in street

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

  1. Rodney Trotter

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    Vandal daubs DNA code in street

    Discussion started by Rodney Trotter - Sep 17, 2004

    Link here

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    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:
     
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    !@#$% - Replied Sep 17, 2004

    always selling us so short.
    i work with DNA every goddamn day.
    :burned:
     
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  3. seeking

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    seeking - Replied Sep 17, 2004

    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.
     
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  4. Hokus

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    Hokus - Replied Sep 18, 2004

    i thought it was kinda cool
     
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  5. iloveboxcars

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    i deal with dna on the regular.


    well, sort of.
     
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  6. spectr

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    spectr - Replied Sep 19, 2004

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

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    you work at a porno shop?
     
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  8. type R

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    type R - Replied Sep 20, 2004

    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.
     
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    you guys need to get together..
    a real meeting of the brains.
     
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    i definately agree
     
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    :beat2:
     
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    Drunk Sober - Replied Sep 22, 2004

    i got something to say about all this, wait a second.....














































    NOPE! Its just a fart!
     
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    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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