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Mon Dec 17, 2018, 12:24 PM

Boffins don't give a sh!t, slap Trump's face on a turd in science journal

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/17/nature_paper_trump_poo/

A pair of boffins are in hot water after the image of president Donald Trump made an unexpected cameo in a paper on how to gather animal DNA from their poop at scale.

The paper, which was published in Nature Scientific Reports, discusses the difficulties of gaining high-quality DNA samples from wild animals in a non-invasive way.

Feces is the obvious option, but it is dominated by DNA from other organisms, such as bacteria so the authors proposed a way to enrich the desired animal's DNA from the sample.

However, the pair also buried an Easter egg in a figure depicting the method, which shows a baboon sitting next to an average-sized turd. And on that turd, is a tiny image of the leader of the free world.


For those of you that can get twits,



And the actual paper from Nature:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-20427-9
(Methylation-based enrichment facilitates low-cost, noninvasive genomic scale sequencing of populations from feces)

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Mon Dec 17, 2018, 03:14 PM

1. LOL should have been an orangutan though.

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Mon Dec 17, 2018, 03:23 PM

2. You have to feel sorry for those poor orangutans - much maligned by the clown in the WH.

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