January 13, 2011
from PopSci Website
DNA Teleportation Nobel Prize winner Luc Montagnier describes a phenomenon
in which DNA emits electromagnetic signals of its own construction,
"ghost DNA" that can be mistaken by enzymes as the real deal and replicated in another place.
Essentially, it's DNA
teleportation. Montagnier, et al.
A Nobel prize winning scientist who shared the 2008 prize for medicine for his role in establishing the link between HIV and AIDS has stirred up a good deal of both interest and skepticism with his latest experimental results, which more or less show that DNA can teleport itself to distant cells via electromagnetic signals.
If his results prove correct, they would
shake up the foundations upon which modern chemistry rests. But
plenty of Montagnier’s peers are far from convinced.
Essentially, they took two test tubes -
one containing a fragment of DNA about 100 bases long, another
containing pure water - and isolated them in a chamber that muted
the earth’s natural electromagnetic field to keep it from muddying
the results. The test tubes were housed within a copper coil
emanating a weak electromagnetic field.
Ostensibly this means DNA can project
itself from one cell to the next, where copies could be made -
something like quantum teleportation of genetic material, a notion
that is spooky on multiple levels.
Indeed, it’s a pretty radical notion:
More details will emerge when the paper is published in a peer-reviewed journal, as it is likely to be.
The findings will then have to be repeated in multiple independent studies to be considered valid, something that will take some time. In the meantime, expect these findings to draw equal parts intrigue and skeptical scrutiny.