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Uru Hammer
Teleporting DNA?!
Wed Jan 12, 2011 15:39
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from this article: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20927952.900-scorn-over-claim-of-teleported-dna.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news


Full details of the experiments are not yet available, but the basic set-up is as follows. Two adjacent but physically separate test tubes were placed within a copper coil and subjected to a very weak extremely low frequency electromagnetic field of 7 hertz. The apparatus was isolated from Earth's natural magnetic field to stop it interfering with the experiment. One tube contained a fragment of DNA around 100 bases long; the second tube contained pure water.

After 16 to 18 hours, both samples were independently subjected to the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a method routinely used to amplify traces of DNA by using enzymes to make many copies of the original material. The gene fragment was apparently recovered from both tubes, even though one should have contained just water (see diagram).

DNA was only recovered if the original solution of DNA - whose concentration has not been revealed - had been subjected to several dilution cycles before being placed in the magnetic field. In each cycle it was diluted 10-fold, and "ghost" DNA was only recovered after between seven and 12 dilutions of the original. It was not found at the ultra-high dilutions used in homeopathy.

Seems difficult to believe that contamination would be the culprit. How hard is it to keep a sample of pure water separate while working with your DNA solution? And I am also assuming that this lab has, themselves, replicated this experiment dozens of times, with consistent results.

What does this mean?

Uru

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